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International Tax Managing Director

Chicago, IL, USA | BDO Consulting

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Consulting - Accounting
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Job Summary

BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

An International Tax Managing Director is responsible for growing the International Tax practice by providing practical tax advice to clients, building relationships with existing clients and prospects to expand the practice, and developing a local team. In this role, the Managing Director will be expected to have marketable technical skills and have a proven track record of being a problem solver and maintaining key client relationships. Written and verbal communications must be excellent.



- Bachelor’s degree, required, degree with a focus in Accounting, preferred

- J. D., LLM, and/or MST/MBT, preferred


- Ten (10) or more years of prior experience in corporate tax, international taxation, legal professional services or equivalent experience gained through an advanced degree program, required

- Experience in International Tax, required

- Prior experience supervising tax professionals on a project or engagement basis, required


- CPA certification, Attorney (admitted to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction), or Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent (“EA”) or the equivalent of one of these designations), required


- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint, preferred

- Experience utilizing RIA, BNA, Lexis Nexis and/or Westlaw, preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Self-starter and conscientious

- Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Superior analytical and legal and tax research skills including building models and analysis of financial and numerical data

- Strong organizational skills, especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details

- Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment

- Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously

- Capable of effectively managing a team of tax professionals and delegating work assignments as needed

- Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and client personnel

- Ability to encourage team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel

- Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels

- Advanced knowledge of sources of relevant information utilized in tax filings as well as the most widely-used filing forms and awareness of other less widely used forms

- Advanced understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding one or more areas of taxation and law

- Advanced knowledge and understanding of general calculations and cause / effect for taxable conditions on clients and the potential tax issues

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