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Tax Director


New York, NY 04-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 800,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

Job Overview:

The Director, Tax will be an integral part of ASCAP's Accounting & Finance team, advising on matters related to the creation and implementation of tax strategies and organization and maintenance of complicated tax issues in the context of ASCAP's business.

• Calculation of tax liabilities, tax form preparation, and external filing/reporting
• Tax research, analysis, and interpretation for purposes of compliance, tax planning, and optimization
• Tax-specific transaction recording and records maintenance – for example, tax journals, capital expenditure details required for tax calculations, and tax depreciation schedules
• As needed, consultation with external tax professionals and agencies on tax matters, such as auditors and tax attorneys
• Prepare, support, and review all tax filings, elections, and forms in collaboration with outside tax preparers
• Monitor new tax laws and determine impact to the business, and advise on any necessary actions ASCAP will need to take
• Prepare and review all tax-related workpapers and journal entries
• Assist in Federal and State tax audits
• Determine tax savings and recommend strategies to improve profits
• Regularly communicate with ASCAP leadership and continually improve tax related processes and operational plans

Qualifications & Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. Advanced degree (e.g. Master's) in a related field preferred
• 7+ years of relevant experience; experience working in the tax department of a large company preferred
• High level of attention to detail, accuracy and ability to work under time constraints
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex tax concepts to a non-expert audience
• Strong understanding and knowledge of US tax laws, rule and regulations
• Knowledge and understanding of US GAAP accounting concepts
• Executive presence and the ability to effectively communicate and present to senior leadership
• Knowledge of Media, AdTech or Music Industry helpful; not required

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:
• Very generous time-off policy
• Paid time off for approved volunteer events
• Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
• An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
• A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network
• Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
• Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
• Company provided basic life and AD&D insurance
• Supplemental and dependent life insurance options
• Pet Insurance, Legal Services and Identity Theft benefits offerings
• Employee Referral Bonuses

ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8870q-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

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ASCAP is home to more than 790,000 music writer and publisher members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy, and service for music writers and publishers, and are the only PRO in the US run by its members including songwriters, composers, and music publishers.