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American Electric Power Tax Analyst Sr-Tax Analyst Principal in Columbus, Ohio



Tax Analyst Sr-Tax Analyst Principal

Job Description:

*Based on education and experience, this opening may be filled at any of these two (2) job titles:

Tax Analyst Senior

Tax Analyst Principal

Position Summary

Non-Income Tax Analyst

Principal Accountabilities

  • Research taxability of renewable energy projects, prepare renewable tax exemption forms and tax returns.

  • Utilize data analytics and automation to drive process improvement.

  • Prepare and/or review federal, state and local property and transaction (non-income) tax returns, reports, estimates, work papers, and analyses.

  • Prepare and/or review non-income tax schedules for financial reports, forecasts, regulatory filings, and special studies.

  • Prepare and/or review analyses and work papers to support monthly recording and reporting of non-income tax accruals including the reconciliation of tax accrual accounts.

  • Monitor non-income tax legislative, administrative, and judicial developments across the U.S. and ascertain how proposed and enacted changes will affect the company.

  • Conduct and/or supervise tax research and planning related to business activities and identified tax risks. Work closely with business to understand new project initiatives and advise on the applicability of non-income tax laws. Research tax issues and/or questions and prepare written analysis and conclusions.

  • Participate in the federal, state and local tax audit process including the preparation and review of responses to Auditor’s questions, and review and prepare responses to audit assessments.

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Columbus, OH

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Minimum Requirements:

Tax Analyst Senior


Bachelor's degree


Four (4) years' in total work experience in business, finance, or accounting disciplines with two (2) years' in tax.

Tax Analyst Principal


Bachelor's degree


Five (5) years' of total work experience in business, finance, or accounting disciplines with a minimum of three (3) years' experience in tax functions.

Required License(s)/Certification(s)

Professional certification (CPA,CMA,CIA) or Graduate Business Degree preferred.

Additional Information:

The preferred talent will have:

  • Knowledge of data analytics (Power BI, Power Query, Alteryx, etc.).

  • Experience in utility and/or renewable energy taxation.

  • Four years total work experience in business, finance, data analytics or accounting disciplines.

  • Vertex and PeopleSoft experience.

  • Strong attention to detail, well developed analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to build relationships with customers and team members.

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

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