Job Description: Corporate title: Vice-President (VP) Location: Dublin, 2 Park Place Line of Business: Global Human Resources (GHR)
Global Mobility is a specialist function within Global Human Resources (GHR). The Global Mobility team handles the bank's international assignments and transfers globally, US domestic relocations, and operates the Immigration Center of Excellence. It leads the global mobility programs, including global tax compliance, the related vendor relationships, and the systems and processes related to the organisation's mobile population in 30+ locations with 1300+ moves annually. With presence in New York, Charlotte, London/Camberley, Singapore and Hong Kong, the Global Mobility team engages with several HR business partners, Finance, Corporate Tax and Global Talent Acquisition functions to ensure operational excellence, technical expertise and support to the bank's mobile employees.
Based in Dublin, as the Global Mobility Tax Advisor you will be in front line position which will involve heavy interaction with assignees, Line of Business (LOB), HR Partners, other functions and external vendors. You will be responsible for providing HR/LOB managers with advice and counsel regarding our international assignment programs and the related assignment/relocation process with particular focus on tax implications of transfers. You will become the relationship manager for international assignees throughout the assignment cycle. As this role also involves managing highly critical processes and ad hoc project work; identifying and delivering process efficiencies we would be expecting from you to have amazing attention to detail.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING? Provision of consultative end-to-end assignment services based on Line of Business alignment, including:
Enabling decision-making by sharing program recommendations and guidance with LOB partners based on facts and business circumstances
Present/explain assignment terms, conditions and processes to assignees including explanation and proactive management of the impact of legislative changes on the mobile population
Act as main point of contact for assignee and HR partners in designated business units during all the phases of the assignment life cycle
Ensure the delivery of high quality Global Mobility services, including third party vendor services (e.g., Relocation, Immigration, Tax) to assignees
Ensure that Global Mobility programs are administered in compliance with relevant legislative requirements
Work in partnership with Global Mobility Advisors and Operations Team across all regions
Provision of advisory support regarding tax related implications of mobility, including:
Explanation of tax logic captured in assignment cost estimate calculations to the LOB HR and Managers
Treatment of trailing liabilities (e.g., departure cash bonus, equity and other deferred compensation)
Counsel on tax considerations related to short-term assignments and frequent business travel
Advise on optimal, appropriate assignment/transfer structure (e.g., social tax set-up, timing of transfer, tax residency status and impact of inter-company re-charges)
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Significant previous experience in Global Mobility specifically with individual expat tax with knowledge of Irish tax
Experience with the financial services industry
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; ability to articulate complex concepts to a non-specialist audience
A standout colleague who thinks and acts cross-functions
A problem solver with a "can do" attitude, consultative approach and client service mentality
Highly organized and numerate
Dedicated and passionate about continuous improvement
International experience; accustomed to work in a global team across time zones
Works effectively under stress in a rapidly changing environment; acts with a sense of urgency, is responsive and drives issues through completion with a positive attitude
Demonstration of analytical and research skills, communicates and analyzes multi-dimensional data, draws conclusions, and evaluates business gaps & requirements
Proficiency with Microsoft office products (Outlook, Excel, Power Point)
BSc / BA Degree or equivalent
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.
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