Tax Manager

Apr 20, 2024
El Segundo, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

We are a global video game organization based out of Seoul, South Korea. The name derives from the slogan “Keep the craftsmanship on,” a rendition of our commitment to developing and publishing world-class games from our studios and publishing centers across the globe.  You may know us as the developers and publishers of PUBG: Battlegrounds, The Callisto Protocol, Subnautica, Defense Derby, and more. Our stellar studios based across the globe include PUBG Studios, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, Unknown Worlds and RisingWings.

What we are looking for:

The role of North America (NA) Tax Manager is newly created is response to increasing number of entities and complexities of the US/Canada operations of KRAFTON.


  • Prepare and/or review quarterly and annual income tax provisions for Krafton NA entities.
  • Model tax impact and properly reflect changes of accounting pronouncements, accounting standards updates, federal, state, and international income tax law changes.
  • Prepare and/or review federal, state and local tax returns, sales and use tax returns, and other miscellaneous returns of Krafton NA entities, including detailed supporting schedules and work papers.
  • Prepare and/or review quarterly estimated tax payments and extension payments Krafton NA entities.
  • Be point of contact for tax credit projects including R&D tax credit (Section 174) and FDII; Coordinate with internal R&D teams.
  • Work with accounting firm on annual transfer pricing documentation.
  • Assist with special projects such as implantation of tax planning, provision & compliance processes, analysis of income tax consequences of transactions, acquisitions, and divestitures, and projects relating to other business initiatives.
  • Respond to federal and state income tax notices/audit requests, be the point of contact for tax authorities.
  • Assist with employment tax (i.e. payroll tax).
  • Support expats’ US income tax filling.
  • Prepare withholding tax return for U.S. sourced income for Krafton US entities (i.e., Form 1042 reporting packages).
  • Deal with Permanent Establishment issues as needed.
  • Assist with Korea HQ’s US income tax returns (federal & state).
  • Collaborate with Krafton HQ Tax Team in relation to Global minimum Tax initiative (i.e., Pillar Two).
  • Advise and guide on tax-related matters including being tax reviewer on contracts/agreements.
  • File Form 1099 for Krafton US entities.
  • Prepare internal tax documentation as required.


  • Five working years in the corporate tax function at a private company and/or accounting firm.
  • Experience in preparing federal (Form 1120) and state income tax returns.
  • Experience in special tax topics such as R&D credit, FDII and transfer pricing.
  • Experience in income tax provisions as part of financial statement preparation.
  • Experience in tax compliance with companies whose HQ is incorporated in Korea is a plus.
  • Bilingual in English & Korean; able to communicate with HQ Tax Team in Korean language.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and manage and coordinate assigned projects independently.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Experience with SAP ERP is a plus.

Reasonable Accommodation

KRAFTON Americas is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the Company will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to apply for an open position, perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the HR Talent team at KRAFTON Americas, to begin the interactive process.

EEOC statement

KRAFTON Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.

In California, the expected salary range for this position is $120,000-$150,000. The listed expected salary range represents a good faith estimate and the actual pay may depend on a variety of job-related factors that can include experience, education, skills, and location.

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