PwC Customs and International Trade - Director - Houston/San Francisco in Houston, Texas
A career in our United States National Tax Practice World Trade Management Solutions practice, within United States National Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients gain valuable insight into emerging tax issues and trends, as well helping them implement successful tax strategies in response to legislative, federal, and judicial tax developments that will impact their business. You’ll help our clients with United States federal income tax considerations primarily related to foreign persons’ activities in the United States, United States persons’ activities outside the United States, cross border mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, and insurance companies.
Our team helps our clients develop a scalable solution to address the tax compliance needs of corporations, partnerships, and other business entities. You’ll focus on providing clients with outsourcing activities including the management over the preparation and review of income and franchise returns along with responses to income tax examinations by federal, state, and local taxing authorities.
As a Director, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Proactively lead the practise by setting strategy, drive the development of new business in the market, and provide technical advice across disciplines
Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalise on opportunities to get involved in projects that others are leading across a number of different business units and sectors
Identifying and discussing key issues with our clients to identify potential opportunities
Responsibility for a majority of day to day client communications
Responsibility to shape and deliver various projects that exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteria
Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
Responsibility for management of engagement financials
Helping to grow and develop our team through hands on training and coaching
We’re leading the way as technology-enabled tax advisors who provide value through digitization, automation and increased efficiencies - all made possible by equipping our professionals to succeed in a world where transactions are faster, more complicated and require a deeper level of sophistication. PwC Tax provides unparalleled technical knowledge and specialization and industry insights, coupled with the One Firm knowledge that brings everything PwC offers to solve our clients’ needs
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Required Fields of Study :
Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting
Minimum Years of Experience :
Certification(s) Required :
Licensed Customhouse Broker
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Preferred Fields of Study :
Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Extensive knowledge of international trade and customs regulations, the implementation of strategies designed to enable companies to plan and control the commercial movement of goods/products across borders, business process reviews, system redesigns, duty reduction / refund program implementation, risk management, compliance reviews and cost analysis. Thorough knowledge of developing strategies addressing international trade and customs regulations across Globalization / Regionalization Customs and Trade Strategies, Market Access / Investment Strategies, Customs Valuation of Goods, Trade Risk Management, Conflict Resolution / Litigation Support, Due Diligence and Systems Solutions.
Extensive technical skills in entry review process related to import and export entry/shipment data elements (HTS/ECCN classification, value, quantity), FTZ's, drawback, protests and petitions, export control compliance (EAR and ITAR) as well as knowledge of brokerage entry / release and clearance. Thorough experience identifying and addressing client needs: developing and sustaining deep client relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to identify and sell potential new service opportunities; preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials; and defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection. Thorough experience as a team leader: leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.
Demonstrates a proven record of success as a tax technical team leader generating new business, proposal writing and delivery, collaborating across engagements and business units. Identifying opportunities to provide additional services with experience utilizing a CRM system in a professional services firm to network, develop relationships and sell additional/new services.
Demonstrates experience in a professional services environment utilizing 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 leveraging data visualization tools to provide insights to clients;
transforming the business by creating capacity and delivering an enhanced employee and client experience.
Proven experience with evaluating and negotiating new and existing contracts, as well as leveraging pricing tools to contribute to 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
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.