Senior Principal International Tax
WMS Gaming Inc. - Waukegan, IL

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Responsible for all aspects of tax (both US and foreign) as it relates to WMS international operations.

Essential Job Functions:
Manage relationship with third party service providers for international tax return filing requirements including any estimated foreign tax payments, indirect taxes and withholding tax requirements

Analyze intercompany transactions to set and monitor on an ongoing basis appropriate intercompany transfer prices, management fees, IP royalties, etc.

Analyze income tax accounting impact of intercompany transactions

Understand and advise Senior Director of Tax Planning and Compliance on VAT and customs issues in all major WMS Markets

Support periodic and ongoing foreign tax budgeting, tax forecast and tax analysis efforts for WMS international subsidiaries

Manage/co-ordinate the preparation and filing of all required statutory transfer pricing studies

Manage compliance related issues, tax planning analysis and assist in deploying creative income tax savings solutions for all foreign subsidiaries

Review in-house preparation of Forms 5451, 8858, and any other Form or Statement required on the U.S. Tax Return in relation to non-US subsidiaries and activities

Assist international accounting personnel to complete their responsibilities more effectively through preparation of tax analyses

Assist in all U.S. and foreign tax audit related matters

Develop strategies to reduce international tax burden

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance, CPA with MST strongly preferred

Required Experience:
At least 7 years of hands-on experience in U.S. international income tax compliance, transfer pricing and income tax accounting with a public accounting firm or corporate environment with international operations

Track record of working effectively with peers throughout the organization

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Excellent analytical, organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills

Strong time-management and multi-tasking skills

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of global personnel

Tax research skills

Working knowledge of IRC and OECD transfer pricing requirements and documentation needs

Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people of other cultures in international offices and earn their respect

Proficiency at Word, Excel, Power Point required, Oracle experience preferred

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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