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Senior Manager, Global Indirect Tax Compliance & Reporting

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery

Legal
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

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From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

General Summary

Warner Bros Discovery is recruiting a Senior Manager for a full-time position to manage global indirect tax (VAT/GST/Sales tax) compliance. The right candidate will have experience in global compliance and reporting of indirect tax processes, working with SAP, implementing processes and controls, and strong management and organizational skills.

One of the most important responsibilities is managing and developing a Centre of Excellence (COE) of indirect tax compliance specialists and to partner on the preparation of returns with a Co-Sourcing partner.

Our Team

Warner Bros Discovery’s Tax team is located in the US, UK, Poland, Netherlands, Singapore and India. This role will be located in Hyderabad, India which is also the base for Warner Bros Discovery’s Regional Capability Center. The role will be within the wider Tax team and will report into the Global Indirect Tax compliance and reporting lead based in Poland.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has become available in the Center of Excellence (COE) for Indirect tax compliance and reporting. The role offers the suitable candidate the opportunity to manage and develop a COE within a multinational environment across several regional territories i.e. APAC, EMEA and LATAM, working together with our Co-Sourcing partner. In particular, the role will involve the following responsibilities:

  • Managing the COE and Co-Sourcing relationship on a daily basis
  • Leading on transitions of reporting processes to a centralized model
  • Managing and supervising reporting for assigned territories:
    • Performing quality controls, and approving timely VAT payments
    • Ensuring internal and statutory deadlines are met
    • Identifying, mitigating, and resolving any opportunities, risks and errors
    • Maintaining the integrity and accuracy of VAT reporting data
    • Working closely with advisors on the end-to-end reporting process
  • Optimizing VAT/GST working capital [e.g., refunds, bad debts etc.]
  • Supporting and managing indirect tax external audits and controversies
  • Developing guidelines and training programs for the business
  • Supporting restructuring projects from a compliance perspective
  • Supporting on functional requirements for ERP and boundary systems
  • Assisting in implementation of e-invoicing and digital reporting initiatives
  • Driving improvements and efficiencies in processes and reporting

Critical to success:

  • Proven track record of managing indirect tax compliance in multiple territories.
  • A critical thinker who can challenge processes, quickly flag risks, and offer up mitigation strategies
  • Ability to interact with senior internal stakeholders, auditors, and advisors
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail within a rapidly changing environment
  • An independent worker who can lead projects from start to finish whilst sharing knowledge with team members
  • The ability to prioritize competing demands on time.
  • Ability to manage and develop team members

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Accounting and tax qualifications
  • IT literate including knowledge of SAP or similar systems
  • 8-10 years of experience working in indirect tax compliance.
  • Good personal skills with a hands-on team-oriented attitude.
  • Commitment to teamwork through relationship-building, reliability and collaboration.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation supporting cross-functional teams and multiple businesses.
  • Experience of providing indirect analysis and recommendations to Director/VP level.
  • Experience of managing relationships with tax authorities and tax advisors.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • English essential, other language skills extremely useful.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law. If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.