Flex Type Hybrid - This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.


Job Summary:

Job Title: Senior Manager – EMEA Corporate Tax                                                   

Location: Hammersmith, London                                          

Reporting to: Tax Principle – EMEA Corporate Tax

This role may require ad-hoc travel.


Job Summary

The Senior Manager will support Principal EMEA Corporate Tax who leads the EMEA tax compliance, controversy and transfer pricing group. The primary focus and responsibility for this role is to manage tax authority engagement and ensure controversy matters are effectively and efficiently dealt with. This will include determining strategy and allocation of resources for each matter and liaising with US Lead Tax Counsel.

The Senior Manager will contribute to developing, maintaining and documenting the EMEA transfer pricing operating model to ensure it is robust in response to tax legislation developments and business change. The EMEA tax group is also responsible for providing advice to the business on market specific matters and the Senior Manager will be involved in supporting the EMEA business in this regard.

The broader EMEA tax team has responsibility for driving forward the Company’s response to tax technical developments in EMEA and putting in place robust processes, for example in response to DSTs, EU initiatives and Pillar One and Two. The Senior Manager will be required to contribute to these projects.

The Senior Manager will work with junior members of the team to foster their development and experience across transfer pricing, advisory and controversy matters.

This role will require a highly motivated tax professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills who wishes to pursue a career in a growing and dynamic global organisation.


The Opportunity & Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage the EMEA Tax work streams dealing with tax authority enquiries and managing controversy across all countries in the EMEA region
  • Pro-actively partner with the EMEA regional business, finance heads, and legal of each line of business in each EMEA territory to enable provision of responses to tax authority enquires on an accurate and timely basis
  • Advise on business and transfer pricing projects within the team
  • Understand and contribute to the transfer pricing policies and be able to describe these accurately and succinctly
  • Understand and follow local country audit procedures, processes and timings
  • Determine resources required including external advisers and scope/budget thereon
  • Liaise with US Lead Tax Counsel on any significant matters and responses
  • Determine best practice and pro-actively identify any improvements in process and documentation to aid future defence
  • Help devise and implement future strategy for achieving tax certainty by dealing with controversy e.g. unilateral and bi-lateral Advance Pricing Agreements and Mutual Agreement Procedures as appropriate
  • Understand recent trends in tax authority engagement
  • Attendance at and participation in tax authority meetings
  • Work closely with US tax and reporting colleagues to ensure proper accounting provisions and reporting of controversy matters are recorded.
  • Involve and develop junior members of the team


The Experience We Require From You:

  • Qualified CTA or equivalent
  • Significant PQE experience in direct tax advisory and transfer pricing
  • Experience of global tax authority engagements and controversy management
  • Experience of working in a senior role in a tax department of a large multinational company
  • Excellent International tax compliance and advisory experience for multinational companies
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines to deliver
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with ability to make decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to summarise and communicate complex technical issues
  • Able to manage workload to tight deadlines and prioritise multiple tasks and work streams
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence at the highest level
  • Proven ability to produce quality research and analysis both in a quantitative and narrative form – directly and with or through teams.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment
  • Project management experience of tax projects


The Perks:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Hybrid working is available
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.


The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.


About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Limited, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

The Walt Disney Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.






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