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 tax compliance, including individual and employer income and social taxes 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 including social security legislation 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 on-shore and offshore teams, the Employee Tax & Immigration Manager is required to set and agree control points with Mobility to ensure delivery of employee tax and immigration 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.
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 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 & immigration 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.
Determine immigration compliance requirements in consultation with vendors and Legal, setting related internal policy and process safeguards.
Supervise the management of payroll tax and immigration 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 or Area Lead
Supervises: No direct reports
External Relationships: Tax, immigration and payroll service providers, tax, social security and immigration authorities
Internal / Cross-Functional Relationships: Market Unit (MU) business stakeholders, Mobility onshore and offshore teams, Payroll, Legal & Finance teams
Education: University degree or equivalent higher education qualification
Qualification in a related field (e.g. Tax, Law)
5+ years in a big 4 expatriate global mobility / employment tax role, and/or managing expatriate or domestic employment/payroll tax/ social security administration in a large multinational corporation required.
Experience of working with team members remotely
Previous experience in payroll/employment tax and/or expatriate tax compliance and advisory
None – possible need to travel intermittently (less than 5% travel)
Accenture supports flexible working arrangements