Analyst, State Income Tax Job at The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Celebration, FL

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  • The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
  • Celebration, FL

Job Description

Job Summary:

About the Role & Team:

Can you imagine a career in Tax that includes one day working with the inner workings of Pixar, National Geographic, Disney theme parks, the Imagineers, and corporate Walt Disney? Your career can start here at Disney Tax! Disney Tax is a fast-paced, dynamic environment made up of multiple subgroups that collectively manage the tax needs of The Walt Disney Company and its Subsidiaries. This opportunity is truly once in a lifetime.

The Tax Compliance Group is responsible for the preparation and filing of all income tax returns. This generally encompasses 1 federal consolidated return which includes all >1000 domestic subsidiaries and information returns for all foreign subsidiaries. The group also files many state income tax returns. The group assists other groups within the tax department (e.g. tax planning, tax provision, audit controversy) with the tasks that reside in those groups and in implementing department objectives.

What You Will Do:

This role is part of State Income Tax within The Disney Tax Operations - Income Tax Group and reports to the Manager, State Income Tax.  The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Data collection and analysis (including SAP, SSRS, Tax Packages, Direct Inquiry)

  • Preparation of estimates, extensions, returns and factorbooks for all entities

  • Analysis of changes to federal and state tax laws

  • Assistance with research relating to 80/20 calculations

  • Develop and implement process improvements

  • Prepare responses to notices and Information Document Requests from states

  • Collaboration with the State Income tax provision team relating to state attributes

  • Preparation of state modeling

  • Special projects (tax planning and department wide initiatives)

Required Qualifications & Skills:

To qualify for this role candidates should have:

  • At least 2 years of experience in federal and state income tax

  • Strong desire to broaden and build skills

  • Innovative orientation with a proactive approach to collaboration and problem solving

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to independently identify and resolve issues

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to frame communications appropriate to audience

  • Strong information technology skills: Microsoft Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, and the capability to handle multiple projects and stakeholders

  • Demonstrate professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude; ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Understands cross functional impact and ability to build consensus with internal and external business partners

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in large corporation or similar experience in a large accounting firm with focus on federal and state income tax

  • Experience with SAP, Workday, MicroStrategy, OneSource RS (tax preparation software), OneSource State Apportionment and/or RIA (or similar research software)

  • Knowledge of Alteryx preferred

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Tax, Accounting or Finance

Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

At The Walt Disney Company, everyone belongs! We want our employees to be themselves as this diversity promotes creativity, innovation, and overall helps us better serve our Disney guests and employees. Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture is unwavering, and we take great pride in the culture we’ve created. We invite you to belong!  Apply today.

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