South Jersey Industries Senior Tax Accountant in United States

Basic Function: Assist the Manager, Taxes in matters relating to the preparation of Federal and State tax reports, income tax accounting, tax planning and research and related tax matters.


  • Four year degree in Accounting with CPA preferred.

  • A minimum of three to five years of relevant experience in tax compliance and tax accounting.

  • Ability to understand and interpret IRS codes and apply to utility and non-utility applications.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills required.

  • Experience with Corptax preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the Company’s consolidated federal tax return, separate company state income/franchise tax returns, and other filings.

  • Prepare quarterly federal and state estimated tax payments and annual extensions

  • Prepare provision to return adjustments

  • Assist with federal and state income tax audits

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual tax provisions in accordance with ASC 740.

  • Identify income tax return adjustments from general ledger data

  • Reconcile tax balance sheet accounts

  • Prepare related book journal entries

  • Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 walk-throughs

  • Research tax issues (federal, state, income, sales and miscellaneous)

  • Conversant in tax research software

  • Monitor changes in tax law

  • Document tax positions

  • Support business units where required (new companies, locations, taxes)

  • Develop and maintain tax work papers related to State and Federal tax returns, accrual analysis, and administrative data.

  • Tax Depreciation calculations Deferred tax analysis (tax basis balance sheets) Uncertain tax positions

  • Provide tax related data to other departments where required.

  • Budget and forecast for tax P&L and cash flow

  • Rate Department support for rate cases and other filings

  • Human Resources and Payroll support in tax related matters

  • Assist the Manager, Taxes in other duties as assigned.

  • Tax planning projects

  • Tax process improvement projects

  • Tax compliance projects (Voluntary Disclosures, Amended Returns, etc.)

  • Perform duties inherent in all supervisory, professional and administrative positions. Consistent with all positions in this classification, additional projects, tasks and/or duties beyond what is outlined here may be assigned as required.

Explore the Possibilities

If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow’s energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.

  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money

  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas

  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork

  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, operates its business through two primary subsidiaries. South Jersey Gas, one of the nation's fastest growing natural gas utilities, delivers clean, efficient natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to over 365,000 customers in southern New Jersey. SJI's non-regulated businesses, under South Jersey Energy Solutions, promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities ' including Combined Heat and Power, Solar, and District Heating and Cooling projects; acquiring and marketing natural gas and electricity for retail customers; providing wholesale commodity marketing and risk management services; and offering HVAC and other energy-efficiency related services. For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries, click here.