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American Electric Power Tax- Manager- Tax Acctg & Reg Support Mgr in Columbus, Ohio



Tax- Manager- Tax Acctg & Reg Support Mgr

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Tax Manager

Tax Accounting & Regulatory Support Manager

Position Summary

The Tax Acctg & Reg Support Mgr is responsible for the administration and provision of tax accounting and regulatory support services including; ensuring the Company’s regulatory tax filings are complete and accurate, providing strategic tax advice and review of regulatory filings and projects, tax aspects of financial and regulatory reporting. Additional responsibilities include; development of staff, tax compliance, tax accounting and reporting, forecasting, legislative support, process improvement initiatives, and other assignments as necessary.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Work with Regulatory and Accounting teams to provide financial information utilized in regulatory rate case proceedings.

  2. Provide testimony and serve as an expert tax witness in support of regulated rate case proceedings.

  3. Review both actual and proposed transactions to ensure proper tax and regulatory treatment is applied.

  4. Advise management of new developments and accounting pronouncements in the regulatory arena. Participate in the legislative and regulatory processes of affecting changes in statutes, regulations, and public service commission rules by providing guidance, input, and assistance to management.

  5. Manage the tax accounting process for assigned companies including, preparation, analysis, recording, and reporting of taxes, reconciling of tax accounts and assuring compliance with internal control policies and procedures.

  6. Manage the tax compliance efforts for assigned companies, including tax return preparation and tax payment processing. Coordinate tax research and develop tax return filing positions in cooperation with AEP Tax directors and Legal Tax.

  7. Assist in the preparation and review of federal, state & local income tax forecasts, analysis, and schedules to support the company’s planning processes.

  8. Support the development of staff by teaching, mentoring, and providing growth opportunities.

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Columbus, OH

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Minimum Requirements:

Tax Manager

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: Six (6) years of total work experience in business, finance or accounting with a minimum of three (3) years experience in tax functions.

License(s)/Certification(s): Professional Certification (CPA, CMA, CIA) or Graduate Business Degree preferred.

Tax Accounting & Regulatory Support Manager

Education: Bachelor degree in accounting, business or finance.

Experience: Eight (8) years of general accounting and tax accounting experience to include three (3) years of corporate tax experience and three (3) years direct supervisory experience.

License(s)/Certification(s): Professional Certification (CPA, CMA, CIA) or Graduate Business Degree preferred.

Additional Information

Occasional Travel.

Overtime is an expectation of the position and required as needed to conduct business.

The preferred talent will have:

  1. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Certified Public Accountant or J.D.

  2. One (1) year of professional tax experience within utility/energy sector.

  3. Strong written and oral communication skills required.

  4. Strong analytical skills with ability to solve complex issues.

  5. Team oriented with the ability to work with individuals at multiple levels within the company.

  6. Commitment to high standards for self as well as team.

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Geographic Proximity:

Columbus OH Area

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