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Vice President of Tax

Company: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

WWE is seeking a Vice President of Tax with the experience and vision to build and lead a strong in-house tax team. We are looking for a leader who can successfully own WWE's tax strategy, planning and compliance, transitioning the function in house from a fully outsourced model. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and organized, with good business judgment and strong communication & leadership skills. The Vice President of Tax reports to the SVP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer.
Vice President of Tax Responsibilities:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Drive and implement best practices in the global tax function to support WWE's continued growth and expansion
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Build an in-house corporate tax team and lead an organized transition from the current outsourced model.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Develop and retain the in-house team to develop strong processes and controls.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Continue to develop and implement the organization's tax strategy and policy, and to direct the overall planning and compliance function for federal, state, local, and international tax laws.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oversee the quarterly and year-end tax provision and related tax accounts.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Provide due diligence and structural advice on a variety of transactions.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ensure compliance with federal, state, local and SEC requirements by studying regulations; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions and communicating with outside advisors to ensure timely tax and SEC reporting requirements.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oversee transfer pricing studies for cross-border transactions.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oversee cash tax forecasts for corporate budgeting and forecasting.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oversee the federal/state/international income/franchise and non-income tax audits.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Manage and conduct tax research from sources such as the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations, reputable tax research organizations and/or external counsel.
Requirements For Role:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Minimum 15+ years of U.S. federal, state and international corporate tax experience, either in-house with publicly traded U.S. multinational corporation(s) or in public accounting, preferably Big Four, or a combination.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Thorough knowledge of regulatory reporting requirements and the ability to manage multiple large, time sensitive projects.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Strong knowledge of current tax rules, U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Broad understanding of U.S. corporate tax law with ability to develop tax strategy globally.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Demonstrated ability to handle a broad range of tax matters arising in diverse jurisdictions.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills including confidence in making presentations to senior management, executive leadership, and audit committee.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Strong tax controversy experience is important in this role.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Demonstrated ability to meet stringent deadlines and work under stressful situations.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bachelor's degree in tax or equivalent; CPA, Masters in tax or J.D. in tax desired.
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WWE is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. WWE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. WWE also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. For information about Privacy and Information Security for WWE employment candidates, please review our Candidate Privacy Policy. For information regarding Terms and Conditions for this and other WWE websites, please review our Terms and Conditions of Use.

Keywords: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., Stamford , Vice President of Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Stamford, Connecticut

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