Senior Tax Analyst #21-61170

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Job Description

Sempra is a California-based energy infrastructure company leading the energy transition and serving more consumers in North America than any other utility holding company. Our mission is to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, delivering affordable, reliable and increasingly decarbonized energy to the markets we serve, including California, Texas, Mexico and global power generation markets. We have consistently been recognized for our leadership in sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. Our company is the only US utility company named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. We are also a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and recently named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2021 by Fortune Magazine, the eleventh consecutive year our company has received this honor. The Sempra companies’ more than 19,000 employees are united by our vision to deliver energy with purpose and live our values every day – doing the right thing, championing people and shaping the future. Visit our sustainability report to learn more about our company, including our bold goals relating to achieving world class safety, championing people, driving resilient operations and enabling the energy transition:

A career at Sempra presents the opportunity to join a team with a unique combination of diverse expertise, top talent and strong management, who all set a powerful foundation for sustainable growth and a bright future.

Primary Purpose:

This position will provide tax expertise for specific functional or business tax activities. In general, a Senior Tax Analyst will: (1) review the work of junior tax staff, (2) ensure completion of filing requirements and financial statement tax disclosures on a timely and accurate basis for the regulated and unregulated businesses, (3) respond to or direct staff to respond to tax and/or financial
statement audits of the company and its subsidiaries, (4) analyze and quantify any tax impact to the company of current tax law and proposed tax legislation, (5) research tax positions under the direction and guidance of senior tax members, (6) identify favorable or simplified alternative reporting position for assigned function or business unit, and (7) develop tax planning opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Incumbents will focus on either Tax Accounting or Tax Compliance. Responsibilities are as follows for each specialty:

  • Ensure the completion of tax accounting (ASC 740) for the company and its subsidiaries, including financial statement and regulatory tax disclosures.
  • Lead the effort to manage the tax requirements (e.g., determining book/tax differences and permanent and
    temporary differences) for the financial forecasting and strategic planning for assigned business unit, entities, projects and other responsibilities.
  • Monitor, identify, research, quantify and effectively communicate proper tax provision and return reporting positions and filing requirements arising from business activities and planning strategies implemented for assigned business unit, entities, and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate and review the company’s responses to the financial statement auditor’s and taxing authority auditor’s information and data requests and proposed adjustments to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure the completion of the tax returns, estimated tax payments, including partnerships, exempt organizations, trusts, pension plans, and limited liability companies.
  • Investigate and maintain awareness of existing and emerging tax laws, legislation, and rulings, in particular as they apply to assigned tasks and entities, including researching and quantifying any tax impact; develop knowledge of the industry and the businesses; develop and maintain professional relationships with clients and key stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.
  • Master’s Degree in Tax or Accounting preferred.


  • 5 years experience preferably with a large CPA firm/corporate tax department.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid working knowledge in at least one of the following tax functions and have taken affirmative steps toward developing such knowledge in another: domestic compliance, international compliance, audit, tax accounting, regulatory, sales use tax, property tax, and custom/tariffs duties.
  • Requires proficiency in tax and computer software applications including Microsoft Excel and Word and tax systems (e.g., Corp Tax). Understanding and application of Alteryx (or other ETL) a plus.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA license preferred.
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