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Tax Analyst Sr

Date: Jan 5, 2020

Title: Tax Analyst Sr 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days





About Tampa Electric

Tampa Electric has served West Central Florida since 1899 and sustains a service area covering 2,000 square miles. Delivering electricity to more than 765,000 customers, Tampa Electric has plans to provide more solar energy per customer than any utility in the state. The company is a regulated utility and part of the TECO group of companies: Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Peoples Gas System is the state’s largest natural gas distributor serving more than 390,000 customers. New Mexico Gas Co., a natural gas distributor, is the largest utility in New Mexico and serves more than 515,000 customers.


TECO is a subsidiary of Emera Inc. an energy company with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-EMA), TECO companies have been recognized nationally as trusted utilities, environmental champions and for award-winning customer satisfaction.  Emera and its affiliates have a commitment to world-class safety, responsible environmental stewardship and renewable energy.


Tampa Electric is becoming cleaner and greener. We are moving away from coal, and we are committed to solar power. We are investing millions of dollars modernizing our power plants, improving customer experience, changing to state-of-the-art customer meters - all to keep pace with the fast growth in Florida.


Tampa Electric values people who believe that safety and health, relationships and excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through: 

  • Competitive compensation packages: including base salary, bonus incentive, 401-K savings plan with company matching, pension plan, paid time off and medical, prescription drug and dental coverage
  • Opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies and a tuition assistance program
  • Giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our employees and customers live and work





This position is responsible for preparing all aspects of the income tax function for the Regulated Utility, including the maintenance of regulatory plant assets within PowerTax to calculate all required methods of tax depreciation and track book/tax basis differences and deferred taxes. 


  • Prepare workpapers, returns and schedules related to the income tax function for the Regulated Utility.  This includes monthly tax provisions, annual tax return true ups, annual FAS 109 tax basis balance sheet analysis, preparation of tax budgets, forecasts, 5-year strategic plan and related variances tax accounts analyses


  • Review, organize and prepare plant data for input into the PowerTax fixed asset system.  This responsibility involves the vintaging of additions, book/tax differences, cost of removal, salvage, retirements and adjustments.  Prepare the PowerTax database to properly calculate all vintage data for federal, state, AMT and ACE depreciation.


  • Prepare depreciation forecasts and related deferred tax balances for budgetary and regulatory purposes.  Prepare updates based on changing scenarios and assumptions as necessary.


  • Review tax depreciation and deferred balances prepared by Regulatory for long term model for accuracy and reasonableness.


  • Maintain PowerTax system to provide accurate and timely deferred tax balances.  Provide all support for FAS 109 entries.


  • Prepare estimates of regular tax, AMT and ACE depreciation and gains or loss for federal and state estimated tax purposes, as well as for various planning scenarios 


  • Responsible to prepare all tax requests related to regulatory activities, including retail and wholesale rate case filings, FERC requests and any other special regulatory filings which require tax input.




Competencies, Education and Experience



Required:   Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in Accounting and/or Finance required. 


Preferred:  CPA and/or advanced degree in taxation preferred.




Direct Experience

Required:   Minimum of 5 years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position. Energy industry experience is required.  Experience with Power Tax Fixed asset module is required.    



Preferred:    Experience with Power Plan provision module, software systems such as SAP



Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)

  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to navigate in a computer intensive environment:  proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, One Source Tax return software.
  • Ability to proactively identify, drive, and implement process improvements that promote risk management, streamline activities, and enhance transparency in tax work streams. Proficiency in FERC accounting
  • Strong knowledge of tax law and Accounting for Income Tax principles
  • Possess strong attention to detail.  Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment. 
  • Effectively exercise judgement while working independently and effectively coordinating multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties independently


Preferred:          Knowledge of Checkpoint research platform


Leadership Competencies

  • Champions Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
  • Drives Business Excellence for Customers
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Develops People and Teams
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgment






TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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