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Manager, Tax



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

As the Tax Manager at Kobalt Music, you will be working in a close-knit team based in New York, responsible for tax compliance and planning throughout the organization. Reporting to the Vice President of Tax, you will ensure that all returns and filings are completed and filed on time in every territory where we operate. You will calculate the global consolidated and local income tax provisions for annual reporting obligations. This is a diverse and varied role which offers the opportunity to work with different types of taxes in many jurisdictions around the world in a global, creative company. No two days are the same and there is always something new to learn in a dynamic, flexible and proactive working environment.

This is a hybrid role in our office located in the Meatpacking District.


  • You review consolidated US and international corporate tax returns as prepared by external advisors.
  • You prepare and review tax returns including indirect (VAT, GST), informational and withholding (1099, 1042) as well as local (gross receipts, property, commercial rent), including monitoring jurisdiction nexus.
  • You prepare calculations and financial statement disclosures for accounting for income taxes under IAS 12.
  • You prepare quarterly US & UK estimated corporation tax payments based on future forecasts.
  • You reconcile tax general ledger accounts.
  • You oversee the global tax residency certificate process.
  • You manage the global tax calendar, tax payments, and weekly project list.
  • You engage with external advisors on special projects, including global transfer pricing reports and R&D tax credit calculations.
  • You conduct research on tax issues and provide guidance on tax implications of business decisions.
  • You monitor changes in tax laws and regulations and assess potential impact on the company.
  • You implement new efficiencies with the creation or streamlining of workpapers and procedures.
  • You interact with other Finance department staff and managers to review and analyze data, which may include holding informational training sessions for their teams.
  • You also interact with other Kobalt departments across all offices including Business Affairs, Publishing Operations, Writer & Publisher Relations as well as People & Culture.


  • You have 5+ years experience, specifically US corporate tax compliance and income tax provision experience.
  • You are a CPA, ideally with a background working for a large, global accounting firm as well as industry experience.
  • You have exceptional organizational and prioritization skills and are comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment requiring flexibility and ability to pivot when needed.
  • You have a flexible and proactive working style, a natural team player with strong relationship-building skills and effective decision-making skills.
  • You are a proficient user of Excel and can demonstrate data analysis skills as well tech-savviness.

If this sounds like you, then please share your story by filling out the application below. To get you in the right mood, have a listen here to songs by our talented creators, especially curated to get you in the right mood when looking for the next challenge!


At Kobalt we’ve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve built helps make the industry more fair and rewarding for artists.

We’re trusted by some of the world’s biggest names like Doja Cat, Kali Uchis, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Cave, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender and songwriters such as Simon Aldred (Rag N Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Celeste) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Dua Lipa, Lizzo, The Snuts).

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. A full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

NYC Pay Transparency Law: The range provided is for NYC-based hires only and will be commensurate with candidate experience. Pay ranges for candidates in other locations other than NYC may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. Pay range: $110,000 - $130,000

The range provided is for NYC-based hires only and will be commensurate with candidate experience. Pay ranges for candidates in other locations other than NYC may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.
Pay range:
$110,000$130,000 USD