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Indirect Tax Manager

Date: Jan 11, 2022


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.


Indirect Tax Manager

CMS Energy’s Corporate Tax Team seeks an Indirect Tax Manager with 10 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 sales and use tax, property tax, excise tax, and 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:

Responsible for timely and accurate filing and payment of indirect taxes including sales & use, property taxes, and excise taxes.

Provide tax consulting to accounts payable, supply chain, buyers, and others related to sales & use matters.

Identify and initiate tax research and planning projects for continuous improvement in indirect taxes.

Lead sales & use and property tax related process improvement initiatives.

Manage state and local audits of indirect taxes, working directly with auditors to provide required and requested data, and manage end to end audit process, with assistance from Tax Director.

Manage sales tax refund and exemption certificate process, including obtaining, validating, and maintaining the certificates.

Responsible for property tax compliance, including data gathering and analysis, return filings and tax payments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 10 + years tax experience in public accounting (Big 4 preferred) or corporate tax environment.
  • 4 + years of progressive work-related experience in indirect tax compliance and research.
  • Strong technical, organizational, analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to champion and implement process improvements, including refinements to current processes and work-papers, as well as utilizing technology to improve and enhance workflow.
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. 


Preferred Qualifications:

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.

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