Pattern Energy Group

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Senior Tax Manager (ASC 740)

Senior Tax Manager (ASC 740)

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Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.


Job Purpose

This position will be responsible for oversight and review of the U.S., foreign and consolidated income tax provisions for all Pattern Public and Private company entities.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversight and review of worldwide income tax provision in accordance with ASC 740 and communicate key results to management and cross-functional teams with Pattern; including performing detailed review of material items, complex issues, and risk intensive areas.
  • Oversight, drafting, and review of income tax footnote, disclosures, other quarterly close filings, and presentations of quarterly close results to management.
  • Collaborate with Internal Audit on SOX compliance initiatives including control and process improvement, etc.
  • Perform as lead on special ASC 740 related projects as requested by management including but not limited to M&A, special transactions, technical issues documentation, business process management, etc.
  • Monitor existing and emerging tax accounting issues under ASC 740, and SEC regulations, including researching and quantifying any impact to the company’s financial statements.
  • Liaise with and provide responses to internal and external auditors during the quarterly audit cycle; work with outside vendors and internal departments on tax technology development, improvement and implementation.
  • Manage the corporate team of professionals and outside Vendors in all aspects of ASC 740 preparation, review, and reporting.
  • Ability to research and communicate technical tax issues to Management, and prepare and maintain relevant and organized work papers and memorandum.
  • Other special projects as assigned.


Educational Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree and advanced ASC 740 courses are required. Special certifications and a MST would be a plus.
  • The minimum of 12 years of ASC 740 tax provision experience in a National or Big Four public accounting firm, a Public Company corporate tax department, or ideally a combination of both.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of ASC 740, ASC 718, ASC 740-10 tax accounting rules, and US Federal and state income tax rules.
  • Advanced knowledge of international aspects for foreign subsidiaries related to ASC 740 for U.S. Public and Private companies.


Additional Requirements

  • Possess knowledge of current industry software in the tax provision area; knowledge and user experience with OneSource.
  • Ability to manage projects and lead discussions to ensure project completion with accuracy and timeliness with the ability to retain a sense of humor in stressful situations
  • Highly disciplined with the ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
  • Above average organizational skills and ability to follow standardized workpaper formats.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Technical Skills

Skill and comfort in working in an automated/paperless environment. Company uses Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), Go systems tax software, OneSource Provision Software and CCH tax research software.

Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer