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Director, Tax Reporting

9133

New York, NY, US, 10036

Finance/Accounting
New York
Full-Time

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

 

 

The Paramount Tax Department is seeking an established director level tax professional for the Company’s film production business unit. This includes leading all facets of day-to-day federal, corporate and partnership income tax compliance and activities supporting the tax accounting and reporting function. Additionally, responsibilities include providing peripheral support to the department’s international and state practice areas.

 

The Tax Director will lead all aspects of federal income tax operations of a major film production business unit within the organization. This position will partner with all levels of personnel from all income tax practice areas within the Tax department as well as key financial personnel from the business unit.

 

Success in this role is dependent on the application of expertise in federal tax law gained through Big 4 experience within the media and entertainment industry, strong process management skills, effective communication and interpersonal skills and a hands-on approach to task completion when required. This role will report to the Vice President, Federal Tax Compliance and the Senior Director of Tax Reporting and Planning.

 

Overview & Responsibilities

  • Manage the tax compliance calendar for the group

  • Review all federal, corporate and partnership tax returns for the business unit group

  • Coordinate the preparation and review of quarterly taxable income estimates for both tax compliance and tax reporting purposes

  • Act as point person for various financial reporting contacts within the business unit

  • Conduct research to determine tax treatment of contemplated and actual corporate transactions, and document in memoranda to files

  • Liaise with the Tax Reporting Group to determine the tax accounting treatment of such transactions

  • Run the analysis and reconciliation of the business unit’s gross temporary differences (a key SOX control)

  • Serve as primary contact for providing federal audit support (i.e., data supporting IDR responses) as needed

  • Partner with the departmental income tax practice areas (federal, state, international) on ad hoc issues to understand and address tax implications

  • Mentor and coach members of your team

  • Oversight and management of other special projects and tasks as needed

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; Master’s degree in Taxation from an accredited university preferred; Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Minimum of 7 plus years of experience with at least 5 years in a Big 4 Firm servicing Media and Entertainment clients; strong technical tax knowledge including demonstrated expertise as a tax subject matter expert specifically related to the media and entertainment industry

  • A solid knowledge of US tax technical matters as they relate to corporate and partnership tax law

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, as this candidate will supervise two tax professionals, as well as work with every level of management within and outside of the department

  • Strong written communication skills for internal memoranda and presentation slides

  • Proactive and demonstrated work style

  • Takes ownership and responsibility for assigned tasks

  • Excellent time, project management and execution skills

  • Adept at prioritization, responsiveness and understanding sense of urgency in a timeline driven environment

  • Demonstrated ability to set and accomplish goals in an organized manner with effective tools

  • Solid working knowledge of various tax software and research platforms

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


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