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Senior Analyst, Indirect Tax Compliance & Reporting

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery

IT, Legal
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

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:

This position is located at Warner Bros. Discovery’s (WBD) Global Center of Excellence (COE) for Indirect Taxes with the physical location in Hyderabad/Bangalore/Gurgaon, India. The person will support the global indirect tax (VAT/GST/Sales tax) reporting. This role has a compliance focus but also has a strategic element which requires an individual with excellent communication, client management and partnering skills across different business functions. Also essential are flexibility and agility to adapt to a continually evolving business, common sense and the ability to work autonomously.

Our Team

Warner Bros Discovery’s Tax team is located in the US, UK, Poland, Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, India, Singapore. This role will be located in Warsaw, Poland which is also the base for WBD’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 who is located in Poland or India.

Position Description:

This role will be part of the COE of indirect tax compliance specialists. This offers the suitable candidate the opportunity to work within a multinational environment across several regional territories e.g. APAC, EMEA, North America and/or LATAM. In particular, the role will involve the following responsibilities:

  • Collating and downloading ERP data to prepare and support outsourced processes for the preparation of indirect tax returns.
  • Performing quality controls, approving, and paying indirect tax returns drafted by WBD’s Tax Co-Sourcing partner.
  • Ensuring that internal and statutory timelines for indirect tax filing and payments are adhered to.
  • Highlighting any potential indirect tax risks and/or opportunities identified through the indirect tax compliance process and performing defined actions to manage these opportunities and risks.
  • Reconciling and clearing indirect tax general ledgers and ensuring integrity and accuracy of those accounts for management/tax authorities.
  • Providing support in relation to queries/audits raised by tax authorities in the relevant territories.
  • Identifying opportunities to process improvements.
  • Streamlining and updating policies, operating procedures and documentation as process changes occur.
  • Providing review support to territories in which the indirect tax return process is managed locally.
  • Supporting on functional requirements for ERP and boundary systems
  • Assisting in implementation of e-invoicing and digital reporting initiatives
  • Providing and maintaining indirect tax guidelines and training for internal stakeholders

Requirements:

  • Higher education (university degree) in finance, tax, accounting, economy or related.
  • 3+ years of experience within Indirect tax compliance across different tax jurisdictions.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills (European languages will be a plus) with the ability to present subject matters clearly and succinctly.
  • IT literate including knowledge of SAP or similar systems.
  • Shared Services Center/Center of Excellence experience is an additional asset.
  • Ability to clearly communicate issues and solutions to multiple stakeholders.
  • Level of supervision required: works independently as an expert.
  • Hands-on, pro-active and taking initiative.
  • Problem solving: Uses own judgement based on existing procedures & policies to decide on appropriate action

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.