PwC Tax Software & Systems Implementation Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Specialty/Competency: TRS Consulting
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
The Innovation Team is at the core of innovation and emerging technology development, discovery, deployment and support activity. Our team is leading the effort to digitally enable our business. Our mission is to develop disruptive & innovative technologies and products that drive the evolution of how we deliver our services now and in the future. The key technology domains we are currently focused on include business process automation, data curation, industrialized analytics, machine learning & AI and scalable delivery platform.
A career in our Tax Reporting and Strategy practice, within Innovation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients’ tax departments redesign, redefine, and redeploy tax to be a strategic asset across the enterprise. You’ll focus on assisting clients incorporate increased automation in the tax reporting process, increase analytic capabilities through data integration, and create solid internal controls that will enable the Tax function to deliver better quality output and contribute more strategically to organisational decision making.
Our team helps our clients expand the tax role to include research, analytics, and technologies to improve how their organisation collaborates and performs. You’ll focus on enhancing the tax reporting process by incorporating increased automation, integrating quality data, developing analytic capabilities, and utilising technology to deliver better quality output in less time.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Additional Responsibilities :
The Software and Systems group within Tax Reporting & Strategy (TRS) offers management consulting services to clients and to their large corporate tax functions, by monitoring and analyzing legislative and regulatory tax developments, developing strategies in anticipation of tax law changes and regulatory developments, analyzing the economic impact of tax legislation and federal budget proposals, and addressing technology needs for tax function effectiveness.
Custom Orgs :
Global LoS :
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Minimum Years of Experience :
Certification(s) Required :
At least one of the following: CPA, EA, Admission to the Bar, Professional Certification in Project Management (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt/Lean Black Belt/Master Black Belt, Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) SAP Certified Professional Oracle, UX Certificate - Nielsen Norman Group Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
Preferred Qualifications :
Certification(s) Preferred :
Vertex Certified Training Program-Vertex Indirect Tax O Series - Foundation & Advanced- Indirect Tax Operations, Certified Member of Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Accounts Payable Manager (APM) Accounts
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success assisting practice management, emphasizing partial or full management of client engagements involving the evaluation and enhancement of clients' indirect tax processes and/or systems to get better control over data and manage costs, including: State and local tax sales and use tax laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Tax planning, restructuring, due diligence, audit defense, reverse audits and state controversy work. Utilization of Sales Tax software applications, such as Vertex, Avalara. Sales and use tax implications on FAS 5 and software tools available to automate sales and use tax compliance decisions;
Demonstrates extensive technical skills in a wide range of multistate sales and use tax matters, including the following: FAS 5, reverse audits, tax planning, consulting, compliance, automation, mergers and acquisitions, controversy and audit defense. Management and oversight of implementations of Sales Tax software applications. Process improvement and technology implementation with respect to indirect taxes, including Sales & Use, VAT, and Excise taxes. Implementation of sales tax software tools in the context of ERP implementations and upgrades;
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success with identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials;
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader, supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback;
Demonstrates success as tax technical business advisor, including developing new relationships, making introductions to sell new services and doing so with a "One Firm" service mindset. Preferred familiarity with a CRM system;
Demonstrates knowledge of automation & digitization in a professional services environment including but not limited to:
Innovating through new and existing technologies, along with experimenting with digitization solutions;
Working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools to provide insights to clients;
Utilizing digitization tools to reduce hours and optimize engagements; and,
Having knowledge of alternative fee arrangements, including the use of pricing tools, to provide a point of view on pricing strategies.
We are transforming the way we deliver tax services. Find out more about what we do on our Tax Career Page at pwc.to/whatwedotax
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