Job #1468: International Tax Counsel and Policy Director - NY-WA (9-30-20)

Job Title

International Tax Counsel and Policy Director

Location

New York City or Washington DC

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Position: International Tax Counsel and Policy Director

Reports to: Head of Policy and Program

General Description: The U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) advances the global interests of American business through advocacy that calls for an open system of world trade and investment in which business can succeed and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and sustainable development.  With a membership of Fortune 500 companies, global law firms and industry trade associations, USCIB is recognized at home and internationally as a trusted, non-partisan voice for business. 

USCIB is seeking a highly-skilled tax policy professional, drawing on extensive experience in corporate cross-border tax issues, to advise senior corporate executives in USCIB membership on the implications of global tax policies and negotiations for American companies.  The successful candidate will be responsible for representing U.S. business views in the international tax policy work of multilateral institutions such as the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations, and for maintaining relationships with USCIB’s international affiliate organizations (Business at OECD, International Chamber of Commerce, and International Organization of Employers) and the executive and legislative branches of U.S. government.

Specific Responsibilities:

Policy/Issues Management

  • Identify and track multiple international and domestic regulatory and policy issues related to international taxation. Facilitate development of consensus views on complex and divisive issues.
  • In consultation with committee members and drawing on established USCIB policy, draft positions and statements on such topics as BEPS, the taxation of the digitalizing economy and U.S. international tax regulations and develop comment letters to various governmental and international regulatory bodies.
  • Initiate and ensure timely representation of USCIB views to appropriate audiences (e.g., U.S. and foreign governments, international organizations, media).
  • Prepare committee action plans and periodic progress reports of committee accomplishments. Represent member views at conferences and other public forums. Attend OECD, UN, ICC, BIAC, and other meetings as required, and provide staff support for U.S. business delegations to these meetings.

 

Committee Administration

  • Manage USCIB’s Tax Committee, the information and advocacy body for global tax issues
  • Work with committee officers to schedule and plan committee meetings and subgroup meetings as necessary, including drafting agendas and securing outside speakers.
  • Work with a dedicated administrative program assistant to develop and distribute information, disseminate meeting materials, including meeting minutes, in a timely fashion.

 

Representation

  • Establish contacts and maintain ongoing liaison with multilateral institutions (OECD, UN).
  • Collaborate with staff counterparts in international and national business organizations.
  • Staff contacts in intergovernmental organizations (OECD, UN, ICC, BIAC).
  • Manage relationships with U.S. government, including the department of Treasury and Congressional staff, as well as with other U.S. general and sectoral business associations.
  • Represent USCIB in relevant international workshops, meetings and conferences.

 

Marketing/Communications/Membership Development

  • Organize an annual international tax conference in cooperation with the OECD and BIAC.
  • Effectively engage USCIB members and work with the Membership Department on an ongoing basis to demonstrate the value of and encourage member participation in committee work.
  • In cooperation with Membership Department, identify and help to recruit prospective member companies.
  • Provide content for marketing/communications materials, including press releases, and be USCIB’s Tax Policy interface with the media, as appropriate.
  • Report on committee activities for USCIB publications

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in international taxation issues and policy, preferably with both government and private sector experience
  • Law or post-graduate degree in a field related to international economics or international affairs
  • Experience with international organizations and strong understanding of OECD, UN and other relevant conventions, covenants, principles and guidelines related to international taxation
  • Highly organized to simultaneously manage multiple projects, activities and deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and effective negotiation skills
  • Ability to build consensus across industry sectors on key policy issues
  • 20% travel, mostly international
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen

 

Interested candidates should e-mail resume to Erin Breitenbucher at ebreitenbucher@uscib.org. Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program. Make sure to include Job #1468 in the subject line and to copy friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.