Compensation Tax Senior Associate
Chicago , Illinois
September 19, 2017
PwC/LOS Overview
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ( is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

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.

Job Description
The tax, accounting and regulatory environment confronting HR is extremely complex and continually changing. Inefficient tax planning and failure to proactively manage tax, accounting and regulatory risks emanating from HR strategies, rewards and delivery models can significantly and unexpectedly impact a business' bottom line. Our team is devoted to helping Human Resource and Finance effectively meet these challenges. Whether the issue is a highly technical benefits or compensation tax/accounting issue, the impact of new legislation or regulations on plan administration, or broad-based design and strategy, we offer technical depth and a pragmatic perspective focused on achieving both Finance and Human Resource goals. In addition to "traditional compliance" services, we also offer cost-saving tax and accounting planning ideas and designs that are delivered by staff who are highly experienced with both the tax regulators and accounting standard-setters.

As a member of our team, you will help companies align their executive and employee compensation (base pay, annual incentives, long term incentives, and local and international stock option plans) with business objectives, and solve the unique challenges of global stock option plans by focusing on risk management, cost reduction, and employee perception of value.

Compensation, Tax and Accounting services include:

- Compensation strategy, design and risk assessment

- Total reward structure design

- Competitive pay analysis

- Short-term incentive benchmarking, design and analysis

- Stock/equity plan benchmarking, design analysis and implementation, domestic and global

- Compensation and change-In-control modeling

- Director compensation

- Compensation, tax and accounting efficiency planning

- Regulatory controls such as 409A, Economic Stability Act, FAS 123R, 457A, 280G, etc.

- Audit support for compensation and benefits

Qualified plan compliance and reviews

- IFRS conversion ? stock compensation

- Equity compensation strategy and design

- Global equity

- Equity planning processes

- Equity expense management

- Post merger integration of reward programs

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Years of Experience: 3

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in a business related field

Degree(s) Preferred: Master's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Health related, Human Resources, Mathematics, Public Policy, Statistics or Organizational Development

Knowledge Preferred:

Considerable knowledge of design, regulatory, compliance, financial reporting and technical aspects of compensation arrangements in either a major law-firm, consulting or corporate environment.

Some knowledge of tax and/or accounting policy research, analysis and working with complex tax and accounting issues.

Skills Preferred:

Proficient technical skills in a wide array of compensation and benefit matters including; qualified and non-qualified plans, executive compensation and health & welfare arrangements.

Demonstrated experience identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues.

Demonstrated experience as a team leader: creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

A little about us:
PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

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