Manager, Income Tax Reporting

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Manager, Income Tax Reporting to work in St. Louis, MO.  As the Manager, Income Tax Reporting you would be responsible for ensuring that the budget and forecasts updates, disclosures included in quarterly filings, and the various income tax returns are prepared and completed accurately and on a timely basis.  This role would also support the monthly tax provision process as well as various regulatory filings.  Further, proper US GAAP accounting as it relates to ASC 980 is the responsibility of this position in coordination with the External Financial Reporting group

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the tax accounting process for the Company to be  accurate and timely
  • Coordinate and manage the monthly forecast updates from an income tax perspective
  • Assist with tax planning initiatives
  • Perform research and effectively apply tax laws and regulations to the Company’s situation
  • Manage the computation of the regulatory adjustments to the effective tax rate
  • Coordinate and manage income tax audits from the following types of auditors: governmental, outside independent, and internal
  • Respond to income taxing authority notices and effectively resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Develop and maintain a program of high performance standards and sound employee relations at all levels of the Company
  • Direct and oversee income tax calculations for the Company’s regulatory rate filings
  • Oversee all compliance and documentation associated with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as it relates to income taxes
  • Directly supervise income tax staff
  • Other duties as assigned to meet departmental and Company objectives

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to perform tax research, including the ability to read, interpret, and apply complex tax laws and directives
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications
  • Knowledge of income tax and financial reporting practices
  • Ability to prioritize and simultaneously manage multiple concurrent challenging projects
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and internal controls
  • Knowledge of SEC and IRS compliance and reporting requirements and regulations
  • Strong to advanced computer skills, including ERP applications and all Microsoft Office   applications
  • Strong work ethic and integrity, with a commitment to honesty, candor, and responsible business relationships
  • Ability to motivate tax staff to produce high quality work within tight timeframes
  • Ability to be a team player capable of relationship building both inside and outside the Company

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Yes

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Master of Business Administration or a Master’s degree in a financial discipline preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • A minimum of 10 years of financial and/or accounting management experience including at least 5 years of corporate tax expertise
  • Strong detailed knowledge of income tax (federal, state and local) and their application to US public company registrants
  • Excellent working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and rules, including ASC740

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Normal Work Environment
  • Work is normally performed in a shared office environment


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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