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Manager - Transfer Pricing

Company: Activision
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title:Manager - Transfer Pricing
Requisition ID:R001407
Job Description:Job Title: Manager - Transfer Pricing

Reporting To: Director - Transfer Pricing
Department: Global Tax
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at .

Your Mission
As a Manager - Transfer Pricing, you will join a strong corporate tax group that is an integral part of the finance team at Activision Blizzard. The position will be key in helping the team with day-to-day transfer pricing functions and will interact with all tax functions, including international tax, tax operations, worldwide income tax provision, and tax controversy. Performance of the role includes functions such as preparing and reviewing transfer pricing documentation reports; supporting and negotiating advance pricing agreements; providing advice in connection with transfer pricing audits; drafting and reviewing intercompany agreements; and providing advice and analysis with respect to Activision Blizzard's transfer-pricing related tax reserves.

This position will require frequent interactions with key finance, accounting and other business partners across Activision Blizzard. This role is ideal for a self-motivated, results-oriented team player with strong organization and project management skills. This position reports to the Head of Transfer Pricing, based in Santa Monica.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee execution of global transfer pricing policies
  • Manage global transfer pricing documentation
  • Work closely with the international tax group to manage and address relevant transfer pricing matters related to business changes, law changes and/or audits
  • Work closely with other functional groups (such as Operations, Legal, Treasury, Accounting, and others) to keep abreast of new business activities and address resulting opportunities, risks and tax consequences
  • Draft memoranda documenting positions taken and related analyses
  • Manage outside tax advisors and counsel to deliver timely deliverables and advice
  • Stay informed of major transfer pricing developments (BEPS, court cases, etc...)
  • Assist with tax audits with various taxing authorities
  • Address transfer pricing implications of acquisitions, dispositions, or business changes
  • Provide tax planning support and advice to the business units
  • Maintain visibility of the tax department within the organization
  • Work on special projects and tax initiatives

    Player Profile

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in economics, business, finance or accounting required
    • At least 6 years of relevant work experience, including at least 4 years of transfer pricing experience with a "Big 4" public accounting firm and/or a major corporation desired
    • Expert knowledge of U.S. and OECD transfer pricing laws, regulations, rulings, procedures, major court decisions, etc. required
    • Specialized knowledge of US/International tax principles
    • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
    • Able to manage multiple competing priorities and accelerated deadlines in a fast-paced, informal work environment
    • Excellent organization and execution skills with strong attention to detail
    • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Able to work independently
      Extra Points:
      • Master's degree in economics, JD, and/or CPA preferred
        Our World

        Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty , World of Warcraft , Overwatch , Diablo , Candy Crush and Bubble Witch . Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

        Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!

        The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

        Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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