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Senior Tax Operations Associate

FanDuel

FanDuel

Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

ABOUT FANDUEL

FanDuel Group (“FanDuel") is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media.

FanDuel has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 28 retail locations. FanDuel is based in New York with offices in New Jersey, Georgia, California, Oregon, Canada and Scotland.

Its networks FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are broadly distributed on linear cable television and through its relationships with leading direct-to-consumer over-the-top platforms.

FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world's largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FLUT).

THE ROSTER

At FanDuel, we give fans a new and innovative way to interact with their favorite games, sports and teams. We’re dedicated to building a winning team and we pride ourselves on being able to make every moment mean more, especially when it comes to your career. So, what does “winning” look like at FanDuel? It’s recognition for your hard-earned results, a culture that brings out your best work—and a roster full of talented coworkers. Make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From creatives professionals to cutting edge technology innovators, FanDuel offers a wide range of career opportunities, best in class benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. At FanDuel, our principle of “We Are One Team” runs through all our offices across the globe, and you can expect to be a part of an exciting company with many opportunities to grow and be successful.

THE POSITION
Our roster has an opening with your name on it

FanDuel looking for an experienced tax professional to join the Tax Department in a hybrid role that will be based out of our New York City office. In this newly created role, the Senior Tax Associate will assist the FanDuel Group Tax Team’s Tax Operations division with all tax-related matters for the entire FanDuel Group and TSG US Group.

You will play a key role within various regulatory and informational reporting tax compliance processes. Additionally you will have the opportunity to help plan tax opportunities across all operational areas of tax and create, document, and improve internal processes and controls. This role will also be responsible for building and refining complex tax workpapers and models with emphasis on creating and expanding the use of automation (e.g., Alteryx, Tableau, RPA, etc.) and AI throughout the Tax Operations function. The Senior Tax Associate will work closely with various business functions throughout the company.

THE GAME PLAN
Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Prepare and maintain key elements of the wagering, gaming, and daily fantasy sports tax compliance, reporting, and documentation processes
  • Build/refine multifaceted tax workpapers and models
  • Assist with the informational reporting and withholding processes (i.e., Form 1099, 1042, and W-2G reporting) with a focus on improving the customer experience
  • Co-own a variety of ancillary tax processes (e.g., month end close procedures, sales and gross receipts tax filings, etc.)
  • Assist the Tax Team with the research and position memo drafting processes in the gaming tax and informational reporting and withholding areas
  • Identify opportunities to create and expand the use of automation and AI throughout the Tax function
  • Play a key role in expanding Tax Operation’s data and reporting integrations with FanDuel’s product and commercial teams
  • Assist with tax notice resolution and tax controversy matters across all tax types
  • Liaise with international, federal, state, and local tax and regulatory authorities
  • Collaborate, identify, and implement potential process and control improvements across the entire Tax function
  • Contribute on a wide variety of tax planning projects pertaining to all FanDuel products and business functions
  • Assist with the VP of Tax’s strategy workstreams that sit outside the Tax function

THE STATS
What we're looking for in our next teammate

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Legal, or similar business background
  • 2+ years of professional US corporate tax experience

Preferred Qualifications and Industry Experience:

  • Licensed Qualifications:
  • CPA or other similarly licensed designation(s)
  • Experience in the following industries:
  • Technology, gaming, legal, sports, and/or media
  • Highly regulated environments (e.g., banking, telecom, pharma, etc.)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrates intimate knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
  • Tax compliance and planning
  • Accounting and tax fundamentals
  • Tax controversy and audit defense
  • Tax research and writing
  • Demonstrates abilities and/or a proven record of success, as both an individual contributor and team member, in the following areas:
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Cross-departmental ways of working and collaboration in pursuit of common company goals
  • Strong Excel skills with a desire to continually maintain and improve those skills
  • Data driven with the ability to bring strong analytical rigor to decision-making with a focus on getting to the right answer
  • Open to learning about new areas of tax and financial reporting (via internal trainings and continuing professional education courses)
  • Creating and analyzing complex computation and reporting solutions, with the ability to clearly articulate findings to stakeholders in visual, verbal and written formats
  • Working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools to provide insights to stakeholder groups
  • Utilizing data languages and data analytic tools to reduce hours and optimize processes
  • Excellent organizational skills and time/project management skills
  • Must aspire to continually improve verbal and written communication skills

PLAYER BENEFITS
We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Be well, save well and live well - with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer and we believe, as one of our principal states, “We Are One Team!” We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, Veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by state, local or federal law. We believe FanDuel is strongest and best able to compete if all employees feel valued, respected, and included. We want our team to include diverse individuals because diversity of thought, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of experiences leads to better performance. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core value that we believe makes FanDuel stronger and more competitive as One Team!

The applicable salary range for this position is $92,000 - $126,500, which is dependent on a variety of factors including relevant experience, location, business needs and market demand. This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses and stock program participation. This role includes paid personal time off and 14 paid company holidays. FanDuel offers paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.

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