Job #1186: Head of Tax Compliance - New York, NY (7-8-19)

Job Title

Head of Tax Compliance

Location

New York

Salary

Open

Job Description:

Law firm is seeking a Head of Tax Compliance, based in the New York office, to lead and manage the tax team, including all aspects of tax compliance and partnership tax. The Head of Tax Compliance will manage five employees and have responsibility across the Firm’s international offices, ensuring a consistent service level in each location. The Head of Tax Compliance will ensure there is a well-controlled, efficient and customer focused full-service tax function.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage the operations of the tax team
    • Implement tax planning strategies while liaising with outside tax advisors
    • Monitor U.S. and international tax developments (ex. legislation, regulations, and changes in business operations) and communicate the necessary recommendations to management as to whether to take advantage of the changes or limit exposure
    • Mange the production process for Partners’ K-1’s with support from the Benefits and Partner Accounting teams, and ensure necessary reconciliations between cash income and taxable income are performed
    • Review various federal, state and international business filings, local tax registrations, and sales/value added tax returns prepared by the accounting team or outside tax advisors
    • Ensure international, federal, state and local election, filing and payment deadlines are met; file extensions when necessary, and maintain a detailed calendar of all deadlines
    • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of current and proposed tax department processes in reporting tax information across the Firm
    • Serve as the key point of contact during regulatory audits of international, federal, state and local tax filings when required, including year-end audit processes
    • Coordinate with Purchasing, Payroll and Human Resource departments on independent contractor determinations to ensure compliance with IRS rules on the proper classification of workers
    • Lead the preparation of comprehensive tax working papers, research memos and/or correspondence and maintain records related to tax returns and reports
    • Liaise with Partners’ personal tax advisors; provide explanations and documentation when needed
    • Review quarterly, with support from the Payroll team, market-based sourcing requirements for each state against the Firm’s time and travel reports
    • Undertake periodic special projects including the preparation of presentations and analyses for the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Committee, the evaluation of strategic financing and capital decisions, and the implementation of new processes
    • Develop regular, ad-hoc, and real-time/exception-based reporting in order to extract and interpret relevant information related to tax
    • Develop and maintain all necessary documentation for transfer pricing and support filings under the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting rules
    • Act as a liaison with the Firm’s Tax Matters Partner and external domestic and international tax advisors
    • Generate annual budget and monthly forecasts for tax-related accounts including business taxes, interest and penalties and withholding taxes
    • Liaise with the Partner Services/Partner Accounting teams on tax issues related to various partner transactions, such as the return of capital, draws, other distributions, annual allocations and charges
    • Collaborate across the Finance department to increase efficiency in financial processes that cross departmental lines
    • Work with the Firm’s Controller to ensure that the appropriate internal controls are in place over the accounting for various taxes and tax related balances
    • Respond to internal and external auditors’ comments concerning tax operations and oversee required action to address deficiencies
    • Develop, regularly update and monitor personnel’s adherence to the Tax Section of the Firm’s Global Finance Policy and Procedure Manual

     Job Qualifications:

    • CPA Certification required. Enrolled Agent certification a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required
    • 10+ years of related experience with at least five years in a public accounting firm
    • Demonstrable experience of partnership tax compliance and accounting
    • Significant US states tax experience required
    • Experience with international tax laws highly regarded, particularly UK, France, Hong Kong, China and Brazil
    • Knowledge of and experience working with various accounting and tax systems
    • Understanding, and delivery, of an effective control environment across multiple locations
    • Ability to adjust to new, different, or changing requirements while conveying a sense of urgency
    • Must be a hands on manager, capable of operating in a fast-paced environment
    • Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute strategically by identifying and implementing business process improvements
    • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills with an attention to detail
    • Strong leadership experience, with excellent interpersonal skills and collaboration abilities. Must be able to partner with functional counterparts

     

    Interested candidates should send resumes to Brian Pietraccini at: brian.pietraccini@russelltobin.com. Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #1186 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre and Isabella Brilliant at friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.