Full Time Job

Tax, Senior Specialist

Sony Pictures

Gdynia, Poland 03-05-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

SPE Finance and Accounting continues to define its roadmap to transform the organization from a Line of Business and territory orientation to one which is global, enterprise-based, focusing on process improvement, standardization, reducing complexity and the use of technology. The global team's objectives are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall team while enhancing the value and accessibility of the data created by the accounting processes which will enable the commercial teams to drive toward greater revenue growth and margin improvements.

The role will involve being part of Project Makeover and to help transform Statutory & Tax department for German, Austrian and Swiss territories into a viable and sustainable working function.

Project timeline: October 1, 2023, through March 31, 2026

Core activities: VAT Compliance; CIT; WHT; External Reporting to government institutions: National Statistics, ESG; Internal Reporting: Supplemental Tax Pack, JTH, Transfer Pricing.

General and Project Makeover
• Perform recurring compliance activities such as VAT, CIT, WTH, External and Internal reporting and ensure they remain up to date and compliant.
• Provide subject matter expertise to projects and specialized tasks.
• Be part of/manage internal GSA (Germany, Swiss and Austria) projects & initiatives (German Czech Registration Correctives Returns 22-23 & Deregistration, Removal of Deloitte from the VAT return preparation process and bring in-house, utilizing Stat & Tax Centre of Excellence to support VAT compliance preparation) and be part of external projects such as: Indirect tax digitization required by the German tax authority (E- invoicing).
• Manage and resolve ad-hoc financial and tax queries.
• Support development of a roadmap to rationalize current compliance activities landscape.
• Help to identify and implement opportunities to eliminate low value work and standardize processes which will reduce complexity and enable greater benefits to be derived from technology.
• Manage relationship with 3rd parties including Deloitte, PwC and Thomson Reuters.

Global Stat & Tax GFO responsibilities
• Help to develop and implement the team's vision and values, aligned to Sony Pictures Entertainment objectives and goals
• Create an environment which embraces change and thrives in dynamic situations which can often have both unclear and uncertain outcomes.
• Liaise between the Home Office, other regional Hubs, 3rd parties (including but not limited to Deloitte & PwC), and Capgemini to ensure that Sony Pictures Entertainment is achieving the highest overall results possible.

Education, Years of Experience, Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required:

Knowledge & Experience
• Experience of working in a shared services environment, across a Global business within a multi-cultural corporate working environment
• Appreciation of local regulatory requirements knowledge (GAAP, IFRS, statutory accounting)
• Appreciation of basic taxes (VAT, CIT, WHT) knowledge but not a key requirement
• Excellent relationship management skills – ability to work closely with a variety of constituencies including Finance and Accounting executive and technical stakeholders including IT, Legal, Tax and 3rd party professional service firms/outsource providers
• Ability to understand and effectively deal with cultural differences

Ability to:
• Operate in an international dynamic, uncertain environment
• Operate to external and internal deadlines
• Have good organizational skills, mindful to see both details and end-to-end process
• Be flexible with duties, scope and hours of work and business travel requirements
• Be a change agent
• Be a self-starter and work using own initiative
• Effectively communicate in business English (oral and written skills) across finance and operational organization at all levels

If you require any reasonable adjustments with any part of the recruitment process, including the application or interview process, please contact us at Please put Reasonable Adjustment Request in the subject line of the email.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxe3e4-3-230-143-213-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.