Assistant Director, Tax Planning

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Sony Corporation of America (SCA) is seeking an Assistant Director of Tax Planning to join the Global Tax Office located in Culver City, CA. This is a highly visible position within an exceptionally talented team, reporting to the Vice President of Tax as well as working closely with the Global team with offices in NYC (Headquarters), Tokyo, London and Singapore.
  • Serving as the global tax matters point person for one or more US based operating divisions with foreign affiliates within the SPE group
  • Working closely with legal, finance, business development and operations personnel based in the U.S. and with the controllers of international affiliates. Will need to communicate regularly with the divisional CFO and other high-level executives
  • Working closely with Global Tax Office colleagues in New York, London, Singapore and Tokyo – both tax planning and tax compliance personnel
  • Management of IFRIC 23 Uncertain Tax Positions for divisions(s) of responsibility – analysis, advice and quarterly reporting
  • Advising on proposed acquisitions, dispositions, JVs and internal corporate restructurings worldwide, including: conducting and/or coordinating with advisors tax due diligence; ensuring tax efficient transaction structuring; reviewing and commenting on transaction documents; providing tax input to financial models; working as part of integrated team including legal, business development, finance and operations personnel and ensuring all options, issues and risks from a tax perspective are fully understood; contemporaneously documenting tax consequences of concluded transactions for tax reporting purposes
  • Advising on Film/TV Production tax matters
  • Assisting with transfer pricing management and documentation
  • Reviewing and advising on outbound and inbound license agreements and miscellaneous business/procurement agreements
  • Advising on tax consequences of international assignments
  • Advising on tax withholding and information reporting requirements
  • Working with Government Affairs group in connection with tax legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Coordinating with tax compliance team to ensure the proper reporting of planning transactions that occur throughout the year
  • Managing foreign tax audits, working directly with foreign advisors and controllers; addressing US tax audit issues in conjunction with US tax audit colleagues
  • Special Projects – e.g., OECD Pillars 1 and 2 Implementation issues; Legal Entity Rationalization


  • A minimum of 6 (six) years’ experience in international and federal tax planning.
  • Ability to initiate and complete complex projects with little or no supervision.
  • Able to prioritize, work independently and communicate effectively with various levels of management, the business units and tax colleagues, both domestically and abroad.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with a CPA and an MBT/MPA, or a JD is required. Experience in the entertainment industry is a plus.
  • Some travel is required.
  • Must be eligible to work unrestricted in the USA.

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Job Details

Posted on Jul 11

Culver City, CA, USA

Full time