Financial Reporting & Tax Analyst

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Corporate

SeaWorld is a world-renowned leader in the themed-park and entertainment industry. Our success is built on a passion for caring for animals and a dedication to delivering positive, memorable experiences to people from around the world. We’re also committed to helping ambitious people achieve their professional best. We’re always seeking exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable individuals for a variety of roles throughout our organization.

What you get to do:

The Financial Reporting and Tax Analyst needs to be a dynamic and experienced accountant who is able to multi-task, work well independently and in a team setting, be detail oriented and meet deadlines. This position will have a dual reporting structure to both the Financial Reporting Manager and the Tax Director and will play a critical role in the Company’s SEC financial reporting, equity-based compensation and tax accounting tasks.
  • Assist in the preparation of all of the Company’s SEC filings (Forms 10K, 10Q, 8K, proxy) to ensure quality and timely compliance. Assist in preparing the GAAP Checklist to ensure compliance with Accounting Guidance. Review and approve XBRL tagging for all relevant filings.
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation for earnings press releases, earnings call scripts, all financial SEC filings and proxy statements, including preparation of detailed tie outs.
  • Prepare the accounting for equity compensation plans and the reconciliation of shares outstanding with the transfer agent. Prepare certain footnote disclosures for quarterly and annual SEC filings.
  • Prepare relevant journal entries as assigned on a monthly basis. Prepare monthly journal entries and quarterly financial statements for holding company.
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly debt compliance package to ensure compliance.
  • Prepare monthly internal park consolidating financial statements for distribution to senior executive leadership on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare monthly sales and use tax return filings
  • Assist with data gathering for tax compliance and reporting
  • Assist with tax payment requests and correspondence with taxing authorities
  • Coordinate with Form 5500 filing and 401K financial statement preparation.
  • Assist audit and SOX requests for relevant areas of accounting.
  • Assist corporate accounting team with workload and review relevant areas during close (may include preparing journal entries and reconciliations).

What it takes to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or MBA preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • Must have at least 2+ years of accounting experience, with at least 1 year of public accounting experience preferred
  • Experience in accounting for equity-based compensation and/or taxes preferred
  • Excellent analytical, financial, and mathematical skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of current and evolving best practices and industry trends
  • Ability to work independently while demonstrating sound judgment and decision-making skills to ensure quality of work meets expected standards

The perks of the position:

As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible based Paid Time Off
  • SEA Employee Complimentary Park Tickets and Passes
  • SEA Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Voluntary Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan

Join the team!

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

More Information

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Corporate

Orlando, FL


Full Time Salaried