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Manager, Global Tax Operations

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024

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The Royal Caribbean Group’s Corporate Tax Team has an exciting career opportunity for a full time Manager, Global Tax Operations reporting to the Sr. Director, Tax Strategy.

This position will work on-site in Miami, Florida

Position Summary:

Responsible for supporting the Director of Global Tax Operations and Senior Director, Global Tax Strategy, primarily implementing the new global minimum tax (i.e., Pillar Two) compliance, including tax planning, minimization of tax risk globally, select forecasting and variance analysis, and audit examinations by taxing authorities. This is a hands-on role that requires attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, the ability to collaborate across various departments effectively, internal, and external stakeholders and cultures (given the global nature of the role), and the ability to communicate complex tax rules to business partners/stakeholders simply and concisely. This position must work closely with the Global Tax Strategy and Operations teams to ensure global compliance with Pillar Two and other taxes are appropriately considered in tax returns and provisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research the impact of global tax reforms primarily implementing Pillar Two provisions and consequences in RCG structure.

  • Support Director and Managers of Global Tax Operations in overseeing global tax compliance, provision, forecasting, and variance analysis related to Pillar Two and other regular taxation in the US and International regions.

  • Support Director, Global Tax Operations, collaborating with international finance teams to ensure the timely and accurate filing of foreign tax returns, including tie-out of tax returns and adherence to Company Global Tax Compliance Protocols.

  • Support Director, Global Tax Operations in the preparation and/or review of quarterly balance sheet reconciliations for assigned companies/accounts on a quarterly basis. This includes reviewing and/or creating adequate supporting documentation and presentation to the SVP and Chief Accounting Officer on a quarterly basis. Where International Finance Teams prepare reconciliations, the tax department must still demonstrate ownership of accounts.

  • Preparation or/review of monthly and quarterly tax provision workpapers and journal entries.

  • Support the Director, Global Tax Operations, in reviewing statutory accounts as relevant to tax, including reviewing and tying out the income tax footnote.

  • Support the Director of Global Tax Operations in liaising with outside tax counsel and assists in coordinating projects for which such individuals are engaged, including tax return preparers.

  • Support the Director Global Tax Operations or Global Tax Strategy in consulting regularly with internal departments such as international finance, legal, accounting, commercial development and foreign offices on transactions, contracts, business arrangements, etc.

  • Support the Director of Tax Strategy in maintaining and supporting documentation or data necessary for global tax audits.

  • Team with Tax Strategy team to ensure tax positions or new business initiatives / structures are correctly reported on timely filed tax returns and income tax provisions.

  • Enable and monitor compliance with key tax strategies implemented.

  • Perform research with respect to tax notices, law changes, or business initiatives as needed.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/business and Master’s Degree in Taxation or Juris Doctorate [JD] with specialization in International Tax preferred.

  • Minimum five years at a national or international public accounting firm or law firm or 5 – 8 years in a large in-house corporate tax department preferred.

  • Certified Public Accountant, JD required or Tax Specialization preferred.

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills, excellent judgment, and the ability to make decisions and assess acceptable levels of business risk.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management, simplifying technical tax jargon.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret general tax periodicals, professional tax journals, and foreign countries' tax laws, and regulations.

  • Ability to write technical tax memos and business correspondence.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Tax Research Tools (CCI, RIA Checkpoint, Lexis Nexus, IBFD).

  • Experience with tools such as JDE, EPM, Hyperion, Oracle a strong plus.

  • Familiarity with RPA tools such as Alteryx, Blue Prism and data visualization tools such as PowerBI, Tableu a strong plus.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a computer, communicate, listen, and assess information.
  • The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations, and may lift, push, pull or move 10 - 15 pounds.
  • Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.