Senior Tax Accountant

Accounting | Silver Spring, MD

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Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (“CPV”), with headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, and offices in Braintree, MA and Sugar Land, TX, is uniquely positioned to leverage global technology and financial partnerships to help modernize America’s power generation. We are driven to improve our energy infrastructure by developing and operating power generation facilities using cutting edge, domestically available natural gas and renewable power technology. CPV is owned by OPC Energy, the first privately held electric company in Israel. OPC Energy became a public company in August 2017 and is traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: OPCE).

CPV is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to join our Accounting team in Silver Spring, MD. CPV manages a complex, consolidated holding company structure that ultimately holds equity interests in utility-scale power plant projects. The holding and project companies require accounting and financial reporting under both US GAAP and IFRS. These entities are flow-throughs and corporations for tax reporting purposes, and have a complex tax reporting structure.

This individual will be assigned to prepare and review a variety of direct and indirect tax processes for corporate, holding, and project companies. This position is also responsible for assisting the Director of Tax with timely and accurate quarterly and annual tax compliance and reporting processes, including interaction with the holding company close and reporting process. This position will provide support to operating and development projects for non-income tax matters.

This position reports to the Director of Tax and will work closely with others in the organization.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the full income tax compliance process for flow-through project companies, internal corporate and holding companies, and various asset management projects
  • Gather, process, and analyze the data that goes into the income tax returns
  • Liaise with outside accounting firms used for tax preparation and consulting
  • Review draft tax returns and coordinate with project partners for their review and approval
  • Prepare and file quarterly estimated tax payments
  • Assist with the development of tax forecasting processes for corporate estimated tax payments, partnership non-resident withholding payments, and non-income taxes
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual non-income tax filings including sales & use tax, gross receipts tax, property tax, franchise tax, excise tax, unclaimed property, etc.
  • Prepare the quarterly income tax provision for CPV and affiliates and reconcile provision balances to actual payments
  • Support SOX documentation and control efforts
  • Maintain tax tracking schedules for income and non-income tax deliverables to ensure tax deadlines are met timely
  • Research various income and non-income tax related topics as necessary
  • Review and analyze tax notices for CPV projects and asset management projects, and assist in preparing responses in a timely manner

Secondary Functions

  • Participate in and represent the tax department on various routine project management calls and meetings
  • Utilize, update, and maintain tax information using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and automated workflow tools • Respond to and work with project partners on tax data requests
  • Assist with tax audits, both income and non-income, at the federal and/or state level as required by your supervisor

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business-related concentration
  • CPA a plus
  • Minimum of 4 years of tax compliance experience, including both corporate and flow-through entities, with real estate or energy business experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Good working knowledge of Internal Revenue Code and supporting Treasury Regulations
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and GAAP
  • Detail-oriented, organized
  • Ability to handle a high volume of data, and manage several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially excel
  • Excellent project organizational and effective teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on superior customer service
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background and financial credit check

CPV holds all employees to the highest ethical standards and is committed to conducting business with integrity, transparency, and honesty to ensure our success.

CPV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Overview

Location: Silver Spring, MD