Director of International Tax – Global Media and Entertainment Company

Director of International Tax –    Global Media and Entertainment Company–250-300k plus bonus

The International Tax Director contributes to the Company’s success by managing critical work streams necessary for the effective operation of the global tax function including planning, compliance, and tax accounting in accordance with US GAAP.

Develop strong working relationships with business, finance, and tax leaders across the global organization to collaborate on significant tax matters affecting the Company’s operations outside the U.S.

Perform critical research and analysis related to global tax planning initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, transfer pricing, and tax credit opportunities

Analyze US and non-US tax impacts of international transactions to determine impact on the Company’s global taxes

Proactively work with businesses to structure their operations to promote tax efficiency and mitigate tax risk

Strong expertise in US international tax particularly with hybrid entities, check-the-box planning, US tax attributes of foreign subsidiaries, foreign inclusions under Subpart F, and foreign tax credit utilization

Maintain all calculations, documentation, and support related to US international tax attributes of foreign subsidiaries; responsible for the analyses of non-US transactions and related impacts on US taxes, including the determination of US foreign inclusions under Subpart F, foreign dividends, and foreign tax credits

Work closely with corporate treasury to efficiently manage deployment of overseas cash and repatriation strategies

Actively engage in quarterly financial reporting processes; prepare analyses of US foreign inclusion items and provide assistance and review of income tax provisions related to significant international subsidiaries in accordance with US GAAP

Responsible for managing the accurate and timely preparation of all US tax filings related to the Company’s international operations

Work collaboratively with outside advisers on significant tax projects

Provide technical support related to tax audits and perform critical analysis to build audit defense strategies

Develop and provide direction on global tax policies and processes to help foster a strong control and governance environment within the tax function

Desired Skills and Experience

10+ years of progressive tax experience with emphasis on US Federal and non-US taxes

Experience with a Big 4 accounting firm or large multi-national organization or a combination of both

CPA certificate required

Masters Degree in Taxation or JD/LLM in Tax is desirable

Extensive international tax expertise

A demonstrated ability to self-direct and effectively organize and prioritize under tight deadlines

Ability to think critically to resolve complex issues and challenges

Excellent project management and presentation skills required

Excellent research, analytical, organizational and written/verbal communication skills

Great interpersonal skills; ability to establish and build partnerships with different departments, business partners and management

Team player that cultivates collaboration and leadership throughout the global tax organization

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

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VP of International TAX- Global Media and Entertainment Company

VP of International TAX–  Global Media and Entertainment Company– NYC  350-400k –

The Vice President, International Tax contributes to the Company’s success by providing strategic direction and tactical support on tax matters globally.

Develop strong working relationships with business, finance, and tax leaders across the global organization to collaborate on significant tax matters affecting the Company’s operations outside the U.S.

Lead strategic tax planning related to the Company’s global operations and tax structure including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financing, transfer pricing, and tax credit opportunities

Proactively work with businesses to structure their operations to promote tax efficiency and mitigate tax risk

Oversee international tax operations in areas of compliance, cash management, tax provisioning, and audits

Strong expertise in US international tax particularly with hybrid entities, check-the-box planning, US tax attributes of foreign subsidiaries, foreign inclusions under Subpart F, and foreign tax credit utilization

Actively engage in quarterly financial reporting processes and advise on the impact of international transactions on the global tax provision

Monitor significant tax legislation and developments globally and advise of the impact on the Company’s taxes

Review US tax filings for completeness and technical accuracy including proper elections and disclosures

Review legal agreements, step plans, and documentation to ensure tax requirements are met

Review and document uncertain tax positions affecting the US and non-US tax provisions

Provide strategic support and assist with the development and review of relevant tax audit information requests

Work closely with and manage US and non-US tax advisers on significant tax projects

Develop and provide direction on global tax policies and processes to help foster a strong control and governance environment within the tax function

Desired Skills and Experience

15+ years of progressive tax experience with emphasis on U.S. Federal and non-U.S. taxes.

Experience with a Big 4 accounting firm, large multi-national organization, or law firm(or combination thereof

CPA certificate required

Masters Degree in Taxation or JD/LLM in Tax is highly desirable

Extensive international tax expertise is essential

Strong communications skills and ability to explain complex technical concepts in a simple and succinct way to non-tax internal constituents is essential

Ability to think critically to resolve complex issues and challenges

Transparency; the ability to communicate up and down the organization, respecting differing views and reducing potential surprises

Ability to build relationships and work effectively with internal clients and external advisors

Well-developed organizational, time management, planning and prioritization skills

Team player that cultivates collaboration and leadership throughout the global tax organization

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212. 685. 4884

Audit Senior

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Senior Manager of Internal Audit

 Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. SOX 404 Testing

 Assist in the completion of Sarbanes‐Oxley independent testing of financial

controls

 Coordinate, participate and document walkthroughs of major Company

processes

 Coordinate, plan and complete testing of internal controls

 Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Process Owners

 Identify all significant control weaknesses.

 Draft and present findings and recommendations to Internal Audit

management and audit clients.

 Make suggestions for improvements to internal controls and control

environment.

  1. Business Process Review / IT Auditing

 Quickly learn new business processes, company operations and activities and

determine areas of greatest risk.

 Acquire an understanding of corporate policies and procedures and the

functional business disciplines being reviewed to ensure that audit

procedures are appropriate, timely, and effective.

 Be knowledgeable of and able to articulate internal audit department

polices.

 Responsible for determining scope and areas to be reviewed based on risk

analysis

 Conduct research and client interviews consistent with the defined Internal

Audit process.

 Develop in‐depth understanding of risks and controls related to assigned

audit areas

 Evaluate the system of financial and operational controls to achieve company

objectives.

 Perform reviews utilizing established guidelines to analyze the adequacy of

internal controls and compliance with corporate procedures.

 Perform audit test procedures and identify and communicate issues on a

timely basis.

 Prepare detailed audit documentation and working papers for assigned areas

in accordance with internal audit policies, standards and guidelines

 Prepare detailed written observation memos and audit reports that include

value‐add audit recommendations

 Develop positive working relationships and alignment with audit clients

during the planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit

 Share knowledge and seek assistance appropriately.

 Prepare and communicate status of audit work to the Senior Manager of

Internal Audit relative to milestones, open issues, and interactions with the

internal clients.

Experience / Knowledge

 Bachelors degree

 Professional designation completed or in progress (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP,

PMP)

 Strong knowledge of US GAAP

 Strong knowledge of audit methodology and techniques

 Prior External and / or Internal Audit experience (financial, operational,

compliance, IT audits)

 Prior Enterprise Risk Management knowledge and experience

 Ability to travel domestically (~15‐20%)

 Strong English language – verbal and written communication skills

 Proficiency in Spanish language – verbal and written communication skills a

plus, but not required

 Ability to work with initiative, minimal supervision and meet prescribed

deadlines

 Strong interpersonal skills

 Exposure to major ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle a plus

 Media experience a plus

Skills & Capabilities

 Be a highly effective communicator with the ability to interact with Internal

Audit stakeholders at all levels.

 Develop their internal and external networks and be highly effective at

creating lasting relationships with their team members, peers and business

stakeholders.

 Demonstrate strong business acumen by being attuned to Univision’s

strategy, business environment and emerging trends and issues.

 Be able to effectively leverage technology to improve operational

effectiveness and efficiency.

 Be a leader who will have the ability to build consensus and articulate a

persuasive point of view.

 Be nimble and agile, with the ability to audit strategic initiatives and change

programs.

 Be risk aware and have an intimate understanding of risk management

practices within the organization, our industry and profession.

 Be client service delivery focused and an innovative, critical thinker with the

ability to provide pragmatic solutions to complex business problems.

 Be technically proficient and committed to continuous learning and

professional development.

 Be fraud aware, with the ability to build effective fraud detection procedures

into audit projects and to collaborate with key stakeholders to develop

comprehensive anti fraud programs for the organization.

 Be innately curious with the drive and work ethic to probe and “to ask the

next question” (professional skepticism)

 

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

IT Audit Manager

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. SOX 404 Testing (IT)
  • Provide oversight of the Sarbanes-Oxley Program (IT)
  • Assist in the completion of Sarbanes-Oxley independent testing of financial controls
  • Coordinate, participate and document walkthroughs of major Company IT processes
  • Coordinate, plan and complete testing of internal controls
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Process Owners
  • Identify all significant control weaknesses.
  • Draft and present findings and recommendations to Internal Audit management and audit clients.
  • Make suggestions for improvements to internal controls and control environment.

 

  1. IT Auditing
  • Provide management oversight of scheduled audits, IT pre-implementations and/or special projects
  • Quickly learn new business processes, company operations and activities and determine areas of greatest risk.
  • Acquire an understanding of corporate policies and procedures and the functional business disciplines being reviewed to ensure that audit procedures are appropriate, timely, and effective.
  • Responsible for determining scope and areas to be reviewed based on risk analysis.
  • Develop in-depth understanding of risks and controls related to assigned audit areas.
  • Perform reviews utilizing established guidelines to analyze the adequacy of internal controls and compliance with corporate procedures.
  • Perform audit test procedures and identify and communicate issues on a timely basis.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed audit documentation and working papers for assigned areas in accordance with internal audit policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed written observation memos and audit reports that include value-add audit recommendations
  • Develop positive working relationships and alignment with audit clients during the planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit
  • Share knowledge and seek assistance appropriately.
  • Prepare and communicate status of audit work with Vice President and engagement team members relative to milestones, open issues, and interactions with the internal clients.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Bachelors degree
  • Professional designation completed or in progress (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, PMP)
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of audit methodology and techniques
  • Knowledge of Oracle Financials a plus
  • Prior External and / or Internal Audit experience
  • Ability to travel domestically (~20%)
  • Strong English language – verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish language a plus – verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with initiative, minimal supervision and meet prescribed deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Media experience a plus

Skills & Capabilities

  • Be a highly effective communicator with the ability to interact with Internal Audit stakeholders at all levels.
  • Develop their internal and external networks and be highly effective at creating lasting relationships with their team members, peers and business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen by being attuned to Univision’s strategy, business environment and emerging trends and issues.
  • Be able to effectively leverage technology to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Be a leader who will have the ability to build consensus and articulate a persuasive point of view.
  • Be nimble and agile, with the ability to audit strategic initiatives and change programs.
  • Be risk aware and have an intimate understanding of risk management practices within the organization, our industry and profession.
  • Be client service delivery focused and an innovative, critical thinker with the ability to provide pragmatic solutions to complex business problems.
  • Be technically proficient and committed to continuous learning and professional development.
  • Be fraud aware, with the ability to build effective fraud detection procedures into audit projects and to collaborate with key stakeholders to develop comprehensive anti fraud programs for the organization.
  • Be innately curious with the drive and work ethic to probe and “to ask the next question” (professional skepticism)

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Risk and Control Advisor – Jersey City, NJ ( Salary to $125K)

Department Function:

Internal Audit’s mission is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services to assist the enterprise in maintaining an effective system of internal controls.

Internal Audit supports the Boards of Directors in their oversight of the governance, risk and control framework, and will achieve and maintain the highest level of professional standards, while furthering the development of our employees.

Specifically, the Corporate Functions Audit team is responsible for providing assurance and advisory services to the Company’s corporate support functions, including: Finance, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, and Corporate Services.

Position Summary: 

The Risk & Control Advisor (RCA) is predominantly focused on audit projects, participating in planning, driving fieldwork, and assisting with report clearance. The RCA’s primary measure of success is identifying meaningful potential issues about the design and effectiveness of controls, and creating reliable documentation to support his or her work. The RCA must manage a number of auditee relationships, be a good team player, and take accountability for his or her personal growth and professional development.

Principal Responsibilities:

Strategic Control Impact

  • Identify meaningful issues from audit fieldwork
  • Work closely with auditees to achieve timely progress on agreed action plans
  • Build advisory relationships with middle managers outside the context of IAD’s routine audits
  • Support risk management priorities:

o Take ownership for identifying risk, such as credit, market, liquidity, quantitative, operational and technology, within his or her assigned area of responsibility

o Adhere to departmental risk policies, procedures and best practices

o Identify opportunities for improving existing processes or creating new ones that more effectively anticipate, manage and reduce risk

o Maintain awareness of regulatory issues and comply with regulatory requirements

o Comply with corporate initiatives, such as the New Initiatives Process (NIC), Management Self Identification of Audit Issues, Management Control Awareness & Responsiveness (MCAR), Operational Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA), etc.

o Demonstrate the behaviors of and build competency with creating a risk management mindset

Audit Execution

  • Consistently demonstrate an ability to complete risk-focused fieldwork on time and on budget, notifying the audit manager promptly of any possible impediments to success or when budgets might be exceeded
  • Fully resolve review notes and apply learning from those review notes to future projects
  • Lead projects from time to time as experience grows

Quality Process

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of IAD’s policies and procedures—particularly work paper documentation standards
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives

Individual & Team Development

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, helping peers wherever possible
  • Identify and seize opportunities to grow skills, talents, and knowledge about audit planning, reporting, and the products and functions he or she audits

Experience:

Previous internal or external audit experience is helpful, but not required. Previous job experience for RCAs can and should vary greatly to meet the department’s goal of having a team with diverse perspectives and work experiences.

The incumbent for this particular RCA position would benefit from having a background in financial services industry and market, credit, quantitative, liquidity and operational risk disciplines.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Our Leadership Model sets out the core behaviors required of all employees. Each SRCA position is unique and may require the incumbent to have or build specific knowledge of the businesses, products, functions, and processes within his or her coverage responsibilities.

More broadly, successful auditors typically demonstrate the following skills and behaviors:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and in teams
  • A high degree of responsibility in balancing multiple commitments and meeting deadlines and commitments to stakeholders

Education, Training and Certification:

Bachelor’s degree or higher is required.

Certified Public Accountant is a plus

Supervision Exercised: 

The SRCA may supervise other team members on specific projects, and could have managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Contact  Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Corporate Accounting Manager (Stamford, CT)

Duties, Responsibilities And Expected Contributions

• Manage an efficient and timely periodic close process for the Corporate entity.

• Provide monthly and ad-hoc variance analyses for Finance and other department teams

• Interface with department heads on a regular basis to ensure accuracy, quality and completeness of financial information, identify potential areas of cost savings, and anticipate future initiatives which may require additional accounting research.

• Prepare quarterly and annual external reporting packages for the Corporate entity. Work with outside auditors during the annual audit.

• Manage the annual budget process for the Corporate entity, working closely with Financial Planning and Analysis team. Assist and guide departments in the budget preparation process.

• Ensure accuracy and compliance with current GAAP of all Corporate entity accounts, including equity, stock-based compensation, investments in affiliates and subsidiaries, corporate debt.

• Develop, implement and document policies, procedures and best practices over accounting and financial reporting for the Corporate entity.

• Coordinate with other Controllers to reconcile inter-company accounts and inter-company transactions involving the corporate entity.

• Conduct technical accounting research and develop conclusions related to corporate initiatives.

• Develop projections for the Corporate Entity on an ad-hoc basis

• Collaborate with Brokerage Accounting Manager and work closely with the Tax department to prepare the annual tax package as it relates to the Corporate entity.

• Develop and post into the general ledger the monthly corporate and allocations.

• Maintain the fixed asset ledger of the Corporate entity including tracking additions and disposals of all Corporate owned assets.  Record the periodic depreciation and amortization of all these assets.

• Handle and manage the accounting process for M & A transactions, if any.

• Maintain excellent working relationships with departments and other finance functions, educate departments in Finance processes and procedures, drive transparency and usefulness of financial information provided to leadership.

• Stay current in US GAAP and advise management on applicable upcoming changes.

• Work with finance leaders on special projects.

A) Experience And Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required.

• CPA / MBA in Finance or Accounting strongly preferred.

• Minimum 5 years, 7+ years of experience preferred

• Public accounting experience  preferred (2 years+)Finance/accounting department with exposure to budgeting and financial reporting (5+ years) required

B) Functional Knowledge and Business Expertise Required

• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superb ability to understand and explain complex concepts.

• Excellent GAAP and financial reporting technical skills

• Familiarity with accounting for stock-based compensation, internally-developed software, debt and equity

• Experience with budgeting and forecasting.

• Strong Excel skills

• Experience with general ledger and financial reporting tools (e.g., Hyperion, JD Edwards, FAS and spreadsheet server).

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior Accountant ($65-80K + Bonus)

Ref. #: ACC102.6

Job Title:  Senior Accountant 
Salary Range
: $65-80K + Bonus 
Job Category
:  ACC financial services
Company
:  One of the world’s leading financial management and advisory companies
Location: 
NYC
Career Level
:  Staff-Senior
Experience: 2+ years Experience

Requirements:

  • Qualified candidate should have a BBA in Accounting or Finance.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.

Description: Person would be responsible for the financial reporting of the core Leadership and Talent Management organization.  Coordination and preparation of monthly business results analysis such as actual results versus budget, forecast and run rate.  Preparing and managing the budget and forecast processes for clients.   Manage client relationships across Core LTM departments. Assist in realization of savings opportunities, through six sigma and other analysis.  Perform periodic analysis / rationalization of economic mapping methodologies for LTM.  Develop monthly accruals ensuring that they are adequate and accurate.  Participate in LTM reengineering projects as appropriate.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Tax Manager Financial Services ($120-150K+ Bonus)

Job Title: Tax Manager Financial Services
Salary Range: $120-150K+ Bonus
Job Category: 
PAT
Company
: Regional CPA Firm
Location:
 New Jersey/New York
Career Level: Tax Manager Financial Services
Requirements: CPA- 6-10 Yrs public and or private experience
Description: 
We have an immediate need for a Tax Manager to participate in the growth of our Tax Services Group in New York. Our Tax Managers use their expertise in accounting and taxation to provide consulting services to corporate and business entities. Candidates must be familiar with the tax consulting process and the professionalism necessary for the effective diagnosis, development and implementation of solutions to clients’ tax
needs. You’ll have the opportunity to develop and pursue creative approaches to resolve client issues. Successful candidates will be responsible for:

•Providing day-to-day management of accounts through delivering all tax
consulting services to the client and bringing in specialists when
necessary. 
•Overseeing complex tax research projects for clients in diverse
industries; 
•Participating in engagements requiring tax analysis for a variety of
entities and their affiliates; 
•Researching and analyzing a wide range of tax issues such as tax
implications of business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and
accounting for income taxes.
•Responsible for tax-planning services for corporate and business entities.
•Supervising assignments by the professional accountants serving as Tax
Consultants and Seniors.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Tax Associate ($75-90K + Bonus)

Ref. #: CPAT075.1
Job Title: 
Tax Associate
Salary Range: $75-90K+ Bonus
Job Category: 
CPAT
Company
: Regional CPA Firm
Location:
 New Jersey/New York
Career Level: CPA
Description:  Tax Associate
Requirements:

  • 2-4 years experience with a public accounting/professional services firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA certification
  • Combination of tax (corporate, partnership, and individual) and accounting (compilation and review) experience
  • Basic knowledge of qualified retirement plans, payroll, sales and use tax

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Audit Manager Financial Services ($120-150K+ Bonus)

Ref. #CPAA115.1
Job Title: Audit Manager Financial Services
Salary Range: $120-150K+ Bonus
Job Category:PAA
Company: Regional CPA Firm
Location: New Jersey/New York
Career Level: Manager
Requirements: CPA- 6-9 Yrs Public and or Private experience

Description: The Audit manager is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing audits; developing and managing staff; and reviewing financial statements and related technical accounting issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
  • Manage, direct, and monitor client services teams on multiple engagements; plan, execute, direct, and complete external audits in a wide variety of industries; and manage to budget.
  • Understand and manage firm risk on audits and proposals.
  • Develop a project vision and set challenging personal and client service team goals.
  • Manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.
  • Perform quality audit reviews on financial statements and tax-related issues.
  • Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, make sure deadlines are met, and lead change efforts effectively.
  • Consult, work with, and service client base to make recommendations on business and process improvement and serve as a business advisor to client.
  • Work closely with partners, managers, and staff to integrate practice development skills into a team approach to client service and new business development.
  • Team with partners and senior managers on proposals and business development calls.
  • Recruit and retain senior associates and associates.
  • Coach senior associates and associates in developing and achieving goals and objectives for performance and professional development.
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA..
  • Five to seven years of progressive audit experience in public accounting or equivalent with experience in a medium- to large-sized public accounting firm.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards.
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
  • Strong leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Computer expertise including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technology.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884