Manager, Tax Operations
Company: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 22, 2022
Manager, Tax Operations
Our mission, to connect and engage the world through epic
entertainment has never been more important. Through communities
rooted in our video game franchises we enable hundreds of millions
of people in 190 countries to experience joy, thrill and
achievement. We enable social connections through the lens of fun
and we foster purpose and a sense of accomplishment through healthy
competition. Like sport, but with greater accessibility, our
players can find purpose and meaning through competitive gaming.
Video games, unlike any other social or entertainment media, have
the ability to break down the barriers that can inhibit tolerance
and understanding. As a business we have an extraordinary track
record of delivering stakeholder value for over 30 years. We are a
member of the Fortune 500 and the S&P 500. Our enduring
franchises are some of the world's most popular, including
Activision's Call of Duty - and Crash Bandicoot---, Blizzard
Entertainment's World of Warcraft -, Overwatch -, Hearthstone -,
Diablo -, and StarCraft -, and King's Candy Crush---, Bubble
Witch---, and Farm Heroes---. Our sustained success has enabled the
company - through its support of the Call of Duty Endowment - to
help find employment for over 80,000 veterans. Learn more
information about Activision Blizzard and its world of epic
entertainment on the company's website,
The Manager, Tax Operations will join a strong corporate tax
operations group that is an integral part of the tax team at
Activision Blizzard. The Manager will play a key role in helping
the team with day-to-day tax operations functions such as worldwide
income tax provision, Federal & State income tax compliance, tax
controversy and other projects, as required, to support business
partners and department needs. This position will also interact
with key finance, accounting, and other business partners across
Activision Blizzard. We are seeking a self-motivated quick learner
and results-oriented team player with strong organization and
project management skills. This person will report to the Director,
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours,
so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following
* Key contributions to quarterly and annual income tax accounting
workstreams, including preparation and review of consolidating and
stand-alone tax accrual calculations, tax account rollforwards,
rate reconciliations and analysis of uncertain tax positions.
* Coordinate with Finance to monitor business forecasts and
evaluate related implications to legal entity results to analyze
and maintain effective tax rate and cash taxes forecasts, including
maintaining related sensitity analysis.
* Assess income tax accounting implications of transactions,
restructurings and other changes in business profile.
* Identify, assess and implement process improvements in tax
operations to optimize income tax accounting and compliance
* Assist with the preparation and review of the U.S. Federal and
State income tax and franchise tax compliance.
* Assist with the preparation and review of quarterly Federal and
State estimated tax payments.
* Special projects and tax initiatives.
* Tax research and documentation of tax accounting and other tax
* Coordinating tax matters with external advisors.
* Results-oriented self-starter with strong work ethic.
* Strong organization and execution skills with attention to
* Strong analytical, written and verbal communication, and
* Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and accelerated
deadlines in a fast-paced, informal work environment.
* 5+ years of Corporate Income Tax Experience in Public Accounting
and/or Private Industry with a meaningful income tax accounting
(ASC 740) experience and proven track record in business tax
* Bachelor's and/or Master's degree with a major or emphasis in
* OneSource and Alteryx products experience is a plus.
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
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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