International Compensation and Taxation Specialist

Oct 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00104309

Primary Function of Organization Unit: North Carolina State University has approximately 1.4 billion dollars of spend per year and the Controller's Office touches all aspects of campus life from student refunds to financial reporting. The Office of University Controller is directly responsible for the following activities as they relate to the financial management of North Carolina State University: 1) General accounting (chart of accounts maintenance) and financial ledger management 2) Asset management 3) Cash management and banking including (payment card industry oversight and merchant services) 4) Payroll processing 5) International Compensation and Taxation - vetting of non-resident alien transactions 6) Payables (small and large purchases) and vendor management 7) Travel reimbursements 8) Non-student receivables and billing 9) General cash receipts and wire requests 10) Tax filings (990's, 1099's, 1042-S's, W-2's, 941's, multi-state taxation and general taxation) 11) Financial reporting (CAFR and University Financial Statements), and audit liaison (with the Office of the State Auditor) 12) Imprest accounts and auxiliaries 13) Student and HR system integration to financials 14) Both internal and campus-wide training 15) Reconciliation of bank accounts and key General Ledger accounts 16) UNC Business Process Administration 17) Evaluation of Internal Controls 18) NCAS Reconciliation The division interacts with the Office of State Controller and State Treasurer's Office in regards to cash management and maintenance of the University's NCAS file, and banks, credit card vendor/servicers and other external regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Duties: The International Compensation and Taxation Specialist provides programmatic and administrative support to the International Compensation and Taxation team. The individual works with the ICT Manager to ensure immigration compliance, withholding, and reporting of taxes for foreign national employees and students, as well as for honoraria and scholarship/fellowship recipients; facilitates compliance with state and federal regulations and policies related to the employment and taxation of foreign nationals. The individual answers routine questions for hiring departments and employees regarding taxes and works with the Office of International Services and International Employment on issues of payment eligibility for students, visitors and scholars. The individual maintains databases and files; uses Windstar software for tax assessments and production of forms and reports; and corresponds with customers regarding questions related to International Tax issues including the collection of required immigration and IRS documentation, and tax treaty document dissemination.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Ability to work in high volume, fast-paced, deadline and accuracy driven environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Office; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with people from other countries and cultures with sensitivity to language and communication challenges and differences. Ability to multitask and work independently. Ability to file and handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner. Ability to be detail oriented. Additional hours will be required during peak processing times. Must be able to lift/carry up to 30 pounds on a fairly frequent basis with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Basic working knowledge of visa, taxation, and payment rules as related to employment eligibility and/or taxation for students, scholars, visitors, and foreign national employees. Knowledge of best business practices, state and federal policies and requirements related to international employment and taxation. Database management experience. Adobe, PeopleSoft, PeopleAdmin, Windstar, and SEVIS experience preferred. A background in immigration, international tax, or human resources a plus.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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