PwC Customs and International Trade Director in San Francisco, California
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The PwC network is a global market leader in tax services.
We assist businesses, individuals, and organizations with tax strategy, planning, and compliance, while also delivering a wide range of business advisory services.
With over 32,000 tax professionals, this means that the PwC network can support our clients both locally and globally.
We have experience working with an expansive and diverse client-base, which comprises all types of businesses-multinationals, local companies, privately-owned organizations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts, partnerships, and private individuals.
As competition increases across the globe, today's companies expect greater efficiency and accuracy from their suppliers.
At the same time however, local governments have expanded and fine-tuned their trade legislation, requiring companies to also increase scrutiny of their own import, export and indirect tax (customs and VAT) strategies to be sure that they comply with complex local laws. Running afoul of such laws could cause these companies to incur unnecessary indirect tax costs, slowing their supply chains, increasing order completion time, and incurring other import and/or export risks related to non-compliance.
PwC's Customs & International Trade team helps clients address the complexities of international trade, customs, and indirect taxes and works with them to develop cost-effective strategies, efficient and effective compliance programs, and business processes that keep important supply chains running smoothly. The group teams with PwC's international tax, transfer pricing, M&A, and assurance professionals to deliver fully integrated solutions designed to decrease
indirect tax costs and risks to their clients.
Minimum Years of Experience: 8
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Accounting
Certification(s) Required: Licensed Customhouse Broker
or commitment to obtain certification within one year of hire
Degree(s) Preferred: Juris Doctorate or Master's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Accounting
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.
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