Tax Accountant/Senior Tax Accountant-Property
MidAmerican Energy - Des Moines, IA

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The tax accountant-property is responsible for technical tax and accounting research, analysis, regulatory reporting and compliance support of the property tax and sales/use tax functions of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, MidAmerican Energy Company, CalEnergy Generation, MidAmerican Renewables Company, Berkshire HomeServices of America and other companies as needed.

The senior tax accountant-property is responsible for advanced technical tax and accounting research, analysis, regulatory reporting and compliance support of the property tax and sales/use tax functions of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, MidAmerican Energy Company, CalEnergy Generation, MidAmerican Renewables Company, Berkshire HomeServices of America and other companies as needed.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Report, analyze, interpret and prepare property tax renderings and reports.

Prepare budget, forecast, cash flow estimates and accounting for property taxes, sales/use taxes and excise tax.

Provide technical expertise in the implementation and use of tax systems and procedures for property and sales/use taxes.

Analyze property tax assessments for potential adjustments or appeals.

Create and/or analyze monthly property tax provisions.

Supports Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory reporting and rate-case filings on non-income taxes.

Provide technical input to assist in development of projects.

Adhere to all tax reporting due dates, response to notices and information request within stated time limits.

Assist company personnel with sales and use tax determination of transactions when requested.

Research, analyze and document complicated tax issues. Prepare memos supporting conclusion.

Update sales and use tax materials, utilized by company personnel.

Assist in coordination of sales, use and property tax audits for MidAmerican Energy Company, CalEnergy, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, MidAmerican Renewables Company, Berkshire HomeServices of America and other companies as needed.

File sales and use tax returns for Berkshire HomeServices of America.

Coordinate property tax payments.

Perform special tax projects and analyses, which include providing assistance and direction on state and local projects conducted by outside consultants.

Assist with state and local tax planning opportunities to increase earnings and cash flow, which includes reviewing major purchase agreements to minimize sales and use tax paid.

Provide technical leadership to staff.

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business.

The tax accountant position requires t hree years of related work experience, two of which is in tax accounting with a certified public accountant designation or a graduate business degree or five years of related work experience, of which two years is in tax accounting.

The senior tax accountant position requires six years of related work experience, four of which are in sales and use tax and/or property tax accounting with a certified public accountant designation or a graduate business degree or eight years of related work experience, of which four years are in sales and use tax and/or property tax accounting.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulatory and federal tax experience helpful.

Oracle Financials and Vertex experience is helpful.

Strong PC skills including working knowledge and proficiency with all Microsoft office applications.

Strong knowledge of tax law and procedures, tax research skills, familiarity with various tax returns, schedules, tax and utility regulator forms.

Strong accounting and financial statement knowledge.

Ability to interact with company personnel, both inside and outside the department.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Adaptable and accepting of change.

Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

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MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa’s largest energy company, is strategically located in the middle of several major markets in the...