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The Public Service Commission (PSC) Director of Revenue Requirements is responsible for conducting research, valuation analysis, and ad valorem tax appraisals for all utilities

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in and out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Analyzes and researches financial and economic data on utility and railroad industries and compiles statistical reports for use in valuation and assessment of utility and railroad companies for purposes of property taxes. Performs cost of capital analysis for utility and railroad appraisals, including determining cost of equity using various methods and statistical procedures and determining cost of debt to determine cost of capital. Participates in formal and informal hearings with utility and railroad personnel reviewing and analyzing capitalization rate studies, appraisals, and other information on utility and railroad values presented by utility and railroad representatives and consultants. Assists with valuations of utilities and railroads operating in the state using research and analysis of financial and economic data and statistics on utility and railroads to perform valuation and researches financial information supplied by utilities and railroads. Reviews and revises Annual Ad Valorem Tax Report forms as necessary, tracks address changes and supervises distribution of the forms to all utilities and railroads operation in the state and ensures availability of current form on website. Coordinates with other sections of the Public Service Commission on design and maintenance of utility and railroad computer system and the portion of the public service commission website devoted to the Tax Division. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of finance, accounting, and economics. Knowledge of business mathematics and statistical analysis. Knowledge of business practices, operations, and procedures. Knowledge of the operation of personal computers and related software. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, policies, and regulations to specific situations. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to analyze statistical and financial data and prepare ad valorem tax assessments of utility and carrier companies operating in Arkansas. Ability to prepare narrative and financial analysis reports. Ability to provide information and assistance to taxpayers, staff, and counterparts in other states and prepare and present testimony at formal and informal hearings.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, or a related field; plus six years of experience in financial valuation.

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