The University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced tax expert to serve as our Assistant Controller. This leadership role is vital to maintain and expand the University’s multi-faceted mission of teaching, research, health care, and service. The University Assistant Controller will collaborate across campus to ensure the University remains compliant with a variety of federal, state, local and international tax reporting requirements. This position serves as a liaison between various tax authorities, advisors and external auditors.
Advise the Treasurer, Controller and other senior leadership on tax reporting and compliance related issues.
Assist departments by researching appropriate tax regulations and developing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with international, federal, state and local tax regulations
Monitor developments and changes, related to international, federal, state and local tax regulations
Act as a liaison between various tax authorities, external auditors, and the University
Identify activities that potentially generate unrelated business taxable income by partnering with financial administrators throughout the University and preforming financial analysis
Determine proper tax treatment of identified activities
Document and continuously reevaluate the University’s tax position, policy and procedures and initiates process changes and recommends policy changes in tax related areas
Work, in collaboration with all departments and colleges, to reduce the University’s tax burden and ensure compliance with all tax laws
Participate in institutional projects with international tax implications
Direct and supervise preparation, review and submission of monthly, quartile and annual federal, state and local payroll tax documents and tax deposits
Direct and supervise compliance with tax treaties and non-resident alien tax reporting, student tax reporting, and vendor tax reporting
Serve as the tax expert for all individual taxation and Unrelated Business Income taxation issues at the University
Successful candidates must demonstrate knowledge of and experience tax compliance laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will possess deep understanding of tax trends, issues, and risks. In addition, the candidate must have proven project management experience, leadership skills and executive presence with the ability to gain respect and confidence with professional peers. It is essential that this individual possess high ethical standards, attention to detail, effective communication, the ability to build teams and relationships, results orientation and commitment to staff development.
Required education and experience
A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
Minimum of 6 years of tax compliance and leadership experience.
A current CPA license is highly preferred
This search is being led by UK’s internal Executive Search Team. For more information about the position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken at 859-257-3348 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. All applications must be submitted online at: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/388697. The deadline to apply is April 21, 2022.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.