North America Employment Tax Manager
Organization: Corporate Functions/Financ
Location: US negotiable
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People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
Finance professionals prepare and interpret financial plans and reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations, including internal financial controls, to mitigate risk for the company. Finance professionals may also shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture's capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community.
The Employee Tax (ET) Manager will be part of the Global Tax Group which sits within the Finance department. The ET Manager will be responsible for payroll and employment tax compliance, including individual and employer income and social taxes for domestic and cross border employees. The ET team is accountable for the internal provision of employee tax, employment/payroll tax, employment tax positions, and employment advice to manage tax risk and compliance for Accenture.
The Employee Tax 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 a large country or several countries called Market Units. In addition to their country or Market Unit responsibilities, they will have the opportunity to contribute to Global Tax and Mobility team initiatives and global projects.
As Mobility Operations are handled by Mobility onshore and offshore teams, the Employee Manager is required to set and agree control points with Mobility to ensure delivery of employee tax operations in accordance with internal policy, positions and legal requirements. They also closely partner with Mobility to ensure the smooth delivery of Mobility operations by the relevant teams.
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 and advise Payroll and Mobility teams, 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.
Determine tax planning opportunities for complex/executive cross-border assignments (e.g., residency, equity plans).
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 and individual income 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 auditors.
Have the opportunity to participate in global projects or initiatives.
Reports to: Employee Tax Market Unit or Area Lead
Supervises: No direct reports
External Relationships: Tax, and payroll service providers, tax authorities.
Internal / Cross-Functional Relationships: Market Unit (MU) business stakeholders, Mobility onshore and offshore teams, Payroll, Legal & Finance teams