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Tax Manager - International Reporting and Compliance


Remote / Virtual 09-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Role title: Tax Manager – International Reporting and Compliance – 12-month FTC
Location: London (Remote working possibilities)

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About us
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. It owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation, who also own the Sky group of companies.

Role summary/purpose
This position will join the existing tax compliance and reporting team in preparation, review and monitoring of tax compliance and reporting obligations in respect of the non-US operations of NBCUniversal International, covering 150+ entities in over 30 territories internationally.

Key Position Responsibilities

• Preparation/review of quarterly and annual US GAAP tax reporting
• Prepare and maintain tax calculation templates, FIN 48 calculations and SOX 404 documentation
• Monitor variances between the tax provision and tax return for international businesses
• Liaise with finance contacts and external service providers
• Review and update business models (forecast financial models)
• Preparation/analysis of group summaries by business line and by territory
• Review of intercompany royalty calculations

• Assisting with the UK tax compliance process for 50+ entities, including preparation/review of accounts provisions, tax disclosures and UK tax returns
• Allocation of UK group losses and calculation of quarterly installment payments
• Review and understanding of differences between US and UK GAAP
• Dealing with HMRC correspondence, notices, etc. and following up as appropriate
• Coordination and review of the outsourced International tax compliance in respect of 100+ entities worldwide
• Populating and monitoring the entity obligation tracking tool and internal tax return library
• Withholding Tax administration - preparation of clearance forms and request of residency certifications
• Dispute resolution in respect of customer WHT deductions

• Ad-hoc project work including:
- Co-ordination with the Sky tax team on group tax matters
- Assistance as necessary on Sky International tax matters
- Assistance with tax audits
- Transfer pricing implementation
- Entity eliminations
- Group structuring
- Dividend and repatriation planning
- R&D tax credits
- Film tax credits
- Property transactions
• Assist in development of electronic tools to maximize efficiencies in tax processes
• Supporting the wider tax team as appropriate in areas commensurate with experience

Required skills/knowledge and qualifications

• Approx. 5 years' post-qualification corporate tax experience, including significant corporate tax accounting experience.
• Strong corporate tax compliance background with experience of large UK and multinational groups and use of tax return preparation software
• Awareness of international tax issues
• Professional qualification in accounting (ACA or equivalent)
• Strong excel skills – ability to manage and manipulate high volumes of data is an essential requirement for this role
• Strong communication skills, especially in communicating tax concepts to a non-tax audience and finance teams in overseas territories

• Knowledge of US GAAP tax accounting
• Big 4 background
• Commercial experience in the Entertainment/Media sector
• Experience with a tax reporting software package (e.g. Onesource) will be considered a plus
• Experience of SOX will be considered a plus


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq51w9-3-237-16-210-42 in your application.