Department/Location: Financial Services / Bismarck, ND
Company: Basin Electric Power Cooperative
This position is responsible for management of the Tax function and serves as an advisor to the Vice President & Controller for Basin
Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) and its subsidiaries, ensuring compliance with various governmental tax laws and regulations
while minimizing, to the extent possible, the companies’ tax liability. This position interprets and communicates tax information to the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state agencies, Canadian Federal and Provincial agencies, as well as legislative bodies, external
auditors, consultants, management, and staff. The incumbent’s responsibility is to inform management of tax consequences of any
proposed and existing financial transactions, policies, business plans, or activities of which the incumbent has been made aware of.
This position is responsible for all corporate federal, state, and local tax return preparation and reporting, and third party tax audits in
the states, countries, and localities in which the companies operate. This position is responsible for appropriate treatment of tax
positions on all tax returns, financial statements, annual reports, and other financial records, as required by federal and state
departments of revenue and other taxing authorities, and required accounting standards associated with income and other taxes.
To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have thorough knowledge of federal and state tax laws and regulations as
it relates to corporate and cooperative separate and consolidated income tax reporting, and thorough knowledge of accounting
principles and theory. This is acquired through the completion of a four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related
field, and 10 years of related experience in corporate tax, three of which must be experience associated with IRS or state
departments of revenue audits. Advanced specialized knowledge of and extensive experience with the Internal Revenue Code and
Regulations and State Tax regulations, as well as a solid understanding of and experience with Federal and State Tax Audit
processes and procedures are required. The incumbent must have experience in completing all areas of a corporate tax return.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with minimal direction are required. Previous experience acting as a lead or
previous supervisory experience is required. This position also requires strong analytical skills and proficiency in personal computer
operation. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and the ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication
skills is also required.
Director of Tax (Continued)
Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands:
This position requires frequent sitting and standing/walking; and occasional reaching below and above shoulder level, use of keyboard/
computer, bending, kneeling, lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds, and pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds. It also requires finger dexterity and
hand coordination. This position requires good hearing and vision, and the ability to speak. It also requires the ability to develop plans,
procedures and goals; present information to others; and work under stress to complete projects within deadlines.
Applicants interested in this opening should go to https://www.basinelectric.com to apply.
Employees must apply through Inside Basin, by clicking on a position and signing into the Infor Application.
If you have any questions, please contact HEATHER M. SCHLENKER at 701-557-5603.
Basin Electric is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer regarding Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.