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Supervisor, Tax Provision

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Glendale
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Supervisor, Tax ProvisionApply Now Apply Later Job ID 771447BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 05, 2021 Job Summary: Can you imagine a career in Tax that includes one day working with the inner workings of Pixar, National Geographic, Disney theme parks, the Imagineers, and corporate Walt Disney? Your career can start here at Disney Tax! Disney Tax is a fast-paced, dynamic environment made up of multiple subgroups that collectively manage the tax needs of The Walt Disney Company and its Subsidiaries. This opportunity is truly once in a lifetime.

The Tax Provision group is responsible for the state, federal and international income tax accounting (ASC 740) including SEC reporting and disclosures. This team in on the frontline of determining the financial statement impact of transactions and business changes for Disney. The complexity and diversity of the business provide and ever-changing environment with unique and unusual provision ramifications. The opportunity provides continuous growth for motivated tax professionals. The group also supports forecasting and modeling of cash income taxes, tax expense and the effective tax rate. Responsibilities:As a dynamic Supervisor inside Disney Tax, you will report directly to the Senior Manager, Tax Provision. You can expect to work directly with other business units external services providers and management on a daily basis. You will be responsible for gathering information, executing SOX controls, preparing workpapers supporting US Domestic Federal and State Income tax calculations. We promote innovation and growth by developing our employees and maximizing technology.

Every Day as a leader in Disney Tax is transformative. You will be responsible for:

  • Prepare global consolidation workpapers, account reconciliations and analysis of income tax reserves under ASC 740 on a quarterly basis
  • Support the quarterly tax provision and indirectly monthly forecasts, annual and 5 year operating plans and unique transactions (e.g. purchasing accounting, transaction support)
  • Responsible for training and managing Tax coordinators and Intern(s).
  • Apply tax law and regulations, including US GAAP, including ASC 740 to Disney Tax operations.
  • Update and maintain tax provision forecasting models for the Company
  • Support the preparation of cause of change analysis (including effective tax rate and cash taxes) for tax forecasts
  • Prepare and review the financial statements impact on strategic business changes, tax planning, legislative changes, and more.
  • Be involved in data collection, researching and documenting tax accounting positions, recommending processes, resources, and activities to achieve the most desirable outcomes.
  • Understand and play a role in the impact on the Disney financial statements with particular attention to the SOX controls around the income tax processes.
  • Build internal and external relationships to reach consensus to clearly articulate information needs, technical concepts and owning follow through to gain necessary results.Basic Qualifications:
    • 3- 6 years professional income tax experience
    • 3-6 years of tax accounting or compliance in a public accounting firm or equivalent experience in a large corporate tax department
    • Work requires overtime during financial close periods
    • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve issues
    • Strong understanding of US GAAP (ASC 740) and income tax technical experience
    • Strong understanding of tax operating processes
    • Ability to discriminate between symptoms and root causes
    • Good project management skills that lead to successful execution of project plans
    • Strong presentation and communication skills (Collaborates and solves problems, maintains communications with contacts and can communicate with stakeholders at the same or higher levels on matters of considerable complexity)
    • Significant skill with Excel, Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint. Must be savvy in working with a variety of tax and financial software, including the ability to mine for data and produce deliverables.
    • Ability to complete complex tasks and projects requiring independent initiative
    • Must be comfortable with virtual communications and working with geographically disparate groups
    • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to collaboration and problem solving
    • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to independently identify and resolve issuesPreferred Qualifications:
      • Project Management Certification a plus
      • Leadership role in overseeing projects
      • Prior experience with ONESOURCE or other tax systems
      • CorpTax or OneSource Tax Provision software experience a plus
      • SAP or other general ledger experience a plus
      • Alteryx, Tableau or other ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) experience a plusRequired Education
        • Advanced degree- Master's degree in Tax, Accounting, or Finance, JD, LLM in Tax
          Preferred Education
          • Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, Economics of equivalent

            About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company's powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you'll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe. About The Walt Disney Company:The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished. This position is with Disney Financial Services, LLC , which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) .Disney Financial Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. Apply Now Apply Later We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. Learn more, here . Disability Accommodation for Employment Applications The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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