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Film, TV, & Corporate

VP, Tax Reporting & Compliance

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Film, TV, & Corporate
The VP of Tax Reporting & Compliance is responsible for all US and Canadian tax related filings and compliance for Skydance Media entities. The position will oversee all tax matters for the company, maintaining up-to date tax information and requirements.  This is a hands-on position working closely with Corporate Accounting, Legal, external tax consultants, and the management team, providing tax and compliance support to ensure corporate compliance. #Media

Primary Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyze data to complete supporting tax schedules for the preparation of US federal, state and local returns, including Canada. 
  • Liaise with external tax consultants to provide necessary information for annual and quarterly estimated tax filings for all US and Canadian provinces
  • File and maintain sales & use tax, business license registrations, and payroll tax registration across multiple states in US and Canadian provinces
  • Responsible for tracking and filing state and local taxes, including Statement of Information forms and Annual Statements
  • Coordinate annual state Nexus analysis with external tax consultants
  • Coordinate global tax credits supporting documentation for productions as well as corporate tax credit filings
  • Coordinate with Madrid finance team and tax advisers on any relevant tax issues and proper tax treatment in Spain and US
  • International tax filings, including GST/HST, VAT and Form 6166 Certificates
  • Prepare corporate and individual FBAR filings
  • Prepare responses to notices and audits from federal and state tax authorities, including US and Canada
  • Research technical tax issues and prepare process documentation
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Proven knowledge of US federal and state tax laws, tax accounting principles, and business compliance practices
  • Understanding of GAAP Accounting and Internal Controls
  • Exposure to Canadian tax laws
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop strategy and best practices
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical skills, highly organized, flexible & dependable
  • Strong communication skills, highly process oriented
  • Demonstrates professionalism, discretion, and good judgment in all interactions with co-workers, customers, vendors, and others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Must have discretion with handling confidential or sensitive information
  • Education Requirements

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or similar field. Master’s degree in Tax or CPA, preferred
  • 7+ years relevant tax experience, preferably in the entertainment industry
  • Experience with Intacct by Sage GL or similar systems is a plus
  • Strong Microsoft skills, exceptional with Excel functions
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.  

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