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Tax Senior Analyst

Princeton, New Jersey
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
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Job Summary:

The Senior Tax Analyst position reports to the Senior Tax Manager and will primarily be responsible for the preparation of federal, international, state & local tax return filings as well as the preparation/review of quarterly and annual tax provision and tax basis analysis.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of NRG federal income tax returns, state corporate income, and franchise tax returns, international tax forms
  • Preparation of apportionment methods and data for state filings and calculation of proper tax base for state franchise taxes
  • Calculation of estimated payments and filings, taxable income forecasts, tax allocation schedules, and research of federal, state, and international tax issues
  • Draft responses to state tax inquiries; draft responses to Notices of Proposed Adjustments
  • Calculate book-to-tax adjustments for the tax provision and reconcile related deferred tax balances for temporary differences
  • Analyzing & maintaining tax accounts, balances, and related reconciliations
  • Significant experience with OneSource Tax Provision and OneSource Income Tax software
  • Support and implement process and technology improvement initiatives
  • Proactively develops and implements improved processes to minimize income tax risk and enhance internal controls
  • Analysis of changes to federal, state, and international tax laws
  • Assists internal and external auditors with information requests and explanations as needed
  • Perform special projects and ad hoc analysis as requested
Working Conditions:
  • Open office environment, majority of work is performed on a computer.
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Overtime required as special projects arise
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics OR Master's in Tax.
  • Minimum 2 years of corporate income tax experience (a combination of working in public accounting & corporate tax department is a plus)
  • Advanced Excel skills required (pivot tables, vlookup, hlookup formulas, etc.)
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Communicates with clarity, both orally and in writing
  • Self-starter with ability to manage competing projects in time-constrained environment
  • Active learner - able to enhance personal, professional and business growth through new knowledge and experiences; pushes the organization to learn from other industries' standards and practices.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters in Tax and/or CPA
  • Degree in Information Systems and/or experience in Tax Technology a plus
  • Knowledge of Oracle HFM and SAP
  • Working knowledge of ASC 740 (SFAS109, APB23, FIN18, FIN48) and SOX404
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Organized and flexible - ability to manage multiple projects/assignments, while meeting deadlines
  • Strong team player who is able to partner with others in a team-oriented environment within and outside of Tax function
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and acts with integrity
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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  • Job Reference: 702604148-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent