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International Tax Manager

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

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An International Tax Manager is responsible for advising multinational clients in a large variety of industries 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 Manager will be charged with advising clients on a broad spectrum of international tax matters including tax planning, research, quantitative analysis, modeling of tax impacts of planning and international tax compliance. The International Tax Manager will manage international tax consulting projects for multinational businesses including identifying planning and optimization needs, developing solutions, communicating to the client in a non-technical manner while managing risk and coordinating the overall implementation process between the client, BDO internal services teams, BDO member firms globally and outside advisors. The Manager will also assess international tax filing obligations for the multinational structure(s), reviewing the international tax returns and overseeing the international tax compliance process, where appropriate, in addition to reviewing/developing tax technical positions. This role will also serve as a career advisor, train, and develop tax associates in addition to marketing, networking, and business development within area of experience.

Job Duties:

Tax Consulting:
  • Assists clients and BDO client service teams in developing ideas, structures, and transactions - with a focus on international matters
  • Interprets existing and new tax laws and client facts to maximize client benefits and identifies need for other expert resources, internal and external, to assist where necessary
  • Coordinates with foreign BDO offices
  • Coordinates completion of any international tax compliance/reporting requirements with client service team created through consulting engagement
  • Assists in managing client expectations
  • Understands, develops, and maintains workplans for tax consulting projects
  • Identifies financial reporting and cash tax impact of various consulting engagements
  • Applies basic knowledge and understanding of transfer pricing and foreign tax regimes

Tax Specialization:
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of the technical and practical international tax issues and opportunities and explores specializing in one or more international tax areas
  • Organizes and conducts effective internal training sessions in the area of specialization
  • Develops knowledge base of and personal network with professionals in selected foreign jurisdictions

Research:
  • 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 Written Tax Advice (WTA) and confers with National Tax Office as appropriate

Tax Compliance:
  • Assists in managing client engagements
  • Assists in conducting detailed review of international aspects of U.S. tax reporting and other client supplied data and identifies basic issues throughout the engagement
  • Applies an in-depth knowledge of U.S. tax compliance and other filing requirements as they relate to a client's international operations, structures, and transactions

Tax Controversy:
  • Represents clients before the IRS on contested issues, as appropriate, and with assistance and guidance from senior international tax professionals

ASC 740-10:
  • Applies standards, firm policies and BDO Tax Quality Manual requirements
  • Assists in reviewing international aspects of tax provisions including coordination of BDO colleagues in non-US jurisdictions
  • Trains others in international tax aspects of ASC 740Other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the day-to-day workload of International Tax 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 Senior Associates, Associates, and Interns
  • Acts as mentor to International Tax Senior Associates, Associates, and Interns, as appropriate

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree, required; focus in Accounting or another business related major, preferred
  • Juris Doctorate degree, LLM and/or MST/MBT, preferred

Experience:
  • Four (4) or more years of prior experience in corporate tax, international tax or legal professional services or equivalent experience through an advanced degree program, required
  • Experience in international tax, required
  • Prior experience supervising tax professionals on a project or engagement basis, preferred

License/Certifications:
  • 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

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

Language:
  • N/A

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex technical items to target audience so that relevant issues are clearly understood
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to effectively manage a team of tax professionals and delegate work assignments as needed
  • 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 forms
  • Advanced understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding one or more areas of taxation and law
  • Possesses a working knowledge of the application of standards that guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products in the taxation field

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: $76,000 - $160,000
  • NYC/Long Island/Westchester Range: $76,000 - $160,000

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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