Entertainment One

  • US Tax Manager

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/26/2018 2:38 PM)
    # of Openings
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About Entertainment One

    Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

    Entertainment One’s robust network includes MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.


    The Company's rights library, valued at US$1.7 billion (as at 31 March 2017), is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.Linkedin_1584x396.gif  smallLinkedin_1584x396.gif  small

    Position Summary

    The eOne US group is comprised of Film and TV, and Music business units and encompasses 13 key entities – The Mark Gordon Company, Earl Street, US Reality TV, TV US, Sierra, Renegade, Dualtone, Momentum, Features, Copyrights, US LP, Round Room and Makeready.


    Role Summary:


    Accountable for managing US taxation matters within the overall tax function's objectives by assisting the VP tax to:

    • Ensure timely completion and appropriate coordination with external advisors of US tax filings,
    • Prepare accurate tax accounting for the US entities,
    • Implement US tax planning initiatives to maximize tax opportunities and minimize tax risks,
    • Identify and communicate any US tax risks on a timely basis,
    • Document various tax matters/positions,
    • Manage US tax audit cycle,
    • Liaise with other tax/finance staff in various locations to facilitate above processes


    Key Interactions include Finance, Legal, external auditors and external tax advisors.


    The eOne US group is comprised of Film and TV, and Music business units and encompasses 13 key entities – The Mark Gordon Company, Earl Street, US Reality TV, TV US, Sierra, Renegade, Dualtone, Momentum, Features, Copyrights, US LP, Round Room and Makeready.

    Key Competencies


    • Assist with due diligence on any potential US acquisitions,
    • Liaise with Finance teams to ensure any Film/TV tax credits will be earned and received in a timely manner,
    • Liaise with Legal and Finance teams to understand commercial transactions occurring during the year,
    • Monitor US effective tax rate,
    • Respond to tax queries from the business,
    • Consider opportunities for rationalizing existing corporate structure,
    • Monitor any tax sensitive matters – interest deduction limitations, legislation changes, change in business activity – to ensure the company is up to date with compliance and risk analysis
    • Nexus – consideration as to appropriateness of income and Sales/Use tax filing footprint given changing business and regulatory environments,
    • Tax rate – follow up after filing of tax returns to analyse any changes in effective tax rate for the US group,
    • Transfer pricing – assist Group Tax to identify and ensure sufficient documentation exists for all cross-border transactions and finance structures,
    • Tax Services providers – consider any opportunities to reduce the number of service providers to the Group



    • Reporting - preparation of US tax packs and consolidated US group calculations for internal forecasting and half year/year end statutory audits under IFRS,
    • Tax Returns – coordination of preparation and filing of all US tax returns with external advisors or local Finance Directors (Fed, State and Local, Sales/Use, 1099, 1042),
    • Tax payments – timely remittance of any Federal/State, BEAT or Franchise instalments,



    • Tax Audit – develop sufficient documentation to support filing positions for statutory and IRS/State tax auditors,
    • Respond to tax queries as required and/or coordinate with Finance teams/external advisors,
    • Communicate best practice with local teams on various tax matters – withholding tax, expense report, documentation and retention etc.


    Knowledge & Experience

    • US Federal and State tax knowledge
    • Public accounting experience, preferably with exposure to IFRS
    • Strong tax accounting knowledge
    • CPA designation
    • 3-4 years tax experience
    • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Programs with superior Excel skills
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong ability to process and utilize new information effectively
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
    • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
    • Experience in the Entertainment industry would be considered an asset


    What you’ll be a part of:

    ·       Taking care: competitive health and dental coverage

    ·       Investing in your future: employee stock option purchase plan, and local defined contribution pension plans

    ·       Break time: free snacks, winter holiday office closures, reduced hours in summer

    ·       Party time: office bar carts, after work drinks, holiday and summer parties, and sometimes just because

    ·       Be inspired: regular film screenings, concerts, and opportunity to get involved in industry events

    ·       The office: modern facilities, in house screening rooms, more snacks, and swag

    ·       Build a better world: transcend entertainment to our corporate social responsibility activities. Plan a social event. Promote healthy lifestyles. Go green. Give back.

    ·       Grow: develop your career and shape your future




    We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, and supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.