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Senior Manager, Tax - Central Region
Title:Senior Manager, Tax - Central Region
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Accounting & Finance & Audit
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801

Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Manage the overall tax processes related to preparation, review and filing of various tax reports, including income, property, sales/use, and other miscellaneous tax returns for the Central Region.  Prepare/review monthly tax provision work papers, account analyses and journal entries.  Provide tax planning and tax expertise to other departments, especially in regulatory matters, deferred income taxes and transaction structuring.  Prepare/review cash tax forecasting.  Manage tax staff in support of the tax functions and assignments.  Provide timely regional tax reports to Corporate Headquarters for inclusion in Company public reporting.  As needed, provide support to Corporate Headquarters and other regional managers.  Coordinate with outside professional service providers as needed. Relocation package offered for selected candidate.

Job Functions:

  • Co-prepare/review U.S. GAAP quarterly and annual regional income tax provisions and effective tax rate reconciliations for the Central Region to support public reporting and stand-alone financial statement requirements.   Work with external auditors to ensure smooth audit processes.
  • Participate with Regulatory Team in preparation and defense of rate case filings.
  • Prepare and review income tax return work papers for use by external professionals.
  • Review cash tax and effective rate forecasts to support the Company's budgeting and long term modeling requirements.
  • Prepare and review responses to queries in US federal and state income tax audits and review assessments.
  • Support Company tax function with research, tax due diligence, tax modeling and tax structuring advice.   Engage and manage external advisors as needed.
  • Assist with tax planning and reorganization projects, including research and coordination with advisors and internal stakeholders.
  • Coach and develop direct reports with regular performance reviews related to SMART goal setting and achievement.
  • Develop and maintain high levels of employee engagement and teamwork where employees are disciplined in processes and work collaboratively towards the achievement of personal, departmental and business goals and initiatives.
  • Actively participate in the identification and execution of process improvement/best practice initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: University-Bachelor degree or equivalent, 6+ years of experience and a CPA

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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