PwC International Trade and Customs - Senior Associate - Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

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.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate, 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 assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above

  • Train and lead staff

  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Juris Doctorate

Preferred Fields of Study :

Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting

Certification(s) Preferred :

Certified Customs Broker License and/or Member of the Bar

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Substantial knowledge of US Customs and Border Protection procedures and regulatory framework, as well as associated documentary requirements. Some knowledge of the analyses of client internal control practices and evaluation of client compliance with import control regulatory requirements. Working knowledge of with international trade and US Customs issues such as Harmonized Tariff Classification System, customs valuation, preferential trade agreements and Rules of Origin. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success performing in a roll that emphasizes managing, US Customs and Border Protection procedures and regulatory framework, as well as associated documentary requirements. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success performing in a roll that emphasizes managing, analyzing client internal control practices and evaluating client compliance with import control regulatory requirements. Demonstrates extensive broad knowledge of international trade and US Customs issues, such as Harmonized Tariff Classification System, customs valuation, preferential trade agreements and Rules of Origin.

Demonstrates thorough technical customs- and trade-related skills, including entry review process related to import entry and/or shipment data elements (HTS classification, value, quantity), FTZ's, drawback, protests and petitions, as well as knowledge of brokerage entry/release and clearance. Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success identifying and addressing client needs, which includes the following: building solid relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor. Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success with working independently and engage in critical analyses of complex information and articulate thoughts succinctly and in an organized manner, emphasizing the extensive ability to write business documents clearly and concisely. Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less-experienced staff.

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.

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.