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Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.

Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 155 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network.

Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Manger- Federal Taxes in our Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters.


1. Integral member of the corporate tax department, providing leadership and integrity for income based tax reporting, planning, and forecasting.

2. Core responsibility for the management of Federal income tax reporting and analysis, including tax returns, estimated payments, forecasting, and tax planning associated with these functions.

3. Core responsibility for the income tax reporting for special transactions, including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and dispositions.

4. Core responsibility for ASC 740 analysis and forecasting.

5. Provide assistance and oversight in the areas of state and international tax reporting.

6. Develop, implement, and maintain best practice policy and procedures that increase productivity in the area of tax reporting and compliance.

7. Support the tax management team with their on-going efforts to minimize both GAAP and cash taxes.

8. Perform other duties as assigned


*BA Accounting or related field

*CPA and/or MS Taxation a plus

*Media/ entertainment industry background helpful.

*At least 5 years of progressive tax experience and a proven knowledge of the following:

-Federal and state income tax compliance and planning for corporations and partnerships

-ASC 740 preparation and analysis

-Preparation of tax forecasts

-Preparation of earnings & profits calculations and knowledge of concepts

-U.S. tax reporting for international operations

*Tax audit management and negotiations experience a plus;

*Project management training a plus;

*Excellent oral and written communication skills;

*Excellent analytical skills;

*Excellent tax research skills;

*Ability to interact effectively with the Finance management team and members of the tax department;

*Ability to clearly communicate goals and motivate staff with confidence;

*A superior work ethic and a dedication to the highest work quality and job excellence;

*Demonstrated ability to contribute to a culture of excellence, integrity and accountability; and

*Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

**Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice. Not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. Discovery values the unique point of view each employee brings to the workplace. We strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich audiences we wish to attract and serve.**

Discovery Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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