Tax Senior (Expatriate / Inpatriate Tax)
Global Mobility Tax, LLP - Los Altos, CA

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Position Summary

Global Mobility Tax is dedicated to providing Expatriate Tax & HR Solutions specifically tailored to each global company’s needs. We act swiftly and responsively in the best interests of our clients while always exemplifying the highest standard of personal touch services in the industry. The position of Tax Senior is responsible for the review of individual inbound and outbound international assignee U.S. income tax returns, preparation of more advanced returns, as well as tax equalizations, completing assignment cost projections, conducting compensation reviews and thoughtful tax research and planning. Developing and supervising staff, assisting in client management and practice development activities are also required.

Core Job Responsibilities

 Tax Consulting: Implement standard tax methods to provide clients with maximum tax benefits. Document all significant tax positions and deliverables. Assist in the development of client consulting project plans and provide support for completion of those projects. Review assignment tax projections and tax accruals for home and host countries. Plan and review year-end compensation reviews. Assist with development of client-specific assignment letters and tax equalization policies. Perform effective tax research.
 Tax Compliance: Conduct detailed review on tax returns, prepare review notes and identify potential tax issues. Plan and supervise the tax process and procedures to be performed. Prepare and/or review work-papers and compensation sourcing including equity transactions.
 Tax Controversy: Respond to tax notices; Assist audited clients before U.S. tax authorities.
 Tax Specialization: Versed in U.S. individual federal and state income taxation and solid understanding of transfer year residency issues and elections, including foreign earned income and housing exclusions. Also versed in various tax reimbursement methodologies, tax treaties and country-specific tax minimization techniques. Working knowledge and practical application of income tax treaties and totalization agreements. Provide basic advice on U.S. payroll reporting for expatriate compensation, including hypothetical taxes. Conduct tax briefings with assignees.
 Tax Related Software: Utilize CCH® tax preparation software, project work-stream, research and billing modules. BNA for tax projections and tax equalizations. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Reader and Writer.
 Strategy Development: Assist in the analysis of global tax implications to identify alternative courses of actions to benefits clients.
 Supervisory Responsibilities: Provide appropriate guidance and mentoring to more junior associates and interns on the team. Lead and direct team member activities to accomplish company goals.

 Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Manager or other related filed required
 Advanced degree in Accounting or Tax preferred
 Prior study abroad or international work experience highly valued

 Two (2) to four (4) years of experience in individual income tax preparation
 Expatriate tax experience preferred
 Prior experience in a customer / professional services environment preferred

 Actively pursuing CPA or Enrolled Agent certification, if seeking advancement in the firm

 Fluent in written and spoken English, foreign languages highly desired

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
 Strong work ethic, self-directed, honest and ethical
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Possesses superior customer service skills
 Capable of working and communicating effectively with professionals at all levels, some remote
 Able to work in a deadline-driven environment, handle multiple projects / tasks and attention to detail
 Capable and willing to work additional hours as necessary and travel to various client sites
 Superior analytical, diagnostic skills and ability to apply analysis in determining appropriate next steps
 Excellent computer skills and the aptitude to learn new software applications
 Capable of delegating and supervising work assignments as needed
 Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and client personnel
 Other duties as required

About this company
Our firm is dedicated exclusively to the tax and HR issues impacted by global mobility. Our quality people and high-touch client service...