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Summer Intern, Tax

Summer Intern, Tax

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Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.



The Pattern Energy 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 operates in the United States and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and Toronto.  Pattern Energy’s corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.


Pattern Energy is excited to hire our summer 2018 Interns! Pattern’s Summer Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience to develop technical skills, as well as a better understanding of the renewable industry. This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure. This is one way that Pattern Energy supports the larger renewable community and invests in the next generation of great minds.


The Tax team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will work with and have exposure to various business functions, including finance, legal, development, and construction. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of general tax practices and initiatives through hands-on involvement in areas in which we support.

This position will support work that is responsible for Income and Indirect tax compliance.


Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in preparing US federal & multi-state corporate and partnership tax returns, and related tax workpapers;
  • Assist in preparing domestic and foreign indirect tax filings and registrations such as GST, VAT, sales and use tax, property tax and withholding tax;
  • Assist in preparation of Estimates and Extensions;
  • Provide indirect tax support to other internal departments;
  • Special projects as needed.


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Finance, or related area having completed 3 years of course work or 1 year of MBA course work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where tea
  • Teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of data.
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets and presentation software. 


This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2018.

Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer.