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Employee Tax & Immigration Advisory (Middle East & APAC) Specialist

Job Location: Sydney

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00533211

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- Job description

Level:                        Specialist /Senior Consultant

Workforce:                Enterprise/Finance/Tax

Function:                   Employee Tax & Immigration Advisory (Middle East & APAC)

Subfunction:             Global Tax Group

Specialty:                 Tax & Immigration Risk Management, Strategy and Advisory                                    

 

Job Summary

 

An Employee Tax & Immigration Advisory Specialist/Senior Consultant within Global Tax is a key position in our organization. Generally these Specialists are Subject Matter Experts in several areas (immigration, income and social taxes, policies, compensation plans) for domestic and cross border employees. They have strong individual tax expertise that enables them to cover both domestic and cross border equity plans issues.

 

An Employee Tax & Immigration Advisory Specialist is accountable for the internal provision of Individual Income Tax and Immigration Advisory Services and for managing tax and immigration risk and compliance for the countries of responsibility within their Region/ Geographic Unit or Area.

 

The role supports a couple of Managers in covering a number of countries across the Middle East and APAC regions. They are engaged in highly visible issue resolution and it is expected that in addition to their own geographical responsibilities,  the Specialist will also contribute to Global Tax and/or People Mobility initiatives for the APAC region or globally. 

 

They also closely partner with the on-shore mobility service delivery teams, offshore service delivery teams and the People Mobility GU Coordinator to ensure the smooth delivery of People Mobility (PM) operations by the relevant teams.

 

The role will provide tax and immigration advisory services to internal teams to :

  1. Help Client Engagement teams make well-informed staffing decisions during proposal/deal shaping.

  2. Determine Tax planning opportunities for complex/executive cross-border assignments; and

  3. Manage the Company’s and employee’s risk and compliance for personal income tax, employment taxes, and immigration.

     

    An Employee Tax & Immigration Advisory Specialist will:

  • Provide employee tax planning and risk management for countries of responsibility with the objective of minimizing tax costs for Accenture, as well as Accenture’s Senior Executives/employees/cross border assignees

  • Interpret regulatory change and the impact to the Company and our employees. Work with cross-functions as needed to implement changes to processes to maintain ongoing compliance as regulations evolve.

  • Have regular interaction with Accenture stakeholders/leadership; other internal teams including the People Mobility (“PM”) GU Coordinator, PM on-shore and off-shore operations teams and external vendors

  • Ensure control points are working effectively for managing risk and compliance with PM operations teams

  • Be directly responsible for managing relationships with key executives and others outside of the team. 

  • Have accountability to other internal groups for Accenture and be responsible for decisions that impact an area/group outside the team regarding Employee Tax and Immigration Advisory Services (liaise with Controllership, Finance, HR and Legal, where appropriate)

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

  • Have significant direct financial responsibility for countries of responsibility (for example: savings regarding tax planning opportunities, tax audit costs or savings, immigration and employee tax SOWs)

  • Provide input on tax and immigration implications for all Mobility policies.

  • Be responsible for and ensure implementation of any employee tax & immigration policy changes in line with global guidelines in country(ies) of responsibility

Relationships:

 

Reports to:                             Employee Tax & Immigration Advisory Area Lead/s

 

Supervises                          No direct reports, however to manage relationships with locally based and offshore PM Service Delivery teams.

 

External Relationships      Tax service provider, tax authorities, immigration authorities, immigration service provider, GU business stakeholders, PM GU Leads, PM onshore and offshore teams.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education:    

  • University degree or equivalent higher education qualification

  • Qualification in a related field (e.g. Tax, immigration) an advantage

Work Experience: 

  • 2+ years with a big 4 expatriate global mobility tax or immigration department, and/or managing expatriate administration in a large multinational corporation required.

  • Experience with immigration advisory in the Middle East or across multiple countries in the APAC region an advantage.

Work Requirements:                                         

  • None – possible need to travel intermittently (less than 5% travel) 

  • Accenture supports flexible working arrangements

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong customers service and advisory skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

  • Good foundation in international tax technical skills

  • Some immigration experience is an advantage

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

  • Strong conflict management skills

  • Ability to pay attention to detail essential

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational abilities

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi task

  • Management of delivery of external professional advice

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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