Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Finance
Requisition Number:  2561

Title:  Sr. Tax Analyst


Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.


The Role 

Reporting to the Tax Director, you will be proving exemplary customer service to our clients within the organization which range from the financial reporting group, procurement department, as well as senior management.  As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you would have responsibility for such items as: 


  • Preparation of monthly journal accrual entries related to tax specific items
  • Monthly reconciliation of tax accounts and preparation of related journal entries
  •  Preparation of supporting workpapers and tax returns for various income, excise, sales/use, and property tax filings
  • Assist with responses from various state and federal audits
  • Perform SAP queries to obtain information necessary for tax analysis and understand impact of exemptions and coding for vendors as well as tax consequences of sale and purchase transactions
  • Work with customers and vendors to ensure proper documentation exists for tax exemptions/tax treatment of purchases and sales
  • Coordinate with Treasury Group and assist with requesting and processing of periodic tax payments
  • Maintain matrices and lists of jurisdictions in which the company operates for purposes of determining tax filings
  • Monitor and update the tax compliance calendar for filing obligations
  • Maintain information of federal excise tax reporting (i.e., ExSTARS 720-TO and 720-CS, quarterly 720 returns, and annual 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle returns)
  • Become familiar with Hawaii general excise tax and liquid fuel tax statutes and regulations
  • Obtain information of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, and other state statutes with respect to fuel/excise, and sales/use taxes
  • Work with the IT Group and external consultants on enhancements to existing SAP environment as it relates to tax reporting items including but not limited to excise and sales/use taxes

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. 


The Opportunity 

  • Tax Analyst at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • Build the technical expertise to establish a foundation as a multi-faceted tax professional
  • Work within a small group providing experience across various topics regularly 


The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Tax Analyst opportunity, you will have: 


  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting/Tax
  • 3-5 years’ experience in fuel excise/sales tax compliance with bulk/rack reporting
  • Strong knowledge of excise tax and bulk tax reporting
  • CPA or eligible a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel including formulas, pivot tables, VLOOKUP.
  • SAP experience.
  • Attention to detail and analytical ability to notice inconsistencies.
  • Willingness to adjust schedule as needed to achieve internal and external date deadlines.

Ability to multitask and take on additional responsibilities as needed.


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  

Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, location, location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you will work is in the West side of Houston near I-10 and the Sam Houston Tollway.  It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work.


Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, to be a successful Tax Analyst, you will: 


  • Be proactive – we welcome the ability to question and learn along the way
  • Possess an attitude to achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls or minimize costs 
  • Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems 
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and accountability for work performed 
  • Effectively communicate within and outside the tax group with the willingness to ask questions 


The Company 


Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 150 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 123 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.


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