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Accenture Federal Services

North America Midwest Market Unit and Accenture Federal Services Tax Planning Manager

3+ months agoChicago, IL

Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: Chicago (preferred) or Walnut Creek (San Francisco/Sacramento area)

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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.

Job Description:

North America Midwest Market Unit and Accenture Federal Services Tax Planning Manager (Midwest/AFS Tax Planning Manager) will be responsible for delivering tax services to Ventures & Acquisitions (V&A) and Client Engagements for both the Midwest Market Unit and Accenture Federal Services (AFS).

This includes but is not limited to evaluating and efficiently structuring both Client Engagements and Ventures & Acquisitions, while addressing the impact of taxes across the entire deal lifecycle. The Midwest/AFS Tax Planning Manager will manage deals and work directly with client leadership teams and Accenture leadership in corporate functions (Finance, Legal, etc.) to ensure that tax objectives related to Accenture's corporate transactions are achieved.


Tax Management:
  • Manage to completion all phases of the tax support process including deal review, planning, coordination and preparation of required deliverables.
  • Assist Accenture in reaching its tax and business goals through identification and mitigation of tax risks/costs and implementation of strategic tax planning solutions, including business/finance operations and integration.

Develop Key Relationships:
  • Work collaboratively with other Accenture subject matter experts (SMEs including Corporate Development and Transaction Services, Finance, Legal, HR, Treasury and Internal Procurement), project leadership teams and outside advisors to co-develop business focused tax planning solutions.
  • Build positive working relationships with Accenture leadership and serve as a key business advisor on all tax related matters associated with the deal.

Demonstrate Thought Leadership:
  • Support the team with research and assist in developing solutions to manage and mitigate the implications of tax law changes.
  • Remain up to date on current tax laws and practices and support research, analysis, and development of internal Accenture communications strategies for any changes that may impact a deal to Accenture project leadership teams.

Reports To: North America Midwest Market Unit and Accenture Federal Services Tax Director

Job Responsibilities:
  • Identify and assess multi-jurisdictional tax risk levels and costs of major deals.
  • Develop workplans and staffing requirements for tax support to deals.
  • Meet with client deal teams and client/vendor tax department personnel (primarily virtual) as appropriate to gather requisite information and negotiate tax aspects of major deals.
  • Review all applicable information for major client engagement and ventures & acquisitions deals to determine applicable legal, indirect tax, employment tax, income tax, immigration and other tax related business issues.
  • Coordinate with and co-develop tax planning solutions with federal, state and local, sales & use, and employment tax teams in the US.
  • Coordinate with Accenture Area Tax Leads outside the US for input from a local tax perspective and support drafting of appropriate tax guidance in response to requests.
  • Draft and negotiate tax efficient terms and conditions for Accenture's contracts/legal documents.
  • Communicate tax planning solutions to internal and external stakeholders and implement risk mitigation/tax planning strategies to maximize Accenture profit/return on investment.
  • Communicate and present tax findings, potential impact of such findings on structure and other related tax issues with senior leadership and project teams.
  • Prepare appropriate tax documentation.
  • Advocate and validate compliance with internal Accenture tax policies and procedures.
  • Advocate and manage engagement level utilization of global tax tools and technology.
  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with our outside counsel and accounting firms assisting on V&A deals.
  • Analyze financial models to determine the impact of tax planning ideas on income taxes payable.
  • Manage strategic tax projects, including projects with other parts of the Tax group as necessary.

Role requirements:
  • Based in Chicago (preferred) or Walnut Creek (San Francisco/Sacramento area).
  • Writing sample may be requested.
  • Minimal or no travel required.
  • Flexible work arrangements.

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Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years of transactional tax experience in either US federal income tax technical or global indirect (transaction) tax planning ina legal, tax or accounting services firmand/orlarge multinational corporate environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent course of study is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Tax planning experience in either (1) mergers & acquisitions or (2) large global client service agreements in a multinational company or professional services (legal, tax, or accounting) firm environment.
  • Law degree, Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or CPA preferred.
  • Working knowledge of global indirect (transaction) taxes such as US sales & use, goods and services (GST), and value-added (VAT) taxes.
  • Tax planning experience with both V&A and large client service agreements is preferred but is not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams), advanced Excel skills preferred.

Professional Skills Requirements:

  • Outstanding teaming and English language communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Self-starter with the ability and confidence to work well in an unstructured, dynamic environment and ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks to completion.
  • Has led a team.
  • Ability to gather, assimilate, analyze and summarize information on Accenture transactions from multiple sources. Specifically, read, analyze, and interpret tax and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Customer focused with ability to quickly respond to inquiries.
  • Effectively present/communicate tax technical topics to client engagement, finance teams and other non-tax professionals.
  • Keen attention to detail and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian.

As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Coloradoonly, the range of starting pay for this role is $90,900 - $153,299 andinformation on benefits offered is here.

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CA - Walnut Creek,IL - Chicago

Job ID: accenture_federal-R00020177
Employment Type: Other