Senior Tax Analyst

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Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Provide planning, analysis and legal requirements for tax compliance and tax strategies.  Interact with taxing jurisdictions, SRP Board, and other internal and external customers to provide qualitative and quantitative analysis and information regarding legal requirements and budgets.  Provide management with key tax data and statistics to develop and administer key tax goals, strategies, and objectives.  Prepare, analyze and interpret appropriate tax positions, strategies and compliance issues.  Work with engineers, lawyers, IT professional, buyers, treasury, payroll, human resources and accounting to properly formulate tax positions and implement tax strategies.  Work to balance legal requirements and tax savings for SRP related entities and its subsidiaries.

Additional Information

M.B.A., Master of Taxation or CPA preferred but not required.


  • Strong knowledge of U.S. federal, state, local income tax.
  • Strong knowledge of property tax laws and applications.
  • Research tax laws, regulations, and court cases.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other (KSAO)

  1. Click Enter to preview the description of Additional InformationPreviewAbility to perform multiple assignments concurrently under stressful and definitive deadlines.
  2. AbAAsssssAbility to provide accurate, timely and concrete analysis and recommendations to  management as needed.
  3. KStrong knowledge of researching tax issues and strategy.
  4. Ability to work well with all levels and abilities of employees within SRP.
  5. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  7. Experience preferred with SAP, Power Plan, Vertex, Checkpoint Research, Excel, and Lacerte.

Job Responsibilities

  • Completes excise, property, income, and other tax  reporting.
  • Forecasts budgetary information for payroll taxes, property taxes, income taxes.
  • Analyzes federal and state tax legislation for its potential impact to SRP and provide potential solutions to address SRP issues.
  • Defends SRP tax positions under state and local taxing jurisdiction audits, and appeals and prepares defense of issues with taxing jurisdiction oversight boards or courts.
  • Analyzes account information and reconcile tax general ledger accounts.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years of experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three-years of experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead  responsibilities.


  • 1.1 - Deciding and Initiating
    • Makes prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks; Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; Takes initiative, acts with confidence and works under own direction; Initiates and generates activity
  • 3.1 – Relating and Networking
    • Establishes good relationships with customers and staff.  Builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization.  Relates well to people at all levels.  Manages conflict.  Uses humor appropriately to enhance relationships with others
  • 4.2 – Applying Expertise and Technology
    • Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise.  Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development.  Shares expertise and knowledge with others.  Uses technology to achieve work objectives.  Demonstrates appropriate physical coordination and endurance, manual skill, spatial awareness and dexterity.  Demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions
  • 4.3 – Analyzing
    • Analyzes numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information. Breaks information into component parts, patterns and relationships. Probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem. Makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis. Produces workable solutions to a range of problems. Demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system
  • 5.1 - Learning and Researching
    • Rapidly learns new tasks and quickly commits information to memory. Gathers comprehensive information to support decision making. Demonstrates a rapid understanding of newly presented information. Encourages an organizational learning approach (i.e. learns from successes and failures and seeks staff and customer feedback). Manages knowledge (collects, classifies, and disseminates knowledge of use to the organization)


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14641



Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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