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Liberty Utilities Senior Manager, Tax in Joplin, Missouri

Senior Manager, Tax


Title:Senior Manager, Tax


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Accounting & Finance & Audit

Location:Joplin, MO

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:64801


Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


The Senior Manager Tax is responsible for the overall tax processes related to preparation, review and filing of various tax reports, including income, property, sales/use, and other miscellaneous tax returns for the Central Region. Prepare/review monthly tax provision work papers, account analyses and journal entries. Provide tax planning and tax expertise to other departments, especially in regulatory matters, deferred income taxes and transaction structuring. Prepare/review cash tax forecasting. Manage tax staff in support of the tax functions and assignments. Provide timely regional tax reports to Corporate Headquarters for inclusion in Company public reporting. As needed, provide support to Corporate Headquarters and other regional managers. Coordinate with outside professional service providers as needed.


  • Co-prepare/review U.S. GAAP quarterly and annual regional income tax provisions and effective tax rate reconciliations for the Central Region to support public reporting and stand-alone financial statement requirements. Work with external auditors to ensure smooth audit processes.

  • Participate with Regulatory Team in preparation and defense of rate case filings.

  • Prepare and review income tax return work papers for use by external professionals.

  • Review cash tax and effective rate forecasts to support the Company's budgeting and long term modeling requirements.

  • Prepare and review responses to queries in US federal and state income tax audits and review assessments.

  • Support Company tax function with research, tax due diligence, tax modeling and tax structuring advice. Engage and manage external advisors as needed.

  • Assist with tax planning and reorganization projects, including research and coordination with advisors and internal stakeholders.

  • Coach and develop direct reports with regular performance reviews related to SMART goal setting and achievement.

  • Develop and maintain high levels of employee engagement and teamwork where employees are disciplined in processes and work collaboratively towards the achievement of personal, departmental and business goals and initiatives.

  • Actively participate in the identification and execution of process improvement/best practice initiatives

Education & Experience

  • University - Bachelor degree or equivalent is mandatory

  • Must have a Professional Accounting designation ( CPA, CA) and a Masters in Tax is an asset

  • Must have past experience to include one of the big 4 Accounting firms

  • 6+ years’ experience in the field

  • Extensive experience in preparing/ reviewing US GAAP tax provisions

  • Prior experience with tax and accounting issues of regulated public utilities is an asset

  • Previous experience in leading a team

Special Conditions- Relocation Package will be offered to selected candidate

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

401K savings plan

Free refreshments

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.