Tax Senior Manager -Global Information Reporting- Washington National Tax

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RSM’s International Tax practice consists of professionals nationwide with broad experience in international tax matters. The practice advises clients on outbound and inbound structure planning, foreign tax credit, global tax planning, transfer pricing analysis, compliance, ASC 740, information reporting and withholding (including FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS)), foreign assignment planning and general international business planning.

We currently are seeking a candidate with strong experience in U.S. back-up, nonresident alien, and FATCA reporting and withholding tax matters as well as experience with the Common Reporting Standards (CRS) (collectively referred to as Global Information Reporting or “GIR”) to join our International Tax practice. The individual will be a part of our Washington National Tax Practice and can be based out of any of our West Coast locations.

This position will provide leadership and technical support for developing and providing GIR services.  The candidate will cover areas such as withholding tax on cross-border transactions, double tax treaties, outbound risk and process reviews, FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The candidate will be responsible for generating revenue and driving growth and profitability to the GIR practice.

In addition to strong tax technical capabilities, the candidate must demonstrate proven business development, growth, and project management skills, the ability to lead teams and advise senior level executives, and the ability to partner with business teams from across all geographies and at all levels. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Global Information Reporting related advisory and compliance projects.

  • Consult with and advise internal and external clients on U.S. back-up, nonresident alien, FATCA, and CRS reporting and withholding requirements for various arrangements including complex cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions

  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments impacting reporting and withholding requirements and draft thought leadership regarding the impact

  • Review tax information returns prepared by staff including IRS Forms 1042, 1042-S, 1099, Foreign Bank Account Reports, FATCA and CRS reports

  • Support RSM teams and member firms nationally on GIR related projects and issues and develop service offerings for dissemination to teams or business units

  • Be a driving force in the growth and expansion of GIR services throughout the firm

  • Drive growth and profitability to the GIR practice by generating revenue and sales for existing clients, identifying leads and developing relationships for new clients and prospects, drafting responses to requests responding to RFPs, drafting proposals, and leading pursuits nationally

  • Lead practice development activities and formulation of marketing and growth strategies and execution of firm plans and goals

  • Manage and mentor staff and managers, execute annual performance reviews, and serve as a career advisor to members of the GIR team

  • Establish steps, responsibilities, and timelines for GIR projects and compliance efforts 

  • Heavy research and drafting or reviewing tax memorandums, tax protests, and other correspondence regarding tax information reporting and withholding issues

  • Lead internal training sessions and client educational workshops on FATCA, CRS, and other information reporting and withholding topics upon request

  • Reviewing research findings and ensure conclusions are consistent with firm policies and professional standards

  • Build relationships across lines of business to ensure excellent client service through an integrated service approach

  • Travel is required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, – CPA, EA, JD or MST preferred

  • Minimum 10 years of tax information reporting and withholding experience in a corporate, public accounting or law firm environment (Big 4 experience preferred)

  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing tax professionals

  • Strong knowledge of IRC Chapters 3,4, and 61with the ability to consult and advise on related issues

  • Proven ability to generate and manage revenue and oversee closing and execution of deals

  • Candidates with a portable book of business and relationships given strong preference.

  • Experience with handling IRS exams, consulting on related tax compliance including preparation of Forms 1042,1042-S, and FATCA reports

  • Proven ability to develop and implement policies and procedures, including the design and documentation of detailed process flows

  • Ability to resolve issues quickly; well organized with strong management skills

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people.  We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off.  We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients.  Learn more about our total rewards at https://rsmus.com/careers/working-at-rsm/benefits.

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process and/or employment/partnership.  RSM is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-274-3978 or send us an email at careers@rsmus.com

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). If you are a recent U.S. college / university graduate possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience in a same or similar role to the one for which you are applying, excluding internships, you may be eligible for hire as an experienced associate.

Compensation Range: $145,600 – $292,600

Individuals selected for this role will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance.

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