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Company: BDO International
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:The National Tax Office Financial Products Managing Director (MD) specializes in the taxation of financial products. This position is responsible for advising CTS (Core Tax Services) and STS (Specialized Tax Services) office team members (as well as their clients) on the tax implications of their client's business objectives, evaluating, and selecting alternative actions to lessen tax burden and cost of compliance, and identifying different methods of complying with tax regulations while acting as the subject matter specialist for financial products related matters. In this role, the National Tax Office Financial Products MD is charged with applying knowledge to understand potential tax issues and recognizing and communicating potential risks and potential changes in the tax policy. In addition, the National Tax Office Financial Products MD will develop and provide thought leadership and training for the firm, including with respect to legislative and regulatory updates. -Job Duties:Tax SpecializationApplies their in-depth understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding the taxation of financial products, including (but not limited to):Debt instruments, including debt issuances and modifications and the application of relevant interest deferral or disallowance rules (e.g., AHYDO and section 163(j)), as well as the use of leverage (debt) in M&A transactionsDerivativesTax hedging transactionsForeign currency transactionsCryptocurrency transactionsDealing, trading, or investing in securities or commoditiesIntercompany cash managementDistressed debt workouts, including bankruptcy transactionsTax amortization (original issue discount) calculations -Serves as a primary technical resource for the technical practice areas described above for the Firm and its clients, including the CTS, STS, and financial services practicesTax ConsultingProvides tax consulting services to the CTS, STS, and asset management practice (and their clients) on tax issues and opportunities with respect to the taxation of financial products:Serves as a technical resource -Provides verbal and/or written technical advice through email, PowerPoint slide deck, memo, or opinion regarding tax issues with respect to the taxation of financial productsPrepares tax amortization (original issue discount) amortization calculationsEnsures client service teams comply with Firm policy; regarding Written Tax Advice ("WTA"),Provides effective assistance with exam supportFrames projects and issues for effective delegation to seniors and associatesThought Leadership -Assists with the development and presentation of thought leadership for the firm:Drafts articles, insights, and other written materials discussing recent developments, -including legislative and regulatory updatesPrepares and participates in the presentation of trainings to CTS, STS, and clients on various tax topicsMay be required to organize and conduct effective internal CPE training sessions in area of specialization, involving Firm specialistsResearchIdentifies when research is needed; clearly and concisely frames issues to be researched; and clearly and concisely reports the analysisApplies most Firm and professional standards for preparation of WTA and tax returns -Involves additional firm specialists, as appropriateStrategy DevelopmentIntroduces and develops new or improved ideas to improve the position of clients, the Firm, or Firm personnel, e.g., by reducing taxes or expenses or providing non-tax benefits:Reviews studies of tax implications and offers clients alternative courses of actionIdentifies and leverages lessons learned on prior projects, and offers input on how to improve processes and methodsOther duties as requiredSupervisory Responsibilities:Supervises associates, senior associates, ,managers, and senior managers on all projectsReviews work prepared by associates, senior associates, managers, and senior managers and provides review commentsTrains associates, senior associates, managers, and senior managers on how to use all current software toolsActs as a Career Advisor to associates, senior associates, managers, and senior managersSchedules and manages workload of associates, senior associates, managers, and senior managersProvides verbal and written performance feedback to associates, senior associates, managers, and senior managersQualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Education:Bachelor's Degree, required; focus in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Statistics, preferredJuris Doctor (JD), preferredMaster's Degree in Taxation, preferredExperience: -Seven (7) or more years of prior relevant tax experience and/or public accounting, law firm, private industry accounting or consulting/professional services experience, requiredPrior supervisory experience, requiredExpertise Industry experience in one or more tax specialty, preferredLicense/Certifications:CPA certification, Attorney (admitted to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction), or Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent ("EA") (or the equivalent of one of these designations), required -Possession of other professional degrees or certifications applicable to role, preferredSoftware:Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, preferredExperience with tax research databases, including Tax Notes, CCH, or BNA, preferredLanguage:N/AOther Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Superior verbal and written communication skillsAbility to effectively delegate work as neededStrong analytical and critical thinking skills as well as decision-making skillsStrong tax research skills using on-line resources, including BNA and CCHAbility to work well in a team environmentAbility to develop and manage a team of tax professionalsAbility to compose written tax adviceSuperior attention to detail -Ability to effectively develop and maintain client relationshipsExecutive presence and ability to act as primary client contact for preparation and presentation of issues and resolutions to clientsJoin us at BDO, where you will find more than a career, you'll find a place where your work is impactful, and you are valued for your individuality. We offer flexibility and opportunities for advancement. Our culture is centered around making meaningful connections, approaching interactions with curiosity, and being true to yourself, all while making a positive difference in the world. -At BDO, our purpose of helping people thrive every day is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we are focused on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes and value for our people, our clients, and our communities. BDO is proud to be an ESOP company, reflecting a culture that puts people first, by sharing financially in our growth in value with our U.S. team. - BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services for a diverse range of clients across the U.S. and in over 160 countries through our global organization.BDO is the first large accounting and advisory organization to implement an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). A qualified retirement plan, the ESOP offers participants a stake in the firm's success through beneficial ownership and a unique opportunity to enhance their financial well-being. The ESOP stands as a compelling addition to our comprehensive compensation and Total Rewards benefits* offerings. The annual allocation to the ESOP is fully funded by BDO through investments in company stock and grants employees the chance to grow their wealth over time as their shares vest and grow in value with the firm's success, with no employee contributions. -We are committed to delivering exceptional experiences to middle market leaders by sharing insight-driven perspectives, helping companies take business as usual to better than usual. With industry knowledge and experience, a breadth and depth of resources, and unwavering commitment to quality, we pride ourselves on:Welcoming diverse perspectives and understanding the experience of our professionals and clientsEmpowering team members to explore their full potentialOur talented team who brings varying skills, knowledge and experience to proactively help our clients navigate an expanding array of complex challenges and opportunitiesCelebrating ingenuity and innovation to transform our business and help our clients transform theirsFocus on resilience and sustainability to positively impact our people, clients, and communities*Benefits may be subject to eligibility requirements.Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vetsClick here to find out more!Full timePosting Date: 2024-06-03

Keywords: BDO International, Chicago , MANAGING DIRECTOR, NATIONAL TAX OFFICE FINANCIAL PRODUCTS, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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