The Tax Office is looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of the International Tax Analyst. This individual will report to the Assistant Director for International Tax and support the global business activities of the university and its operating entities by providing the Tax Office with timely, thoughtful and detailed analysis of the university's international operations.
Johns Hopkins University is one of the world's leading research universities, with an annual budget that exceeds $7 billion. The institution is comprised of approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,100 undergraduate students and 25,900 graduate students across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. The mission of the university is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
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.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The International Tax Analyst brings knowledge of financial and accounting principles and some familiarity with international tax rules and regulations, familiarity with international tax rules and regulations related to tax-exempt organizations is a plus.
The Analyst brings an ability to gather, document and analyze qualitative and quantitative data from various sources that support the monitoring of the university's international presence.
The Analyst demonstrates excellent research skills, a willingness to learn, comfort with financial systems and data, interest in data mining and analytics and high levels of competency with written and oral communication. This individual is detail-oriented and has excellent organization skills.
Prepare international tax filings, including foreign corporate taxes, foreign payroll taxes, and indirect taxes (VAT/GST) for the university and its international operating entities.
Prepare the annual Country by Country Report (IRS Form 8975) and assist with filing the related local country notifications.
Track deadlines to ensure timely completion of required foreign filings.
Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative information from JHU's systems to monitor university operations in various overseas jurisdictions.
Coordinate with departments receiving payments from customers overseas to file for exemption or reduced tax rates under double tax avoidance treaties.
Track and review requests for international independent contractor determinations.
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.
Monitor international tax developments for changes in the local and/or multilateral tax landscape that have the potential to impact the university's operations, compliance requirements, or both.
Conduct research on local tax laws and regulations related to corporate taxes, payroll taxes and VAT/GST.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for International Tax.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies
Ability to perform tasks independently.
Ability to exercise the utmost confidentiality in every aspect.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Detail-oriented and organized with excellent time-management skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Word and PowerPoint.
Demonstrates curiosity in new or unfamiliar tax and financial concepts.
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.
Two years related experience. If bachelor's degree is in unrelated field, three years of progressively responsible experience is required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Familiarity with JHU is a plus.
CPA a plus.
Classified Title: Accountant II Job Posting Title (Working Title): International Tax Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: Min $53,300 - Max $93,500 Annually ($80,000 Targeted - Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F / 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick Department name: University Tax Personnel area: University Administration
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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