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Tax Accountant - Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (Las Vegas · NV)

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Become a Champion with us:
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Moscow and Shanghai.

The Ultimate Opportunity:

Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy,delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!

Strategy for Winning:
The Tax Accountant is responsible for assisting the VP of Tax, Sr. Tax Manager and other Finance/Accounting personnel with tax compliance and reporting and independent contractor tax withholding on a state, federal and international level in accordance with prescribed company policies, procedures, programs, and practices.

Responsibilities:
  •  Files or assists with filing various tax returns monthly, quarterly and annually ensuring that all appropriate adjustments and exemptions are claimed and that the company’s tax liability is accurately determined. 
  • Assists with registration of and payment of various taxes including: ticket, broadcast, PPV, sales tax, VAT, athlete, entertainer and contractor tax withholding and/ or waivers. 
  • Assists with filing of pre-fight applications for athlete and or contractor tax withholding or waiver forms and tax reductions. 
  • Assists with determination of athlete, contractor and officials’ payment deductions and tax withholding requirements for domestic events and some international events. 
  • Assists with preparation of federal and state tax reporting on Forms 1099 and 1042-s and other equivalent foreign country tax forms.
  • Assists with monthly processing and mailing of various city, state and foreign country estimated tax payments and returns. 
  • Assists with completing and collecting exemption and resale certificates 
  • Responds to email queries from fighters or their representatives in a timely manner. 
  • Maintains indirect tax calendar to ensure all filings are timely. 
  • Assists with research of various federal, state, municipal and foreign taxes. 
  • Computes foreign currency translation calculations for tax withholding. 
  • Prepares monthly Journal entries for tax entries and reconciles tax workpapers.
  • Assists Sr Tax Manager to maintain and update tax levies and garnishment files. Advises on garnishment requirements prior to each event. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. 
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members at all levels of the organization in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to perform tax research, problem solving and analytical analysis.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and communicate tax related information to accounting/finance and other departments.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an attention to details.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.
  • Competency working with Microsoft Word and Outlook and ability to learn other basic computer programs. 
  • Experience with JDE and SOVOS a plus.

Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Zuffa, LLC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings

Job Questions:

  1. What is your level of experience in Excel?