Senior Specialist, Income Tax Reporting

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Requisition Number 6804 
Location: 700 Market St, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63101
Position Type: Non Union 
Number Open: 1 

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.


This position will be responsible for ensuring that the monthly tax provision, the budget and forecasts updates, disclosures included in quarterly filings, and the various income tax returns are prepared accurately and timely.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of ASC 740, monthly, quarterly and annual tax provision, effective tax rates, uncertain tax positions, book to tax adjustments and reconciliations of payable and deferred tax accounts
  • Preparation/review of federal, state and local income/franchise tax returns
  • Prepare monthly forecast updates from an income tax perspective
  • Preparation of quarterly estimates and year-end extensions
  • Understanding of PowerTax fixed asset system as it relates to tax depreciation calculations
  • Perform research and effectively apply tax laws and regulations to the Company
  • Assist with tax audits and provide supporting data
  • Respond to income taxing authority notices & correspondence
  • Assist with income tax calculations for the Company’s regulatory rate filings
  • Assist with integration activities related to income taxes, including acquisitions and software updates
  • Maintain organizational tax calendar and obligations matrix for income taxes
  • Assist with compliance and documentation of internal controls as it relates to income taxes
  • Maintain high performance standards and constructive employee relations at all levels of the Company
  • Other assigned duties 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 communication
  • Knowledge of income tax and financial reporting concepts
  • Ability to prioritize and simultaneously manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Knowledge of IRS and SEC compliance and reporting requirements and regulations
  • Strong work ethic and integrity, with a commitment to honesty, candor, and responsible business relationships
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes – Oxley requirements and internal controls
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual and team goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment

Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required

Required knowledge, skill and abilities:

  • A minimum of three years of experience working in the tax accounting field. Prefer one year of corporate tax experience as part of overall work history.
  • Experience with PowerPlan, PowerTax, OneSource Corporate tax software, and Oracle preferred
  • Ability to proficiently use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to proficiently use the Internet and tax research databases to quickly locate tax guidance
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:

  • Work is normally performed in a moderately noisy business office
  • Some overtime may be required for due date driven projects

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: 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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