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General Tax Analyst

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


CMS Energy’s Corporate Tax Team seeks a General Tax Analyst with 4 years of experience who wants to learn and grow with us in an ever-changing energy industry.  The ideal candidate has a base understanding of tax principles; including corporate income, sales and use tax, accounting for income taxes and basic tax research.  We expect the candidate to be hard-working, display initiative, communicate well with others and be a life-long learner.

Our offices are open and we are “Together Again”.  We offer a hybrid work environment. On occasion, you will need to travel to attend off-site training sessions, meetings and between Company locations. 

Key responsibilities:

Support co-sourcing of federal, state, and local income tax returns and estimated payments preparation.

Prepare monthly, quarterly, and year-end tax provisions for CMS Energy subsidiary companies.

Assist with the unique world of energy regulation and taxation – assisting with rate cases, our corporate tax forecast and/or tax planning strategies. 

Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related degree or equivalent experience

•4+ years tax experience in public accounting (Big 4 preferred) or corporate tax environment;

•Basic understanding of corporate tax preparation, accounting for income taxes and tax research;

Preferred Qualifications:

•CPA or Masters of Taxation;

•Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines;

•Experience in Microsoft Office, tax compliance and provision software; and

•Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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