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Penn National Gaming Director of Tax in Wyomissing, United States

We’re always looking for talent that believes in having fun. At PENN Entertainment, you’ll get to be a part of an exciting industry, where the days and nights are fast paced. You’ll work with an incredibly diverse set of co-workers driven by their enthusiasm for helping people find and have more fun. You’ll also get to work at a company that cares about your career growth and will help you get the support you need to expand your possibilities.

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Work location is hybrid. Selected person must live within driving distance of our corporate headquarters or one of our properties.


The following statements are intended as general illustrations of the work in this job class and are not all inclusive for specific positions.

  • Reviews quarterly and annual consolidated provision for income taxes under ASC 740 and related footnote disclosures for public 10-Q and 10-K filings.

  • Provides support with research related to on-going tax accounting issues, law changes and special projects as needed.

  • Assess the impact of tax planning strategies on PENN's effective tax rate.

  • Reviews SOX process and documentation related to tax accounting.

  • Assists in the preparation of analyses, reports, and other accumulation of data for presentation to management.

  • Reviews quarterly and annual tax journal entries and account reconciliation.

  • Manages the preparation and review of quarterly estimated tax calculation and consolidated federal and state tax returns; respond to queries from taxing authorities and gaming authorities as applicable.

  • Develops and maintains knowledge of federal and state income tax laws and current developments relating to the industry.

  • Works closely with VP Tax to coordinate all U.S. and foreign tax matters, and with outside consultants and tax professionals as required.

  • Interfaces with finance head of operating divisions on a regular basis to minimize taxes, including providing tax advice and performing related tax analysis.

  • Ensures the tax department is compliant with all requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, and coordinate with Internal Audit as required for SOX testing.

  • Assists Capital Asset Team with the preparation and review of fixed asset tax packages for use in tax provision and tax return reporting.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • BS or BA in Accounting.

  • 10+ years relevant tax accounting experience with substantial exposure to tax accounting and tax compliance functions.

  • BIG 4 and/or other public accounting/corporate tax department experience and a valid CPA license.

  • Strong tax technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to present information and ideas clearly to non-tax professionals.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision; flexible; self-motivated and pro-active; ability to effectively cope with changing priorities (multi-tasking) and meet deadlines and make reasonable and timely decisions.

  • Ability to develop tax technical solutions and work with highly detailed information while maintaining a clear perspective of overall issues to be managed.

  • Ability to supervise, train and motivate direct reports.

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP financial accounting including ASC 740, ASC 718 and FIN 48.

  • Computer skills – working knowledge of various computer applications including MS WORD, EXCEL, BNA, and the ability to quickly master financial accounting and tax compliance systems.

  • Master of Tax or JD-LLM preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with outside tax consultants, taxing and gaming authority personnel and all levels of employees.


  • This job may or may not have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Responsible for staff development and training programs.

  • Responsible for rewards and recognition program to maximize employee engagement.

  • Evaluates team members within department and delivers constructive feedback to employees regarding performance.

  • Provides recommendation for staffing (including interviewing and hiring) and scheduling (planning, assigning, and directing work) to meet business needs.

  • Manages work procedures and expedites workflow.

  • Provides recommendation for employee performance (disciplining, coaching, and counseling).


Ability to read and interpret documents in English, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read and communicate verbally in English. Written communication skills in in English may also be required.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Employee must be able to qualify for licenses and permits required by federal, state, and local regulations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and must have the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employee could be exposed to an environment containing unrestricted secondhand tobacco smoke.

We’ve grown to become the most innovative omnichannel provider of entertainment experiences, thanks to our 12 retail brands representing 43 destinations across North America, online gaming via Barstool Sportsbook and theScore |BET.

Being an industry leader means more than being a purveyor of fun. We are also committed to values like diversity and sustainability — for our community, our team members, our vendors, and our planet.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Starting salary is $150,000 and may increase with experience.

Starting Salary: USD $150,000.00/Yr.

Job/Display ID: 2022-100733

External Company URL: http://www.pennentertainment.com/