Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Manager, Tax Compliance

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

Job Overview

The Booking Holdings Tax Team continues to grow; this tax manager role will assist with the ever changing landscape of federal and state income tax reporting.  The role will be multifaceted but will primarily deal with state income tax issues (compliance, regulatory, and controversy).  This role will assist with onboarding of new entities into the Booking Holdings organization, which may include working with other teams, addressing tax filing requirements, and making recommendations to address tax issues.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordination with Big 4 firms for preparation & review of state income tax. Familiarity with the US Federal income tax and informational returns is a plus. 

  • Assist with managing the U.S. tax compliance process in an accurate and timely fashion, including compilation of supporting data, maintenance and monitoring of book/tax differences, state tax modifications, and attributes.

  • Ability to research complex state tax issues and develop memorada to support the conclusion. Maybe asked to assist the Federal team research issues or find required support for tax positions.

  • Assist with state income tax nexus studies and ability to identify nexus creating events.  

  • Research and provide assistance, as needed, with hotel occupancy and sales/use taxes. Familiarity with hotel occupancy tax is a plus. 

  • Manage inquiries from state taxing authorities, including developing responses and gathering the requested information for audits. Develop and provide timely responses to taxing authority notices; while keeping tax leadership apprised of audit progress.  

  • Assist the tax provision team on a quarterly or as needed basis with income tax specific schedules, such as state effective tax rate and similar analysis. 

  • As necessary, work with other teams within the Booking Holdings group to address tax issues and assist with project management.

  • Assist with tax integration of business acquisitions into the Booking Holdings group.

Qualifications

  • Licensed CPA or MST*

  • Big 4 public accounting experience.

  • Broad tax technical background and experience.

  • Working knowledge of state income tax law. Familiarity with Federal Income tax regulations and tax reform issues is a plus. 

  • Understanding and knowledge of ASC 740 a plus.

  • Strong analytical ability to identify challenges, provide solutions, and resolve problems in a timely manner.

  • Highly organized with the ability to efficiently and accurately manage competing priorities and internal and external deadlines.

  • Positive attitude and dependable team player with strong attention to detail.

  • Highly skilled in Excel. Proficient in the other Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Experience with Alteryx, SAP, Oracle, OneStream, and OneSource Tax Provision software a plus.

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 

  • Booking.com

  • KAYAK

  • priceline

  • agoda

  • Rentalcars.com

  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

All compensation inquiries are to be sent to compensationinquiry@bookingholdings.com. Please note that only Connecticut based applicants will be responded to. Please confirm your name, Connecticut home address, the specific job you have applied to, and the date you made that application to allow us to respond to your inquiry. Due to inquiry volume, please expect up to 5 business days to receive our response. Note no adverse employment/hiring decisions will be made for exercising your rights as a resident of Connecticut.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO  

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