Vice President, Tax

Lead Sunnova's global tax strategy and operations, driving financial objectives and team growth. Ideal for tax experts with 15+ years' experience. Join a dynamic team at Sunnova Energy International, Inc.

Sunnova Energy International, Inc.
Sunnova Energy International, Inc.
Houston, United States  UTC-06:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   24 days ago

Sunnova (NYSE: NOVA) is an industry-leading adaptive energy services company focused on making clean energy more accessible, reliable, and affordable for homeowners and businesses.

At Sunnova, we embrace diverse perspectives, vibrant creativity and forward-thinkers who share our zeal for a sustainable future. A career with us means pushing beyond traditional limits, exploring new horizons, collaborating with like-minded peers, and transforming the energy industry for the better.

If you're excited about being a part of the fastest-growing segment of the energy industry, we encourage you to apply!


  • Manage Sunnova global tax functions including compliance, planning, statutory reporting, and tax forecasts
  • Responsible for all ASC740, ASC 450 tax provision work and the accuracy and completeness of all SEC disclosures
  • Lead cross functional initiatives and manage tax team
  • Provide oversight on contractual arrangements entered into by the company as well as reviews purchase agreements, investment agreements and distribution agreements from a tax disclosure and tax due diligence standpoint
  • Provide active support, advising leadership in strategic decision-making, due diligence, mergers/acquisitions and lead tax strategy globally, assessing the tax impact of strategic initiatives
  • Provide tax guidance on project financing partnership structures and other tax due diligence, buy and sell-side tax due diligence projects; design and development of transaction structures; assessment of corporate tax attributes including historical tax basis, earnings and profits, and limitations applicable to net operating losses and tax credits
  • Lead legal entity rationalization, tax equity buy-out and application of consolidated return regulations
  • Serve in industry tax initiatives as they relate to renewable industry
  • Manage tax equity initiatives including transferability
  • Build working relationships with internal and external partners and collaborate on initiatives with an understanding of mutual respect. Work in partnership with chief accounting officer, controller, VP of FP&A, Treasurer, Financial Market VP, Legal, etc
  • Manage global transfer pricing to ensure the allocation of profits is appropriate.
  • Lead initiatives to optimize cash taxes in all jurisdictions
  • Manage budget for outside advisors and ensure that projects are being conducted on time and within budget

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, preferably with an emphasis in accounting, finance, economics or a related field
  • CPA
  • 15+ years’ experience with tax planning, research, and compliance
  • 6 years of highly specialized subject matter experience
  • 5+ years’ managing multiple, direct reports
  • 4+ years of public accounting experience
  • Prior experience with tax provision
  • Experience with M&A due diligence and integration, structuring transactions, including financing transactions and tax equity is required.
  • Strong experience in Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code and hypothetical liquidation at book value (“HLBV”)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in accounting or taxation
  • Previous experience in energy, and in particular, residential solar
  • Strong experience and proficiency in data analytics tools
  • Prior tax controversy experience

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Positive, self-motivated and can-do personality – growth mindset essential
  • Very organized and strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while working under pressure and with
  • time constraints
  • Ethical team player; always maintains the highest degree of integrity

Work Conditions

  • Open-office environment
  • Overtime may be required during busy compliance times
  • Estimated travel time is less than 1%


  • Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
  • Competitive compensation & annual bonus
  • Paid time off, including 10 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
  • Cell phone allowance for many roles
  • Free access to onsite fitness center in Houston and/or discounted fitness memberships through health provider
  • Complimentary garage parking in Houston

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

We appreciate the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), and we are looking to hire real people. If you use AI for any part of the job application process, we highly encourage that you review any AI generated content to ensure your personality and unique capabilities are highlighted. We reserve the right to disqualify candidates that we reasonably believe solely relied on AI generated content in the application process.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 29, 2024


Houston, United States



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