Manager - Income Tax at Altice USA

Posted in Management 16 days ago.

Location: Long Island City, New York

Job Description:

Manager - Income Tax

Job ID: 2021-27559


1 Court Square,

Long Island City, NY

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communication, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge-watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We're building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. We're not the only ones who have seen it; we've been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers as well as by the Human Rights Campaign, Diversity Inc. Magazine, and Cablefax for our diversity & inclusion program.

Job Summary

The Manager of Income Tax is primarily responsible for overseeing the preparation and review of the company's tax provision and tax reporting process, as well as SOX compliance. Additionally, the Manager of Income Tax is responsible for maintaining various models for cash flow; budget and forecasting; overseeing the preparation and filing of AUSA's corporate and partnership income tax filings; modeling, planning, and implementing tax savings strategies; and responding to federal, state, and local tax audits. The position reports to the Senior Director for Income Tax.


Tax Provision

  • Oversee the preparation of AUSA's federal and state tax provision, and all its related US GAAP tax accounting and reporting responsibilities, including its SOX design, compliance, and documentation;

  • Oversee the preparation and review of tax related journal entries and any related tax accounts;

  • Calculation of the blended state tax rate and any related schedules;

  • Analyze and document FIN 48/ASC 740-10 reserves;

  • Work with financial planning team to forecast cash taxes, and to determine the impact of potential, and actual, company initiatives, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions (at the federal, state, and local levels);

  • Identify and mitigate company risks and communicate areas of potential exposure;

  • Day to day interaction, coordination, and planning with both the broader tax group and the business units outside of tax;

  • Identify changes in tax laws and regulations and their application to our company;

  • Research, analyze, write up, and communicate impacts of changes in either accounting methods or other legislative or judicial activity.

Income Tax Filings, Planning, and Controversy

  • Oversee and assist with income tax compliance - organize, plan, coordinate, and ensure preparation and timely filing of company's corporate and partnership income tax returns, extensions, and estimates;

  • Research and keep updated of new and proposed federal, state, and local tax law changes and filing requirements specific to our industry and business.

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and model for company initiatives, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions (at the federal, state, and local levels);

  • Resolve tax technical issues (legal and accounting) and draft relevant memos;

  • Ensure all income tax information is clearly and properly documented in tax workpapers in the event of an income tax audit; and

  • Coordinate projects with outside vendors and internal business units.

  • Coordinate and review various cost saving strategies and analyses with both internal counsel and outside consultants/specialists as needed;

  • Determination of cost/benefit for proposed initiatives;

  • Deep understanding of any company initiatives, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions (at the federal, state, and local levels) on organizational structure;

  • Tracking federal, state, and local tax positions;

  • Manage federal, state, and local income tax audits;

  • Manage and analyze possible (and drafted) amended returns resulting from law changes, federal adjustments, or other company initiatives

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field;

  • J.D. and/or CPA a plus;

  • Masters in Tax, Masters in Accounting, or LL.M. in Taxation preferred;

  • 7+ years professional tax experience, focusing on federal and state income tax provision preparation / review (ASC 740);

  • Additional significant experience with federal consolidated returns, state returns, and partnership returns;

  • Proficiency with tax provision software (OneSource Tax Provision preferred);

  • Audit/Controversy experience preferred;

  • Experience in media/cable/entertainment industry a plus

  • Public Accounting experience preferred;

  • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills;

  • Ability to prioritize and act quickly with demonstrable judgment;

  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities at once and prioritize without jeopardizing deadlines; and

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, demonstrated "speed to market" skills, and nimble to change direction.

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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