Job Description

Employee Tax & Immigration Associate Manager – Payroll and Employment Tax - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Location : UK

Career Level : Associate Manager

Salary : Up to £60,000 dependant on skills and experiences.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

The role

An Employee Tax (ET) Associate Manager will be part of the global tax team who sit in the Finance department. ET are subject matter experts in several areas including: income and social taxes, equity tax planning, comp & bens tax planning, position and policy setting, internal and external audit management for domestic (e.g. UK employees) and cross border assignees. ET are accountable for the internal provision of employee and payroll tax advice to manage tax risk and compliance for Accenture. 

The Associate Manager role will work with the London based ET team to support the UK & Ireland. The Associate Manager will partner with the on-shore and off-shore Global Mobility (GM) service delivery teams and Employment Law (EL) teams, to provide guidance and direction on the development, controls, and oversight of our mobility compliance programs. The Associate Manager will also work closely with local Payroll and Reward teams to provide guidance and direction on the tax treatment of employee benefits, rewards and expenses.

The ET&I Advisory Associate Manager will:

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

  • Determine tax planning opportunities for complex/executive cross-border assignments

  • Provide employee tax planning and risk management with the objective of minimizing tax costs for Accenture,

  • Advise payroll and reward teams on income and social tax implications of rewards and benefits programmes

  • Interpret legal and regulatory changes and collaborate across functions as needed to maintain ongoing compliance under new laws, regulations and/or policies.

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

  • Supervise the management of tax vendor relationships

  • Provide input on tax implications for mobility related policies.

  • Review and advise on cross border tax and employment tax implications and compliance for companies acquired by Accenture under V&A


We are looking for experience in the following skills

  • Income and social tax advisory and international tax technical experience

  • Experience in payroll – either modified or domestic

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong conflict management skills

  • Strong customer service and advisory skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational abilities

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task

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

  • Strong knowledge of common applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Education:     University degree or equivalent higher education qualification and ideally professional qualification such as ACA, CIMA, CTA, ATT, etc.

Work Experience:  Experience with a global mobility tax or employment tax team within Big 4 or in a large multinational corporation. Experience in either mobility or employment tax is essential.

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Closing Date for Applications 31/03/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, 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 applicable law.

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

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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