18 days old

Tax Counsel

Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Tax Counsel

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Your Mission

The Tax Counsel will support the U.S. tax team within the global tax function at Activision Blizzard. The position will have primary responsibility for coordinating significant U.S. tax audits, including IRS exams, and will support the tax team on technical matters, including research, writing and special projects. This position will also interact with key legal, finance and other business partners across Activision Blizzard. We are seeking a results-oriented, technically-curious, team player with strong written and oral communication skills. A successful candidate will be adaptable and effective working in both structured and unstructured environments. The Tax Counsel will report to the Senior Vice President of Tax.


  • Coordinating IRS exams and significant U.S. state tax audits, including acting as a primary point of contact for auditors, coordinating the internal data collection process to respond to audit requests, drafting and reviewing written responses to taxing authorities, performing technical research, maintaining audit files and consulting with external advisors when needed.
  • Performing technical research on U.S. tax topics to support the tax team, as needed. Topics could include executive compensation, payroll tax, sub-C, sub-K, accounting methods and not-for-profit among others.
  • Preparing memoranda to document technical positions.
  • Supporting the tax accounting team in evaluating uncertain tax positions.
  • Supporting the tax team with special projects, including the evaluation of potential acquisitions.

Player Profile

  • J.D. required, LL.M. preferred
  • 3+ years of law firm or public accounting experience with a proven track record of high-performance
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Effective at managing accelerated deadlines and competing priorities
  • Detail-oriented with effective organization and execution skills
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, informal work environment

Your Platform

Were headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty, Skylanders, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Candy Crush, and Bubble Witch and our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users across the globe.

A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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