North America Employment Tax Manager

Blue Horseshoe Solutions, Inc.

Chicago, IL

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: US negotiable

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Job Summary:

The Employee Tax (ET) Manager will be part of the Global Tax Group which sits within the Finance department. The ET Manager will be responsible for payroll and employment tax compliance, including individual and employer income and social taxes for domestic and cross border employees. The ET team is accountable for the internal provision of employee tax, employment/payroll tax, employment tax positions, and employment advice to manage tax risk and compliance for Accenture.

The Employee Tax Manager will interpret payroll and employment tax regulatory requirements and manage the related risks; set related tax policy and implement planning opportunities for Accenture's employees, cross-border assignees, and engagements. In addition, the manager will support related controversy/audit matters. The manager must demonstrate leadership ability as well as have the business acumen to work with Accenture’s Corporate Functions and senior leaders. This role will also need to exhibit a high degree of customer service in handling employee and leadership inquiries. The manager will generally be responsible for a large country or several countries called Market Units. In addition to their country or Market Unit responsibilities, they will have the opportunity to contribute to Global Tax and Mobility team initiatives and global projects.

As Mobility Operations are handled by Mobility onshore and offshore teams, the Employee Manager is required to set and agree control points with Mobility to ensure delivery of employee tax operations in accordance with internal policy, positions and legal requirements. They also closely partner with Mobility to ensure the smooth delivery of Mobility operations by the relevant teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interpret individual income tax, social tax, and employment tax regulatory changes, set taxability positions for compensation and benefits, and quantify the impact to the Company and our employees.

  • Work with and advise Payroll and Mobility teams, ensure controls are working effectively for managing tax risk and compliance.

  • Provide individual and employer income tax, social tax, and employment tax planning advice with the objective of managing risk and maximizing planning opportunities for Accenture and Accenture employees.

  • Determine tax planning opportunities for complex/executive cross-border assignments (e.g., residency, equity plans).

  • Provide input on employee/employment tax implications for Accenture policies.

  • Review and advise on income tax, social tax, and employment tax implications and compliance for companies acquired by Accenture.

  • Advise client engagement teams so they can make well-informed staffing decisions

  • Have financial responsibility for payroll taxes for their countries (for example: setting taxability of compensation and benefits for employer and employee, driving savings regarding tax planning opportunities and tax audits).

  • Have regular interaction with Accenture stakeholders and other internal teams including the Payroll and Mobility Market Unit Leads, Global Equity Services, Mobility on-shore and off-shore teams and work with other internal groups including Controllership, Finance, HR and Legal.

  • Supervise the management of payroll tax and individual income tax vendor relationships, negotiate vendor contracts/service levels and addresses service issues.

  • Direct audit/controversy response strategy manage internal and external stakeholders on a time bound and planned audit schedule, review positions and supporting documents, reconcile issues with tax auditors.

  • Have the opportunity to participate in global projects or initiatives.

Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: Employee Tax Market Unit or Area Lead

  • Supervises: No direct reports

  • External Relationships: Tax, and payroll service providers, tax authorities.

  • Internal / Cross-Functional Relationships: Market Unit (MU) business stakeholders, Mobility onshore and offshore teams, Payroll, Legal & Finance teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • CPA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in a big 4 expatriate global mobility / employment tax role, and/or managing expatriate or domestic employment/payroll tax administration in a large multinational corporation required.

  • Experience of working with team members remotely

  • Previous experience in payroll/employment tax and/or expatriate tax compliance and advisory

  • Vendor management experience is an advantage

Professional Skills:

  • Individual income, social and payroll/employment tax advisory experience required

  • International tax technical skills/expertise

  • Strong customer service and advisory skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience of working with a remote, multi-cultural team an advantage

  • Sound working knowledge of common applications (excel, word, outlook)

  • Strong conflict management skills

  • Ability to pay attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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