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NextEra Energy Principal Tax Attorney in Juno Beach, Florida

Principal Tax Attorney

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.

Position Specific Description

Members of the Federal Tax Planning & Policy team (1) serve as the U.S. federal tax subject matter experts for the organization, being responsible for formulating and defending NextEra’s federal tax positions with respect to all major transactions, investments, financings, and joint ventures; and (2) work with internal stakeholders and industry groups to drive the company’s federal tax legislative agenda.

  • Serve as internal U.S. federal tax counsel on all material federal tax issues

  • Help identify and vet tax minimizing positions, and ensure that these positions are consistent, supportable, and documented

  • Ensure tax quality control by researching and drafting memos and other necessary documents for all material tax positions that are audit-ready and entitled to applicable protections (e.g., attorney-client privilege)

  • Issues involve (1) Subchapter K, Subchapter C, and consolidated return regulations; (2) tax equity and other financing transactions; (3) qualification for renewables tax credits; and (4) tax methods

  • Analyze and communicate to senior management and other internal stakeholders the impact of all relevant proposed or final federal tax legislation/guidance

  • Partner with internal stakeholders (including the company’s Government Affairs group in D.C.) and industry groups to help draft and advocate for legislation/guidance beneficial to NextEra

  • Provide counsel regarding tax risk management, including trackable/uncertain tax positions and FIN 48 determinations

  • Help develop tax technical knowledge within the tax group by promoting knowledge-sharing and consistency and providing real-time updates on emerging tax technical issues and changes in law/regulations

Job Overview

Employees in this job drive value by providing support to the organization with respect to the tax aspects of pending acquisitions, dispositions, financings, reorganizations, restructurings, and joint ventures, with a view to optimize taxes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the US federal income tax single point of accountability for assigned projects and identify state income tax and non-income tax issues

  • Support various worldwide tax projects, including analyzing relevant tax law for tax planning transactions; working with foreign and domestic tax advisors to understand relevant tax rules; partnering with multiple business units to understand both domestic and foreign tax implications; and preparing and/or reviewing financial models to illustrate the tax consequences of various alternatives

  • Communicate complex technical tax issues to management and internal stakeholders

  • Draft and review tax provisions

  • Prepare technical tax memoranda

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Juris Doctorate

  • Experience: 3+ years

  • Member in Good Standing of State Bar

Preferred Qualifications

  • LLM - Master of Laws

Employee Group: Exempt

Employee Type: Full Time

Job Category: Legal/Regulatory/External Affairs

Organization: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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