Job Description

Job Summary

The Employee Tax & Immigration (ET&I) Manager will be part of the Global Tax Group which sits within the Finance department. The ET&I manager will be responsible for payroll and employment taxes, including individual and employer income and social tax for domestic and cross border employees. ET&I are accountable for the internal provision of employee tax, employment/payroll tax and immigration advice to manage tax and immigration risk and compliance for Accenture.

The Employee Tax & Immigration Manager will interpret payroll and employment tax regulatory requirements and manage the related risks; set related tax policy and implement planning opportunities for Accenture's employees, cross-border assignees, and engagements. In addition, the manager will support related controversy/audit matters. The manager must demonstrate leadership ability as well as have the business acumen to work with Accenture’s Corporate Functions and senior leaders. This role will also need to exhibit a high degree of customer service in handling employee and leadership inquiries.  The manager will generally be responsible for several countries which are collectively called a Market Unit.  In addition to their Market Unit responsibilities, they will have the opportunity to contribute to Global Tax initiatives and global projects.

The role will:

  • Interpret individual income tax, social tax, and employment tax regulatory changes, set taxability positions for compensation and benefits, and quantify the impact to the Company and our employees. 

  • Work with Payroll to ensure controls are working effectively for managing tax risk and compliance.

  • Provide individual and employer income tax, social tax, and employment tax planning advice with the objective of managing risk and maximizing planning opportunities for Accenture and Accenture employees. 

  • Provide input on employee/employment tax implications for Accenture policies.

  • Review and advise on income tax, social tax, and employment tax implications and compliance for companies acquired by Accenture.

  • Advise client engagement teams so they can make well-informed staffing decisions

  • Have financial responsibility for payroll taxes for their countries (for example: setting taxability of compensation and benefits for employer and employee, driving savings regarding tax planning opportunities and tax audits).

  • Have regular interaction with Accenture stakeholders and other internal teams including the Payroll and Mobility Market Unit Leads, Global Equity Services, Mobility on-shore and off-shore teams and work with other internal groups including Controllership, Finance, HR and Legal.

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

  • Direct audit/controversy response strategy, manage internal and external stakeholders on a time bound and planned audit schedule, review positions and supporting documents, reconcile issues with tax/immigration auditors.

  • Have the opportunity to participate in global projects or initiatives.


Reports to: Employee Tax & Immigration Market Unit Lead 

Supervises: No direct reports

External Relationships: Tax and payroll service providers, tax and immigration authorities.

Internal / Cross-Functional Relationships: Market Unit (MU) business stakeholders, Payroll, Legal & Finance teams

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Education: University degree or equivalent higher education qualification
Qualification in a related field (e.g. Tax, Law,etc)

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years in a big 4 payroll/employment tax role, and/or managing employment/payroll tax administration in a large multinational corporation required. 

Work Requirements:

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

  • Accenture supports flexible working arrangements

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Individual income, social and payroll/employment tax advisory experience required

  • International tax technical skills/expertise

  • Strong customer service and advisory skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

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

  • Strong conflict management skills

  • Ability to pay attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task

  • Vendor management experience is an advantage

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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