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Director of US Tax

Job Purpose
The US is a key strategic market and this is a new role created to lead the corporate and operational tax issues impacting the Group's planned rapid growth across the US. Tax is soon to be the biggest operational cost that the global business faces and this role will have a high profile in the business and work closely with Senior executive management and business teams to facilitate the Group's expansion in the US and other markets.
Key Responsibilities
Analyse US and associated international tax issues affecting all aspects of the Group's business, typical areas are:
Leading the development of tax efficient structuring of the Group's US operations and driving implementation of solutions selected.
Advising on M&A and joint venture transactions with potential casino partners, ensuring commercial relationships consider all tax implications and tax costs/risks are mitigated where possible.
Liaising with Gaming Regulators to ensure the correct tax treatment of our gaming products.
Liaise directly with senior US management to ensure that tax issues are clearly understood and considered in the development and implementation of the Group's US strategy.
Reviewing the Group's product and marketing innovation plans to ensure that correct tax treatment for players', withholding tax, W2G and 1099-Misc forms and work with local partners and advisors to agree the position.
Establish a strong profile within the Group, and be a key contact point for various business teams, to help them deal with their tax related issues and queries.
Help in mitigating the Group's tax risks by preparing guidance and recommendations to Group management and/or business teams.Ensuring compliance with the Group's transfer pricing policy and supporting the Group's Transfer Pricing Senior Manager in preparing annual documentation for the Group's US entities.
The person will be the regional lead for the Group's compliance requirements, relying on advisors where necessary to:
Lead the Group's US and Canadian tax compliance process, in line with SOX controls processes, always with support from the wider tax team.
Assist the Group Tax Director with the Group's worldwide GAAP reporting of income tax information and financial statement disclosures for the applicable reporting structures
Lead the Group's response to all US and Canadian tax audits, with support from advisors and the wider Group tax team.
Ensuring compliance with the Group's transfer pricing policy and supporting the Group's Transfer Pricing Senior Manager in preparing annual documentation for the Group's US entities.
Skills and Capabilities
Essential:
At least 8 years of US and international tax experience, a combination of industry and public accounting experience preferred.
Active CPA, MST or LLM required.
Solid exposure to international tax structuring and/or M&A transactions.
Good exposure to/understanding of indirect tax issues with a focus on "issue-spotting"
Able to provide commercial, practical and implementable tax advice in a clear and concise manner
Well organised, able to manage competing issues in an ever-changing environment.
Confident, with good communication skills, and able to readily gain the confidence of the business teams and Group management
Desirable:
Awareness and interest in the gambling/i-gaming industry.
Awareness of Canadian inbound tax issues, in particular FAPI rules, but external advisors will always be used as support.
Our Values
Focus on the customer
Work as a team
Strive for excellence
Have courage
Show passion
The Company
The Stars Group ("the Group") is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands.
This is a role in a Group tax function within an ever changing and exciting industry.



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