Sr Tax Accountant

Posted Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Camden, NJ, US, 08102

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106605 


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People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career.  Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.


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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Primary Role


Responsible for all income tax matters including tax provisions/external reporting, compliance, and audits. Responsible for assisting in providing information pertaining to regional regulatory proceedings. Be the formal owner of all the income tax subjects for the assigned regions (POC).

Key Accountabilities


  • Prepare and Review monthly, quarterly and annual Income tax Provisions and tax notes to the financial statements for the region.
  • Preparation of the U.S. federal and state income tax returns, estimated payments and extensions.
  • Prepare quarterly reconciliations for taxes payable and deferred tax.
  • Respond to federal and state audit requests.
  • Perform research in various income tax related subjects and summarize findings for review
  • Responsible for ensuring timely filing of the regional regulatory proceedings
  • Responsible for the income tax related subjects for the assigned regions
  • Assist in the preparation of the tax forecast and communicate results to the budgeting team.




  • Ability to work as part of a high performing team.
  • Utilize highly effective listening and feedback skills to promote open and constructive dialogue.
  • Effective communication of complex topics to a wide and varied audience
  • Willingness to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently to complete assignments.
  • Familiarity of various tax software’s (OIT, CCH, CHECKPOINT) PowerTax and PowerTax Provision is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ASC 740, FIN 48, and ASC 980.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, taxation regulations, and company policies.
  • Intermediate experience with tax research for day-to-day tax issues.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft AX Dynamics, Oracles, SAP, or other ERP software preferred.
  • Prior experience in the utility-shared service industry or consolidated corporation is preferred.
  • Excellent skills in time management, organizational, analytical, problem solving, written & verbal communication.
  • Advance level knowledge of MS Office.




  • Bachelor's Degree in an accounting related field required.
  • CPA Certification and/or master’s degree in tax preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in Tax Compliance and Tax Accounting.
  • Prior experience in a utility/regulated industry desired.
  • Prior experience in a multi-subsidiary environment required.
  • Big 4 Experience is a plus.

Travel Requirements


  • Less than 5%

Work Environment


  • Modern day professional office environment.
  • Hybrid working schedule (at least 3 days in office)

Certifications & Licenses



  • CPA Preferred or on track to gaining CPA.


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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia