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NiSource Lead Tax Analyst in United States

This position resides within the dynamic, fast-paced Corporate Tax Department at NiSource. This role is responsible for preparation of monthly income tax provisions and co-sourcing assistance with preparation of the federal and state income tax returns. As well, assisting the tax team with tax research, planning, process improvement and other ad hoc projects as needed. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of large public accounting firm or publicly traded corporate tax experience. Experience in the regulated utility industry or renewables is also preferred, but not required.


  • Prepares monthly tax provision for assigned companies

  • Assists with co-sourcing for preparation of the C Corp and Partnership Federal and state income tax returns

  • Supports regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing pro-forma calculations, testimony and data requests; Assists with review and analysis of regulatory documents

  • Prepares the tax aspects of the Company’s financial plan for assigned companies

  • Researches and documents federal, state and local tax compliance issues for assigned companies

  • Identifies, analyzes and improves existing processes and automation leveraging technology within our organization to maximize opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness and meet new goals and objectives. Support tax internal control framework by documenting work fully and accurately

  • Supports tax controversy, strategic tax planning and regulatory reporting/planning as needed

  • Develops and fosters strong working relationships across the tax department and with key stakeholders such as Accounting, Treasury and Regulatory


  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively delegate work as needed

  • Strong analytical, research and critical thinking skills as well as decision-making skills

  • Capacity to work well in a team environment

Selection Criteria

  • Requires 4 year degree in accounting/finance discipline

  • 3-5 years of ASC 740 tax accounting and compliance

  • 3-5 years of public accounting (Big 4 preferred) or publicly traded company experience (or combination)

  • Requires extensive experience with Microsoft software especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint is expected, and experience with Alteryx and Tableau is desired

  • Experience with tax systems (CorpTax and PowerTax), database management systems, and web-based research applications is desired

Preferred qualifications: CPA, MST

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.