Strata Solar, LLC

  • Tax Analyst

    Job Locations US-NC-Chapel Hill
    Job ID
    2018-1313
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    5 months ago(8/22/2018 10:56 AM)
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • About Us

    Strata Solar is a national leading developer of commercial and utility-scale solar farms ranked amongst the top five solar producers in the US. We understand that our employees are the lifeblood of the company. We strive to align company goals with those of our employees. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, our employees, and our planet. Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost-efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies. We’re leading the industry in sustainable energy careers. We hope you’ll join us.

    Overview

    Summary:

    This position focuses on ad valorem taxes and tax assessments. This Tax Compliance Analyst will be primarily responsible for maintaining compliance with local and state taxing authorities on behalf of Strata Solar’s operating solar plants as well as other special purpose entities and subsidiaries, contribute to compliance reporting, and complete analysis for potential tax implication for assets in the development process. This position will also assist with other Asset Management compliance obligations. The Tax Compliance Analyst will interact closely with the Asset Management Analyst team in order to identify entities and assets that require compliance activity and to identify and challenge disproportional assessments.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Prepare and submit tax filings and returns to local jurisdictions, state revenue departments, and federal taxing authorities for monthly, quarterly, and annual filings.
    • Facilitate payment requests for tax payments including real property, business personal property, sales & use, franchise, business license, motor vehicle leasing, and other taxes.
    • Complete analysis of tax assessments with applicable tax code to determine the validity of all tax liability and possible savings under different options and contest assessments that merit further review by the taxing authority.
    • Coordinate or facilitate tax appeals and application into any program that may provide tax savings for the associated entities.
    • Establish valuable points of contact within local governments and taxing authorities to enable efficient communication and proactive compliance and act as the point of contact for the various taxing authorities.
    • Work with project development teams to provide estimates of tax liability for future projects as requested during project development.
    • Work as needed to support and agree Payments-in-lieu-of Taxes.
    • Prepare for, and assist with, transaction tax audits.
    • Regularly assess tax-related risks such as annexation into a new taxing jurisdiction, changing legislation on all types of tax in project locations, or other assessments in the industry that could ultimately affect projects.
    • Provide guidance based on research of transaction tax laws and regulations.
    • Provide report and analysis for tax obligations for portfolio assets for compliance reporting, budgeting and planning purposes.
    • Assist Asset Management Analyst team with other compliance obligations as needed.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: May require supervision of other department team members or project management

    Qualifications

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree or greater.
    • 4 or more year’s tax-related professional experience, particularly involving local ad valorem tax, local tax appeals, and valuation.
    • Solid understanding of ad valorem tax law and related experience, NC but experience in other states are ideal
    • Ability to review applicable local and state tax codes and apply its implications to a variety of deal structures (this does not include income tax).
    • Experience working with local taxing authorities and government agencies.
    • Ability to build and manage relationships with key points of contact in large organizations.
    • Experience with financial statements and the preparation of local tax returns.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced environment.
    • Must be able to work independently.
    • Effective interactions with colleagues.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 

     

    Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment and in the field. Must be able to sit, stand, bend, twist and lift up to 20 pounds.

     

     

    No third party solicitations will be accepted for this or any other Strata Solar position.

     

    Strata Solar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Strata Solar is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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