Tax Compliance Analyst IV
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Tax Compliance Analyst IV
Business and Financial Services
Applicant review and screening will begin on or around November
18th and will continue through selection.
$90,000 - $100,000
DCC - Downtown Campus Center
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Tax Compliance Analyst IV uses advanced professional tax and
compliance concepts and organizational objectives to resolved
highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex tax and
compliance assignments that are diverse and without precedent.
Independently selects methods and techniques for obtaining
solutions, completing analysis and developing recommendations.
Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on matters of
significance to the organization. Under the direction of the
Controller, assist in providing tax leadership to the campus in the
area of taxation in order to improve compliance and minimize the
University's overall tax liability in a manner consistent with
organizational objectives. Research and interpret tax laws to
determine appropriate University application; develop tax related
communications and training for campus, departmental personnel, and
students to improve awareness on tax matters; monitor the
University's tax compliance, particularly in high risk tax areas,
identify potential tax exposure due to non-compliance, recover
taxes paid in error, and facilitate process improvements to
mitigate compliance gaps and weaknesses; complete tax returns and
related reports necessary for external and internal compliance
requirements; provide tax advisory services to departmental
personnel in a variety of tax areas, including but not limited to;
Unrelated Business Income, International, Employment, Income,
Independent Contractors, Scholarships and Fellowships, Non-Resident
Aliens, Sales and Use, Real and Personal Property, Excise, Fuel,
Communication, Utility, and Occupancy.
1)Internal Tax Compliance
Monitors the University's tax compliance and identify exposure or
recovery opportunities in various tax areas, including but not
limited to Unrelated Business Income, International, Employment,
Income, Independent Contractors, Scholarships and Fellowships,
Non-Resident Aliens, Sales and Use, Real and Personal Property,
Excise, Fuel, Communication, Utility, and Occupancy. Work with
University personnel to modify policies and procedures needed to
mitigate compliance gaps and weaknesses.
2)Research and Analysis
Performs research and prepare written analyses of the application
of existing tax laws and regulations to specific University
transactions and activities in various tax areas, including but not
limited to those referenced in Item A above.
3)Tax Advisory Services
Provides tax advisory services to campus departments conducting
educational and research activities outside of California or the
U.S., or with foreign individuals or companies.
Develops and deliver tax related training; and prepare tax related
correspondence and other forms of communications to increase
awareness of tax matters among departmental personnel, students,
and other UCLA related parties.
5)Unrelated Business Tax
Performs unrelated business income review of campus activities to
identify unrelated activities. Coordinate preparation and review of
departmental worksheets and supporting documents for UCLA's
unrelated business activities. File annual reports with UCOP for
inclusion in UC's Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Income Tax
6)Tax Forms and Refund Claims Preparation
Prepares University tax returns, refund claims, reports, and
filings as needed.
- Bachelor s degree with a major in business administration,
economics, accounting, or an allied field and 5 years of related
experience of 9 years of related experience/training.
- Master s degree in Taxation. (Preferred)
- CPA License (Required)
- Law degree or related education (Preferred)
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
- Advanced knowledge of tax and compliance concepts to
independently gather, organize, and perform highly complex
analysis. Ability to perform efficient and accurate research, use
computerized tax research service, and interpret applicability to
- Strong written communication skills to prepare clear and concise
correspondence, reports, and procedural documents on a variety of
highly complex tax and policy matters at a level appropriate for
the intended audience.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to work in a large multi-function organization and
interact effectively with academic and administrative personnel of
all levels and backgrounds.
- Ability to lead less experienced professionals to manage multiple
projects and priorities.
- Advanced knowledge of IRS and California State Tax Reporting
requirements applicable to the returns/filings required to be filed
by the University.
- Highly skilled in the use of common office software such as
Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare correspondence and
spreadsheets. Strong skills in utilizing personal computer
spreadsheet, word processing, database and flowchart applications
to prepare effective reports, presentations and other written
- Experience with tax and compliance functions and assignments.
- Demonstrated working knowledge and competency in the application
of basic Individual Income Tax laws and regulations, and in one or
more of the following categories: Taxation of Exempt Organizations,
Unrelated Business Income Tax, International Tax, Non-Resident
Alien Tax, Employment Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Corporate Income Tax,
Real or Personal Property Tax, Fuel, Excise, communication, Utility
or Occupancy Tax, and Non-tax area of law.
- Strong financial and analytical skills required to analyze
information, practices, or procedures to: identify problems and
inconsistencies, identify patterns, trends, and relationships,
develop logical and objective conclusions, formulate alternatives
and their implications.
- Strong organizational skills including the ability to develop
project plans, schedule and prioritize assignments, and work
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