Senior Advisor

Department Of The Treasury Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago

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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.

WHAT DOES A SENIOR ADVISOR DO? The Senior Advisor has primary responsibility to provide strategy-level analysis and advice on significant cross border issues to the Cross Border Activities Practice Area Director in coordination with others as appropriate. The Senior Advisor coordinates closely with and serves as a resource for all organizations within Large Business and International (LB&I). The Senior Advisor reports directly to the Director for the Cross Border Activities Practice Area.

As a Senior Advisor you will:

  • Provide in-depth expertise, advice, and analysis to the Director of CBA on international business tax issues, practices, and trends, and top-level advice related to short- and long-range program policies, strategies, and objectives for the Cross Border Activities (CBA) Practice Area, to promote and facilitate the implementation of Service-wide and LB&I priorities and policies and to ensure consistency of approach, technical correctness, and fair and equitable treatment of customers.

  • Lead coordination with the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International), the Treasury Office of International Tax Counsel, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner International, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Compliance Integration, LB&I Operating Division Counsel, and others on published guidance, litigation, and other technical international tax administration issues.

  • Provide technical input for the Director of CBA and train IRS personnel on international tax administration issues. Offer advice on IRS participation in external taxpayer outreach events.

  • Offer advice to management concerning Congressional inquiries on international tax administration matters involving large and mid-size businesses.

  • Advise the CBA Director on international business tax planning that large and mid-size multinational businesses engage in.

  • Educate IRS personnel about international tax planning practices, the business reasons why companies engage in transactions and why particular structuring and transactions are implemented.

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Travel Required

Occasional travel - 01 to 05 Nights per Month.

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National



You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GS-15 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following: Experience applying international tax laws and issues, regulations, and legal precedent applicable to large, multinational businesses, including the ability to analyze and predict the impact of proposed legislation on enforcement programs; Experience creating a vision and implementing a customer oriented strategy for international planning that involves large multinational corporations engaging in complicated transactions, with a significant number of entities and/or operating in multiple countries on tax planning and compliance projects (for example: tax planning strategies to minimize the amount of U.S. tax when repatriating earnings from overseas subsidiaries or maximizing foreign tax credits for taxes paid in foreign jurisdictions); Experience coordinating and collaborating with other international tax practitioners in the implementation of sophisticated cross border U.S. international tax planning and compliance projects; Experience applying quantitative and qualitative techniques to lead analyses of multinational cross border international tax planning and compliance issues; and Experience with oral and written communication to develop, persuade and negotiate with a large and diverse set of stakeholders on a wide range of cross border international tax planning and compliance issues.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.

  • To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


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