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NiSource Manager Tax (location flexible within NiSource Operating Territory) in Columbus, Ohio

This position is within the NiSource Tax Department; responsible for financial planning, accounting, compliance, reporting, research, systems and billing support, and audits pertaining to Taxes Other Than Income Taxes for all of the states in which NiSource operates. Tax types include property, gross receipts, sales and use, and other taxes. This position reports to the Director, Indirect Taxes. Job Summary Purpose of Position:The Manager, Indirect Taxes will deliver value through operational excellence and efficiency, managing processes and technology based solutions in areas of tax accounting, tax compliance, tax controversy and tax planning in gross receipts, property, sales, use and other indirect taxes. The Manager will also analyze transactions for unusual tax risks or undetermined tax benefits, determine tax-optimization, and assess the tax consequences of specific transactions. Responsibilities include supervising and developing staff, issue identification and analysis, staying current on tax matters, coordinating within and outside the tax department, and interacting with outside auditors.This position requires a self-motivated team player with GAAP and Tax technical experience, leadership and organization skills, effective communication, a history of producing high-quality, timely work product, flexibility, and intellectual curiosity. The Manager must strive for continuous improvement in process, deliverables, leadership and professional expertise. Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Manage a team of tax professionals to ensure accurate, timely filing of gross receipts, property, sales, use and other indirect tax returns and payments Manage tax determination, tax risk management, tax account reconciliations, tax reserves, SOX controls and all computational and reporting aspects of ASC 450 Manage research and tax planning and respond to requests and inquiries from operating groups, including the impact of strategic business changes, and tax-related legislative developments on indirect taxes Assist internal and external counsel regarding any indirect tax controversy Manage tax-related regulatory reporting requirements and provide tax assistance with regulatory initiatives including utility rate case support Manage the development of process documentation and support ongoing process transformation while adhering to controls and policiesQualifications:Minimum Job Requirements Bachelors degree in Accounting or related degrees Minimum of 8 years in a large, publicly-traded corporation or similar experience or in an accounting firm with a focus on gross receipts, property, sales and use taxes Technical skills in general accounting principles, ASC 450, and sampling methods Experience supervising teams to build an atmosphere of trust; providing technical training and mentorship to other team members; coaching staff including providing timely and meaningful feedback to ensure team effectiveness Tax compliance software experience, preferably One Source Indirect Tax Determination (Sabrix) and ERP (Oracle or SAP) systems Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel Strong aptitude for identifying and implementing process improvements Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong tax research skills Organized and attentive to detail Works well independently and in a team environmentPreferred Skills Experience Masters degree in Accounting / Business, Tax or a related discipline Certified Public Accountant Exposure to Alteryx, Tableau, UI Path, Visual Basic or other tools in Tax Utility industry experience helpful, but not required

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at careers.nisource.com before June 18th!

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

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