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EY People Advisory Services - Mobility/Japanese Business Services (Expatriate Tax) Manager - Open Location in Des Moines, Iowa

People Advisory Services - Mobility/Japanese Business Services (Expatriate Tax) Manager - Open Location


Requisition # UNI00I8F

Post Date May 25, 2021

Managing global workforces is increasingly complex. People Advisory Services (PAS) builds and improves organizational and individual performance, delivering a highly complex and challenging mission, especially in an ever changing working environment. As a member of PAS, youll be part of a team with a wide variety of experiences and a supportive environment. When you join us you will gain unique experiences and valuable knowledge working across capabilities, sectors and geographies and have the opportunity to take your career in the direction you want.

The opportunity

Our PAS Mobility practice provides services to manage the cost and risks involved in HR plans, programs and systems related to a global workforce. We advise the part of business strategy related to people. As a Tax Manager, youll be providing strategic tax planning recommendations to clients. Youll have the opportunity to work with global clients to address their most complex people challenges, and ultimately improve and drive sustainable business results.

Your key responsibilities

With the Mobility Tax team, youll join a talented group of professionals that provide individual tax planning, compliance services and advice on tax implications related to the mobility of employees as well as corporate and employment tax planning. Our key capabilities include: Mobility Tax Compliance, Income Tax Advisory & calculations, Cross-Border Share based incentive schemes & expatriate compensation and Global and Local Employment Tax Compliance & Advisory.

You will be engaged in complex compliance and advisory work; working with colleagues all over the globe, completing tax returns, reviewing/signing off, writing correspondence, providing authoritative advice/guidance, and review tax cost estimates. Directly engaging our clients is vital, be ready to question and negotiate to provide results.

Key attributes for success

  • Successful delivery of Mobility (Expatriate) Tax projects: technical excellence and practical/business driven approach to solving complex client challenges

  • Provide quality US tax returns and overseas tax filings; preparing/reviewing calculations (international tax cost projections, equalization and hypothetical tax)

  • Generate revenue through identifying follow-on engagement opportunities and developing lasting relationships with clients; identify potential risks and opportunities to improve processes and acquire new business; contribute to business development and client pursuit activities

  • Lead workstreams from planning to implementation managing resources and budgets effectively

  • Develop understanding of expatriate tax issues, trends and tools, and maintaining your reputation as an authoritative professional

  • Managing, coaching, and developing junior resources and peers, focusing on their technical and client service skills to develop their career

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelors degree in related field; MST, MAcc or JD/LLM preferred

  • 5+ years relevant experience in expatriate tax: Big 4, global management consultancy firm, niche consultancy or in-house role with exposure to large-scale projects

  • US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or active state bar membership

  • An understanding of automated tax-processing systems, as well as tax laws

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to confidently influence colleagues and clients

  • Analytical approach to tax; ability to convert complex data into meaningful strategic insights

Ideally, youll also have

  • Exposure to US and international clients

What we look for

Were interested in professionals with the drive to take on new responsibilities and projects. Youll need the confidence to speak up with your own creative thoughts on a wide range of areas. Youll also have the opportunity to achieve your potential by being given professional development and experiences with clients across geographies. If youre keen to play a pivotal role within a highly focused expat tax team, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where youll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical, vision and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, 22 days of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and 3 paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Direct exposure to the most prestigious clients

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way thats right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply today.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.