CBS Corporation Corporate Tax Director - State & Local Tax Controversy in New York, New York

Corporate Tax Director - State & Local Tax Controversy

REF#: 27364


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.


The State and Local Tax team within CBS’s Corporate Tax Department is looking for a Director level candidate to focus primarily upon on state and local tax audit management, as well as state tax accounting risk under FIN 48. This position reports to the Vice President - CBS Deputy General Tax Counsel State & Local Taxation.

Responsibilities in this area will include exposure to multi-jurisdictional tax audits. Responsibilities in the area include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interact with state income/franchise tax auditors.

  • Manage CBS Statute of Limitation Periods and corresponding Waivers.

  • Respond to state IDRs and state tax notices.

  • Provide recommendations during each state tax audit to the CBS Deputy General Tax Counsel State & Local Taxation regarding course of action next steps .

  • Work with the CBS Tax Compliance group, other members of the tax department and/or the CBS financial reporting group to help resolve state tax audit matters.

  • Work on state tax protests, as well as administrative appeals.

  • Bring state tax audits to resolution through settlement agreements.

  • Communicate tax issues broached during state tax audits to the CBS Tax Compliance group’s attention in order to be considered for current tax return filing positions, as well as quantification and consideration for tax accounting under FIN 48, or state effective tax rate.

  • Attend weekly and quarterly group meeting to discuss new state tax developments and share thoughts with other tax team members regarding tax returns and FIN 48 state tax risk.

  • Maintain ongoing State Fin 48 State Tax Risk Master Spreadsheet, including updating interest expense calculations


  • 8+ years of state and local tax audit experience, including working with state tax auditors.

  • Big 4 accounting firm and/or Media/Entertainment Industry experience is preferred.

  • MBA with emphasis in Tax, an MST and/or a CPA license is a plus.

  • Exceptional time management and people management skills.

  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skills; strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to effectively use various computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and tax return software packages (CorpTax).


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