CORPORATE SENIOR TAX MANAGER - ZURICH – GENEVA – LONDON

Employer
US Tax & Financial Services Sàrl
Location
ZURICH – GENEVA – LONDON
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2022

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Sector
Finance, Legal, Accounting Firm
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, Experienced, Manager
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ABOUT US

As a strong independent firm, affiliated to a global network, we specialise in the fast-moving US tax compliance field. 

We design our culture to reflect our values, involving all our teams, without being driven by red tape or excessive bureaucracy. 

You make a difference with us from day one!

With over 35 years of experience in the tax compliance industry, we take pride in delivering world-class client service across our offices in London, Zurich, and Geneva to a continuously expanding client base spread across over 30 countries. We specialize in providing tax advice, planning and compliance services for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and estates subject to the US tax system.

USTAXFS is part of the GGI global network – https://www.ggi.com/

POSITION OVERVIEW 

The Senior US Tax Manager is an essential and senior role within the Corporate Tax Group (CTG), and requires a strong PE funds, Foreign Partnerships and Corporations US tax background. The post holder will assist the CTG with key tasks, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness whilst keeping processes, procedures, and work paper documentation in line with standards, and providing guidance to the rest of the division on issues and questions as they arise.

There is a clear path of promotion to Associate Director from this role, providing an excellent opportunity to develop your career within an experienced European team. Our preference is for the role to be based in Switzerland and to be part of the local Swiss management team; as the corporate team works closely across borders, a London office location may also be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and direct workflow, engagements, and staff with respect to timing, training, deadlines, filing requirements, tasks, workpapers, returns and staffing for all Swiss CTG work plus individual corporate work and some trust work.
  • Manage and mentor CTG staff, including training, technical issues, new IRS regs, staffing and workflow.
  • Client relationship management of all Swiss CTG clients.
  • Engagement management for all CTG clients (directly or indirectly) with respect to the work to be done (fees, fee quotes and fee structure, sending ELs, internal processes etc.) to ensure deadlines are met in all cases for all clients for all forms.
  • Respond to staff/client questions on technical issues, filing requirements, tax implications for all corporate forms but especially 1065/K1, corporations 1120 & 1120F (foreign and domestic), 5471, 5472, 8865, 8858, 926, W8 forms and withholding rules. 
  • Sign off on all CH CTG returns (1065 and 1065/K1, 1120, 1120F, 5471, 8865, 8858 are primary)
  • CTG tax trainings several times throughout the year/as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Significant technical knowledge AND compliance experience of US tax law as it applies to foreign PE funds, foreign partnerships, and corporations.  Experience should be current and extensive in the international compliance area. 
  • Significant practical experience in the preparation, review and topside of all CTG client types (funds & partnerships 1065/K1s, corporations 1120 and 1120F (foreign and domestic), 5471s, 5472s, W8 requirements and withholding rules
  • Ability to manage complex client engagements, complex tax issues, have knowledge and experience in reviewing/directing the kinds of work the CTG focuses on (see above list).
  • Ability to manage and mentor staff, communicate effectively, provide direction to juniors about how to resolve tax questions/issues as well as workpaper preparation, return preparation in the locator etc.
  • Ability to delegate effectively and develop staff (training, mentoring, constructive review points etc).
  • Must be able to take responsibility for all aspects of an engagement but know when and how to delegate for efficiency.
  • Must be able to topside (with appropriate technical knowledge) all CTG returns for Switzerland and some for the UK.
  • Ability to take the experience and knowledge into the sales market
  • Be a technical resource for the CTG.
  • Have knowledge of PE funds and corporate structures to enable consulting on structuring questions as it arises.
  • Develop and maintain network, participate in conferences and marketing/networking activities

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have an active CPA, Enrolled Agent or J.D. certification.
  • 9+ years of experience in taxation and public accounting or related field
  • Significant management experience.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior individual, looking to work in Switzerland * for a reputable US tax firm, further information available on Careers - US Tax & Financial Services (ustaxfs.com)

*If required, we can assist with the legal requirements regarding a work visa.

 

If you are interested in the role, please forward your details including current remuneration via the APPLY button,  quoting reference COR/22/04 or contact Noemi Ares-Birch at n.ares-birch@ustaxfs.com

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