Pattern Energy Group

  • Indirect Tax Compliance Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 5 days ago(11/8/2018 7:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    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, parts of Latin America, and Japan.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in solar and 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 abroad, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Toronto, Santiago, and Tokyo.  Pattern Energy’s corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.




    The person hired for this position will primarily be responsible for management of US and foreign indirect tax compliance.


     Key Accountabilities


    • Manage the Indirect Tax Function, including the review and filing of all sales & use, GST/VAT, foreign withholding, and property tax returns and their defense on audit.
    • Prepare, review, and reconcile sales & use and GST/VAT accruals.
    • Manage communication and correspondence with external consultants
    • Maintain SOX processes for the indirect tax compliance and reporting function and support SOX documentation/testing of the process
    • Work with IT and Accounting to create reports to reduce data manipulation time for compliance and audit
    • Minimize state income tax risk exposure and identify potential opportunities.
    • Proactively monitor and provide support with research related to ongoing indirect tax issues and law changes to ensure that appropriate planning, compliance, and reporting actions are undertaken
    • Proactively engage with other departments to help resolve tax issues and drive the business objectives forward
    • Assist the Tax team with tax planning, tax audits, preparing reserve analysis and other projects/duties as assigned
    • Selection and implementation of a sales and use tax software platform to meet the growing needs of the organization.
    • Special projects as required or as needed.


    Educational Requirements

    • A Bachelors degree is required, Masters in Taxation would be a plus;
    • The minimum of 10 years of relevant tax experience in public accounting and/or in the private sector, showing the ability to progressively assume additional responsibilities
    • Should have expertise in Indirect Tax including GST/VAT, multi-state Sales & Use Tax, and Property Tax planning, reporting, and filings

     Additional Requirements

    • Ability to demonstrate job ownership and to manage tax compliance process from start to finish.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment
    • Experience researching foreign tax issues, including the ability to analyze the issues and to clearly communicate the conclusions both orally and in writings.
    • Above average organizational skills and ability to follow standardized workpaper formats.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with team members at all levels of the organization
    • Team oriented, self-motivated and willing to take ownership of projects.
    • Familiarity with multi-state income, state nexus issues a plus

    Technical Skills


    Skill and comfort in working in an automated/paperless environment.  Company uses Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook…), OneSOURCE Income Tax Express RS , and CCH tax research software.

    Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer


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