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DTE Energy Senior Tax Advisor in Detroit, Michigan

Senior Tax Advisor


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 1739

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Professional Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary

Prepares and reviews tax returns, provisions, work papers involving higher degree of complexity and cost for corporate customers. Participates in tax planning/analysis/audit projects as senior advisor as required. Advises customer/suppliers on tax issues. Identifies and reports to manager/principal tax savings ideas as they arise in the compliance process. Mentors tax advisors through tax return review process. Supports other compliance/planning activities of Manager/Principals as required.

Key Accountabilities

  • Completes returns, provisions, work-papers or the review thereof in a timely, accurate and thorough manner.

  • Contributes to successful conclusion of tax projects through application of seasoned tax research and analytical skills reflecting a sound knowledge of the business as well as tax law and procedure.

  • Develops relationships with suppliers/customers/government officials to further tax and business objectives and more efficient accurate compliance process.

  • Researches results reflecting thorough analysis of facts and issues expected of a seasoned professional, presented in concise, thorough, yet understandable manner.

  • Implements tax savings ideas improving corporate cash flow or earnings.

  • Shares knowledge and skills with tax advisors and technicians; contributes to tax compliance/accounting process improvements including use of technology to improve performance.

  • Pursues external "networking" and professional development.

  • Exhibits behaviors that demonstrate solid commitment to corporate core values.

  • Leads tax advisors and technicians in compliance and planning activities to which assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with 4 years of experience as a tax professional

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Taxation, or MBA, MST

  • Experience working for a large corporation or clientele

  • CPA

Other Requirements

  • Experience as lead in tax compliance or tax planning projects.

  • Ability to communicate well with others.

  • Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work well with suppliers and customers.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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