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The Johns Hopkins University Tax Office reports through the Controller to the university’s senior leadership. The Tax Office is responsible for all the institution's domestic and international tax matters and is an integral member of this high-performing, client-focused team.
The Tax Office is looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of the Assistant Director for International Tax. This individual will support the global business activities of the university and its operating entities by collaborating with university leadership, international experts serving in other university departments (e.g. Human Resources and Office of General Counsel) and all other stakeholders to monitor the university’s foreign tax presence and oversee the execution of tax compliance associated with international operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Assistant Director for International Tax will bring knowledge of accounting principles and international tax rules and regulations, particularly international tax rules and regulations related to tax-exempt organizations.
In addition to this knowledge, the Assistant Director for International Tax demonstrates high levels of competency with written and oral communication, including the need to explain complex international tax topics to individuals outside of the Tax Office who may not be familiar with these tax compliance obligations and related concepts. This individual is flexible and easily able to adapt to accomplish management’s priorities and goals.
The essential duties for the Assistant Director for International Tax include, but are not limited to:
Ensure that all international tax filings (e.g. corporate taxes, payroll taxes and VAT/GST) for the university and its international operating entities are timely filed.
Monitor the university’s foreign tax presence and determine, with support from outside advisors, when additional tax registrations and filings are required.
Collaborate with international experts serving in other university departments (e.g Human Resources and Office of General Counsel) to provide international compliance support to university divisions.
Recommend actions and/or resolve complex and unstructured problems often spanning various organizational functions.
Recommend and execute best practices in supporting university global activities; introduce innovative tools and services to improve efficiency and compliance.
Collaborate with university leaders and stakeholders to build and enhance university policies and procedures related to international tax and international business.
Serve on institution-wide committees to support on-going international tax compliance.
Manage the university’s external international tax advisors.
Educate university departments and stakeholders as to the tax rules and regulations applicable to the university’s operations.
Supervise, manage, develop, coach and mentor staff in the area of international tax.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Tax Director including special projects.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Ability to perform tasks independently.
Ability to exercise the utmost confidentiality in every aspect.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Demonstrates strong project management, planning, organizational and problem solving skills.
Demonstrates respect for process and exercises diplomacy in working with subject matter experts, stakeholders, team members, and leadership.
Develops a strong understanding of the University’s culture and vision to effectively participate in change management strategies.
Develops presentations, briefings, and decision memos that communicate effectively with clients, senior leadership, Trustees or other audiences.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Strong relationship-building, collaboration, and influencing skills needed to counsel and work effectively with all levels within the university.
Strong research skills, ability to analyze and interpret complex regulatory language in a broad range of foreign jurisdictions and apply rules to university facts and circumstances.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field required. Graduate education in Accounting, Business, Finance, Tax, or related field strongly preferred.
Seven to ten years of progressively responsible related work experience required. Significant international tax experience required. Non-Government Organization (NGO) and/or Higher Education experience strongly preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
CPA strongly preferred
Classified Title: Assistant Director Tax Working Title: Assistant Director International Tax Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: MF 8:30AM - 5:00PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10001590-University Tax Personnel area: University Administration
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