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

Job Location: Open

Job Number: 39087

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Accenture’s Finance organization is composed of the best and brightest minds in professional finance. You’ll join other exceptional professionals who deliver the financial services and strategic business partnerships that help drive and sustain profitable growth across all five Accenture businesses—Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. Our more than 5,800 people around the world are incredibly talented, creative, innovative and motivated.
Corporate Functions—including Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, and Workplace Solutions--offers the essential expertise that enables our more than 394,000 employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Be the engine that powers Accenture, a $31 billion company that provides consulting and outsourcing services to more than 40 industries--including 94 of the Fortune 100, and governments around the world.

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.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
University degree or equivalent higher education qualification
Qualification in a related field (e.g. Tax, immigration) an advantage
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
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 profe
University degree

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