Supervisor - Tax Controversy

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The Tax Controversy Supervisor is an integral partner in ET’s and SUN’s goals to enhance shareholder value by effectively partnering with Finance, Tax and Businesses in resolving tax controversies relating to all aspects of our business. In this role, you will be responsible for effectively conducting tax audits under limited supervision, including collecting and analyzing information and providing complete and concise responses to the appropriate authorities. Additional responsibilities will include participation in process improvement activities, both in defining and implementing such improvements.  This position reports to the Senior Manager – Tax Controversy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage multiple projects to deliver results, including tracking status of open matters, managing due dates, working with cross-functional groups to obtain additional facts and analyses as needed to support return positions, re-prioritizing as needed to adapt to change, and monitoring trends and other key performance indicators.

  • Build rapport with internal colleagues and external advisors and authorities. Quickly find common ground, establish successful working relationships, and facilitate effective discussions with team members, advisors and authorities.

  • Engage in rigorous, logical analyses to fully understand issues, positions, relevant support, and alternatives. Includes collecting and analyzing data, tax rules and other information to support or refute a position, reviewing alternative positions/support, and providing recommendations.

  • Organize and summarize information in a clear, concise manner, specifically tailored for the intended audience, both internal and external.

  • Exhibit sense of overall responsibility for projects/tasks, and involve appropriate internal/external team members and senior management in the audit process at the proper time in order to successfully complete each project/task


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • 8+ years of relevant tax experience
  • CPA/CPA Candidate
  • Strong income tax compliance experience, specifically federal Forms 1120 and 1065; and multi-state corporate income, franchise, gross receipts, and partnership returns
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines and managing work of outside vendors or contractors.
  • Previous experience analyzing and illustrating tax consequences of various alternatives, summarizing advantages/risks of options, and providing related recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public accounting or Big 4 experience
  • Advanced degree in accounting or tax a plus.
  • Experience in oil and gas industry a plus
Software Knowledge:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required.

  • Knowledge of corporate and/or partnership tax preparation software packages (OneSource IT, OneSource IT Express, GoRs, etc.) preferred.

  • Experience with SAP desirable.

    Working Conditions:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Usually, normal office working conditions.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

  • Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings, which may include exposure to various materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


DISCLAIMER: The above statements, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the assigned position.

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