Senior Tax Analyst


Bertelsmann KGaA is one of the world’s largest multinational media groups. Headquartered in Germany, the group owns companies engaged in television and radio broadcasting, television programme production and distribution, book publishing and media related support businesses. Companies owned by Bertelsmann include RTL Group, Europe’s largest radio and television broadcasting group and the Penguin Random House Group, one of the world’s largest book publishers. The group also owns BMG Rights Management, a leading music publisher and has recently expanded into the Education sector.


Job Description

Bertelsmann is looking for a bright Senior Tax Analyst to join our team in NY. We are a rapidly growing global organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. The Senior Tax Analyst will work intimately with various members of the tax department. On a daily basis the Senior Tax Analyst will also work closely with the management of the business units. 


Role and Responsibilities

  • Preparation, analyses, review, and timely filing of  federal and state returns (corporate and/or partnership), on a standalone and/or consolidated basis, as well as any supporting schedules
  • Preparation and review of various international forms including but not limited to Forms 1118, 5471, 5472, 8858, and 8865
  • Preparation and review of quarterly tax provisions for assigned business units and submission of related reporting packages to management
  • Collect pertinent data, prepare, review and maintain proper tax workpapers and pertinent records in support of aforementioned responsibilities
  • Prepare and file ad-hoc tax filings
  • Responsible for timely and organized remittance of tax payments
  • Maintain ongoing service to management of various business units in the areas of compliance, planning, reporting, inquiries, audits, and other related tax matters
  • Assist with state inquiries or state audits as required
  • Provide assistance with M&A related requests, as needed
  • Stay current with relevant tax matters and changes
  • Willingness to travel when necessary
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Have a degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in either industry or public accounting
  • Tax experience should include positions working in both a US and international tax environment, as well as multi-state income and franchise tax
  • CPA, MBA, JD, and media business experience are a plus, but not required


Other Qualifications 

  • Certified Public Accountant; preferred
  • CorpTax Compliance experience; preferred
  • Ability to work independently and manage workflow involving deliverables from others
  • Ability to cooperate in a team setting
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to research tax matters and apply it to use
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attitude of accountability
  • Willingness to travel when necessary 



The role will be based at the New York office of the worldwide tax group.   

Everyone who works with the company is expected to be flexible regarding their duties. A role profile is not an exhaustive list of what an employee is expected to do as roles may change and evolve over time.



Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. Its key geographical markets are Western Europe – especially Germany, France, Britain and Spain – as well as the United States. Bertelsmann’s corporate divisions include RTL Group (television), Penguin Random House (books), Gruner + Jahr (magazines), Arvato (services), Bertelsmann Printing Group (print), Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments.  


Company: Bertelsmann, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 45656


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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