Tax Specialist, Sr, or Sr Lead (State Income Tax Compliance)

July 29, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Job Type


Job Duties/Responsibilities

Duties to include preparing and reviewing federal/state income tax and corporate franchise tax returns for Entergy and its subsidiaries. Additional work duties will include assessment of changes in tax law and the development of plans to implement such changes. The position will need to work closely with federal and state tax counsel to implement planning strategies.


The minimum education required of the position:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent work experience.

Advanced degree preferred, Masters in Taxation or Accounting

Minimum Experience Required Of The Position

Tax Specialist - 0-5 years of relevant work experience in Tax

Tax Specialist, Sr. - 5 years of work experience as a tax accountant

Tax Specialist, Sr Lead - 6+ years of work experience as a tax accountant

Any Certificates, Licenses, Etc. Required For The Position

Desired: CPA

Desired/Preferred Experience

5-10 years’ experience, preferably in the utility industry

Strong overall computer and technology skills desired

Prior federal and state income tax preparation and review experience, including knowledge of processes.

Multi-State income tax experience

Adept at using tax technology tools (Thomson Reuters OneSource,)

Ability and proficiency in Microsoft Office products (primarily Excel) and also Adobe Acrobat

Demonstrate strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to effectively use tax research tools

Primary Location: Louisiana - New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON-BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 87497
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

Working Conditions

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Company Description

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), we power life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision. Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities.

Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.

The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of almost $11 billion. Headquartered in New Orleans, we continue to play a driving role in the economic growth of the Gulf South.

Our work matters. That’s been true for more than 100 years. And as we look to the next century, we remember the constant that bridges our past and future: We Power Life.

Fast Facts:

New Orleans, home to our corporate headquarters, has been named the second favorite American city in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 survey of locals about their home towns.

Our 2017 employee safety performance ranked in the top decile of the Edison Electric Institute benchmark survey.

In 2017, Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $17 million to about 2,200 nonprofits in communities where we operate.

With a total of 26 awards from EEI for its restoration and mutual-assistance work, Entergy remains the only utility company to have won either EEI's Recovery or Assistance Award, or both, every year since the awards began in 1998.

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