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Tax Senior Manager, International Tax Services

BDO Consulting
Grand Central, New York, United States
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
An International Tax Senior Manager is responsible for advising clients of the tax implications relating to their business objectives, recommending alternate courses of action, as well as identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations. In this role, the International Tax Senior Manager will be charged with marketing, networking and business development within his/her area of experience and specialization and maintaining key client relationships. Additionally, the International Tax Senior Manager is a critical part of the office's / region's Tax Services leadership team and in this capacity will act as source for guidance on international tax questions and issues.

Job Duties:

Tax Consulting
  • Develops, recommends and implements practical international tax consulting -ideas related to client situations
  • Ensures client service teams comply with firm policy regarding Written Tax Advice (WTA)
  • Identifies and resolves complex taxation issues by applying multiple tax functional specialties
  • Communicates complex technical matters to clients and other appropriate audiences to ensure relevant issues are understood and resolved, as needed

Tax Specialization
  • Continues to develop an in-depth understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding international tax
  • Acts as industry expert in international tax and services as U.S. resource for tax matters with selected foreign jurisdictions
  • Manages international tax services provided to assigned clients, including assessment of appropriate pricing structure for services
  • Identifies opportunities for tax alerts in areas of specialty and collaborates with National Tax Office on drafting of those alerts

Marketing and Business Development
  • Exhibits thought leadership in a specialized area within international tax
  • Recognized as industry group go-to person in international tax
  • Work with Specialized Tax Services and International Tax Partners, Local Office Managing Partner and local and regional Business Development Managers to develop and execute an effective marketing plan
  • Builds effective go-to-market strategies with Assurance Partners

  • Identifies complex situations when research is necessary providing an outline of the issue(s) and the appropriate source of research to be conducted
  • Analyzes researched facts and the sources utilized prior to composing a detailed report of the research findings
  • Prepares WTA and confers with National Tax Office as appropriate

Tax Compliance
  • Manages client engagements
  • Conducts detailed review of international tax aspects of U.S. tax reporting and other client supplied data and identifies complex and advanced issues throughout the engagement
  • Leverages compliance role to identify additional international tax issues and opportunities

Tax Controversy
  • Represents clients before U.S. tax authorities on international tax aspects of contested issues

ASC 740-10
  • Applies standards, Firm policies and BDO Tax Quality Manual requirements
  • Reviews international aspects of tax provisions including coordination of BDO colleagues in non-U.S. jurisdictions

Other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the day-to-day workload of International Tax, Managers, Senior Associates, Associates, and Interns on assigned engagements and reviews work product and ensures their technical development
  • Delivers periodic performance feedback and completes performance evaluations for International Tax Managers, Senior Associates, Associates, and Interns
  • Acts as mentor to International Tax Managers, Senior Associates and Associates and Interns, as appropriate

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree, required; degree with a focus in Accounting, preferred
  • J. D., LLM, and/or MST/MBT, preferred

  • Eight (8) or more years of prior experience in corporate tax, international taxation, legal professional services or equivalent experience gained through an advanced degree program, required
  • Experience in international tax, required
  • Experience supervising tax professionals on a project or engagement basis, required

  • CPA certification, Attorney (admitted to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction), or Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent ("EA") (or the equivalent of one of these designations), required

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint, preferred
  • Experience utilizing RIA, BNA, Lexis Nexis and/or Westlaw, preferred

  • N/A

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical and legal and tax research skills including building models and analysis of financial and numerical data
  • Strong organizational skills, especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capable of effective managing a team of tax professionals and delegating work assignments, as needed
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and client personnel
  • Ability to encourage team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel
  • Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements
  • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels
  • Advanced knowledge of sources of relevant information utilized in tax filings as well as the most widely-used filing forms and awareness of other less widely used tax forms
  • Advanced understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding one or more areas of taxation and law
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of general calculations and cause / effect for taxable conditions on clients and the potential tax issues
  • Strong legal writing background and familiarity with the IRAC method of analysis

Individual salaries that are offered to a candidate are determined after consideration of numerous factors including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and geography.
  • Range: $95,000 - $250,000
  • NYC/Long Island/Westchester Range: $95,000 - $250,000

About Us

Join us at BDO, where you will find more than a career, you'll find a place where your work is impactful, and you are valued for your individuality. We offer flexibility and opportunities for advancement. Our culture is centered around making meaningful connections, approaching interactions with curiosity, and being true to yourself, all while making a positive difference in the world.

At BDO, our purpose of helping people thrive every day is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we are focused on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes and value for our people, our clients, and our communities. BDO is proud to be an ESOP company, reflecting a culture that puts people first, by sharing financially in our growth in value with our U.S. team. BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services for a diverse range of clients across the U.S. and in over 160 countries through our global organization.

BDO is the first large accounting and advisory organization to implement an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). A qualified retirement plan, the ESOP offers participants a stake in the firm's success through beneficial ownership and a unique opportunity to enhance their financial well-being. The ESOP stands as a compelling addition to our comprehensive compensation and Total Rewards benefits* offerings. The annual allocation to the ESOP is fully funded by BDO through investments in company stock and grants employees the chance to grow their wealth over time as their shares vest and grow in value with the firm's success, with no employee contributions.

We are committed to delivering exceptional experiences to middle market leaders by sharing insight-driven perspectives, helping companies take business as usual to better than usual. With industry knowledge and experience, a breadth and depth of resources, and unwavering commitment to quality, we pride ourselves on:
  • Welcoming diverse perspectives and understanding the experience of our professionals and clients
  • Empowering team members to explore their full potential
  • Our talented team who brings varying skills, knowledge and experience to proactively help our clients navigate an expanding array of complex challenges and opportunities
  • Celebrating ingenuity and innovation to transform our business and help our clients transform theirs
  • Focus on resilience and sustainability to positively impact our people, clients, and communities

*Benefits may be subject to eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

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