Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and creative data scientist to join our team, working with tax systems and automation tools.  Your work will include filing property and salares & use tax returns; responding to sales & use tax audits; and performing sales/use/property tax planning and research.  Your work will deliver actionable insights which will lead to significant and measurable results for both our customers and the tax team.

This position will perform property and sales/use tax reporting and analysis through the most efficient means possible. This position will participate in property and sales/use tax planning and research, and the implementation of regulatory changes.

During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met. This position can be filled in either Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO. 

Essential Responsibilities


  • Property and Sales/Use Tax Reporting - Performs the accurate and timely preparation of multistate property and sales/use tax filings per statutory requirements as well as the analysis of the data used in the completion of these filings. Reconciles tax bills and GL accounts, prepares tax payments and makes appropriate journal entries.
  • Tax System - Monitor the gathering of tax data from source systems to ensure the continued confidence in the completeness of the data used by the reporting process. Gather and process data from external sources to meet the statutory and analytical reporting needs of the property tax reporting system.
  • Team Projects - Participate in joint projects with Technical and Audit team as directed.
  • Implement Technical Amendments and Conduct Transaction Research - Participate in the implementation of tax statutes, regulations and rules to assure conformity with these authorities. Assist in reviewing the taxability decision of existing transactions.
  • Reporting Controls - Participate in documenting and monitoring compliance with internal controls required for certification of accurate financial and accounting reports for the Department. Provide proactive process improvement recommendations and assist in implementing the accepted solutions.
  • Tax Policy and Planning - Assists with the development and implementation of procedures and policies pertaining to property sales/use tax.
  • Performs other non-routine duties and assumes other responsibilities as apparent or as assigned.
  • This position may be filled at a higher level depending on skills and experience.

Minimum Requirements



  • Degree in business, finance, accounting, economics, management information systems, data scientist or equivalent experience.
  • Two years’ experience in sales/use and property tax compliance and accounting.
  • Ability to effectively use Excel spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Knowledge of tax software and related systems (Billing, Supply Chain, General Ledger).
  • Demonstrated communication and relationship skills.
  • Sales/use and property tax research and analysis.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with SAP, Vertex, or Powerplan
  • Experience with business intelligence or big data tools (e.g. Alteryx, Blue Prism, Business Objects)
  • Data analytics skills







As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 75600:Tax Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $54,800 to $77,800 per year

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Requisition Number: 30017

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Denver, Colorado

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We are a major U.S. electric and natural gas company with annual revenues of $10.3 billion. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., we operate in eight states. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. 

We have a straightforward strategy we call Building the Core. We invest in our core businesses to provide safe, reliable energy to customers at a reasonable price. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment. And we serve our communities.

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