Senior Global Tax Analyst

New Jersey, United States
28 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Princeton University is seeking an experienced international tax specialist to join the Office of Finance and Treasury as a Senior Global Tax Analyst. The Senior Global Tax Analyst is a highly collaborative and customer focused role that has overall responsibility for international tax reporting and compliance. Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director for Global Financial Services, this position is the University’s subject matter expert on US tax laws for foreign nationals, and will manage overseas tax reporting for Princeton’s international academic programs. The Senior Global Tax Analyst establishes best practice policies and procedures, and coordinates the onboarding and taxation for Princeton’s international faculty, staff, students and guests. 

This position will stay abreast of changes to tax laws, tax treaties, and IRS tax filings, and is proactive in adjusting applicable processes. This position will also be the University’s primary Certified Acceptance Agent for ITIN applications. The Senior Global Tax Analyst position requires a high level of analysis and critical thinking to ensure compliance with tax laws, while balancing the needs of Princeton’s diverse international community.

In addition to supporting Princeton’s international population on campus, this position will work closely with the Senior Associate Director to serve the University’s global teaching and research mission. Responsibilities include assisting with the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, representing Global Financial Services to campus partners, improving operational efficiencies, and performing other duties as assigned.

The Office of Finance & Treasury actively searches for staff members of exceptional ability and promise who share in Princeton University's commitment to excellence, and who present a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. We offer varied professional opportunities spanning all aspects of financial management, analysis, and processing in support of the teaching and research mission. As part of the University community, we respect the dignity and individuality of each member while trying to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose. We are unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community and embrace the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of all of our colleagues


International Tax Reporting and Compliance

  • Collaborate with Payroll and Accounts Payable teams to onboard, pay and determine taxation requirements for international faculty, staff, students, and guests
  • Serve as the University’s subject matter expert on international tax compliance, staying abreast of all related tax laws
  • Initiate IRS tax filings and payments, and perform monthly tax reconciliations
  • Lead year-end 1042/1042-S tax filing process to generate, reconcile, distribute, and transmit tax forms to University’s international population, and the IRS by required deadlines
  • Manage tax database of Princeton’s international students, scholars and guests
  • Manage transfer pricing compliance and country-by-country reporting

Tax Expertise

  • Provide tax expertise to University’s international community, conduct tax research to solve individual inquiries, and offer solutions to challenging tax situations related to university payments
  • Collaborate with key campus stakeholders (Payroll, Accounts Payable, Graduate School, Davis International Center, academic departments, et al) to deliver the highest level of customer service
  • Provide ongoing tax support to academic departments to ensure service and quality for international scholars
  • Create and facilitate information workshops and training for university departments and international faculty, employees, and students
  • Coordinate student and scholar information sessions, including new student orientation, ITIN workshops, and annual tax filing sessions

Creation and Implementation of Policies and Procedures

  • Create a digital database of existing and future international tax procedures
  • Work closely with the Senior Associate Director to transition existing and antiquated procedures to more efficient and functional processes, determine where new procedures need to be established, and document them in a digital procedures database
  • Create processes that are adaptable to internal and external changes, and document accordingly
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are accessible and communicated to the campus community 

Quality Assurance /Audit

  • Create systems to ensure the correct application of taxes and compliance with all IRS regulations and tax treaties


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in tax, accounting, finance, business or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5-7 years’ work experience, with 1-2 years in nonresident tax compliance
  • Experience with 1042-S’s, IRS 1042 filing, and payment requirements
  • Knowledge of IRS regulations and laws regarding international taxation, and knowledge of BEPS 
  • Working knowledge of immigration statuses and related employment rules
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Highly collaborative
  • Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people, and clearly communicate tax information
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize multiple tasks, and work effectively and accurately under tight deadlines
  • Ability to analyze information and recommend appropriate action for nonresident tax issues 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including ability to proactively recommend options to balance external compliance requirements with operational efficiency and customer service 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with PeopleSoft
  • Experience with Glacier and/or International Tax Navigator
  • Working knowledge of payroll functions and processes

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW. 

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