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Senior Analyst, Income Tax

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 773783BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Feb. 10, 2021

Job Summary:

Can you imagine a career in Tax that includes one day working with the inner workings of Pixar, National Geographic, Disney theme parks, the Imagineers, and corporate Walt Disney? Your career can start here at Disney Tax! Disney Tax is a fast-paced, dynamic environment made up of multiple subgroups that collectively manage the tax needs of The Walt Disney Company and its Subsidiaries. This opportunity is truly once in a lifetime.

The Tax Compliance Group is responsible for the preparation and filing of all income tax returns. This generally encompasses 1 federal consolidated return which includes all >1000 domestic subsidiaries and information returns for all foreign subsidiaries. The group also files many state income tax returns. The group assists other groups within the tax department (e.g. tax planning, tax provision, audit controversy) with the tasks that reside in those groups and in implementing department objectives.

The overall purpose of this position is to prepare and supervise the preparation of the federal and state tax returns related to specific business units. There will be additional projects related to tax planning and tax provision.


Every Day as a member of the Disney Tax team is transformative. You will be responsible for:
  • Data collection and analysis (including SAP, Tax Driver, Tax Packages, Direct Inquiry)
  • Preparation of tax return permanent and temporary adjustments specific to business segment (Family Cable/ESPN)
  • Analysis of changes to federal and state tax laws
  • Prepare federal and multi-state income tax returns
  • Prepare/assist preparation of global tax adjustment calculations (e.g. Film Amortization, Sports Rights Amortization, Partnership, etc.)
  • Project taxable income amounts for estimated tax purposes, provision and extensions
  • Stock Basis calculations
  • Develop and implement process improvements
  • Prepare responses to notices from states
  • Reconciliations of deferred tax assets and liability balances
  • Assisting with federal and state income tax audits
  • Special projects (FIN48 analysis, tax planning, and department wide initiatives)

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years in a large corporation or similar experience in a large accounting firm. Experience should be focused on federal and state income tax.
  • Experience with direct reports is a plus
  • Income tax preparation software (such as OneSource RS or CorpTax), RIA (or similar tax research software)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Strong desire to broaden and build skills
  • Broad understanding of state tax compliance issues such as nexus determinations and apportionment methodologies
  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to collaboration and problem solving
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to independently identify and resolve issues
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to frame communications appropriate to audience
  • Strong information technology skills: Microsoft Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, and the capability to handle multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude; ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Understands cross functional impact and ability to build consensus with internal and external business partners

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, strongly preferred

Required Education

Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Economics of equivalent

Preferred Education

Advanced degree - Master’s degree in Tax, Accounting, or Finance, JD, LLM in Tax

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Financial Services, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Financial Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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