Manager Tax - Income Tax

Date:  May 2, 2024
Job ID:  4654

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Financial IT Projects & Tax team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Manager Tax - Income Tax position!

Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

At the direction of the Tax Director, this individual leads the planning, preparing, reviewing, and filing of corporate tax returns and monthly tax provisions.  Provides leadership and insight on income tax matters across the organization.  Responsible for technical tax knowledge in compliance, reporting, and forecasting income taxes. The role supports the organization in meeting its clean energy objectives by ensuring that the company minimizes its tax expense and maximizes its clean energy tax incentives.

Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
    • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
    • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
    • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
    • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
    • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
    • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews and development plans.
    • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer, and safety results.
  • Prepares and files accurate and timely federal and state income tax returns.
  • Keeps stakeholders informed about tax-related matters, changes in tax laws, and the potential impact on the organization.
  • Participates in all aspects of accounting for, preparing, reviewing, and filing income tax returns and journal entries.
  • Develops the annual effective tax rate forecast. 
  • Prepares and reviews the monthly tax provisions.
  • Develops annual forecast of cash tax payments.
  • Forecasts income taxes for the multiyear financial plan.
  • Participates in preparation, review, and filing of tax returns. Creates, gathers, and maintains supporting documentation/records.
  • Reviews tax provisions and ensures compliance with all SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), SEC (Securities Exchange Commission), and FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission/ WUTC (Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission) reporting requirements.  
  • Monitors internal controls and actively updates related procedures.
  • Researches proper tax and accounting treatment and disclosures of business transactions and activity.
  • Works with external and government auditors to ensure and demonstrate compliance with tax laws.
  • Leads and/or participates in special tax related projects.
  • Provides thought leadership and assists in tax strategy development and implementation.  
  • Formulates and participates in tax planning to minimize the company’s tax liabilities. 
  • Develops and implements related guidelines/controls to align with corporate objectives. 
  • Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, and developments in tax rules and makes recommendations for implementation.
  • Manages the department budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant tax experience; or Certified Public Accountant designation with five (5) years relevant experience at a major public accounting firm. 
  • Strong tax accounting skills and solid knowledge of GAAP.
  • Strong leadership, mentoring, and coaching skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems.

Desired Qualifications

  • Utility taxation experience
  • Previous management experience
  • Experience with SAP, RIA Checkpoint, RIA OneSource, PowerPlan Provision and PowerTax.

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.


The pay range for this position is $98,100.00 - $232,900.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 


PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us ( 


Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue