Your Role In the role of LATAM Tax Specialist, you will be the point person on all tax matters for the LATAM region, joining our growing Firmwide Finance team in our Costa Rica Office.
In this position, you will primarily serve our LATAM regional business leaders and accounting team. You will report to the Tax Director in San Francisco.
What You Will Do Provide tax advice and leadership to the region in all areas of taxation in a timely, accurate and proactive manner in conjunction with the global tax team Manage tax compliance for all branches and legal entities in the LATAM region, including income taxes, IVA, stamp, import / export, property taxes, tax incentives, and transfer pricing documentation requirements.
Prepare returns and supporting documentation in partnership with LATAM regional accounting team and external vendors Partner with LATAM regional accounting teams on the development and implementation of efficient processes to support the tax function, including proactively training and supporting regional staff Support the Costa Rica administrative team with the maintenance of the Free Trade Zone designation Assist the global accounting team with the preparation of local financial statements including reconciliation of all tax accounts Participate in the development and implementation of global tax policies, procedures and internal controls in close coordination with the global tax and finance teams Develop and maintain relationships with tax authorities and external tax advisors and manage tax audits for the LATAM region Analyze, interpret and model the impact of new and proposed tax legislation on the company Perform tax risk assessments for all current and future countries in the LATAM region where Gensler operates Assist the global tax team and tax advisors on global income tax planning and structuring initiatives, as needed Your Qualifications Minimum of 8 years of global corporate tax experience required, (mix of public accounting and industry experience preferred), CPA is a plus Must be fluent in English and Spanish (Portuguese, a plus) Strong customer service orientation, a team player with the ability to establish collaborative working relationships Prior experience with Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil income and indirect (VAT / IVA) taxes is required Experience with taxation of cross border related party transactions and transfer pricing Ability to communicate and interact effectively with individuals at all levels internally as well as outside of the firm in various countries and cultures Capable of presenting and discussing complex tax concepts in an easy to understand way Experience in Architectural / Engineering / Construction or professional services industry preferred Familiarity with US taxes or experience working for a US owned company is a plus Life at Gensler At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-
in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to Well-being Week, our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.
We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off.
We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.
In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Rewards and Recognition Gensler has been recognized as a leader in the ENR "Top 500 Design Firms and "Top 150 Global Design Firms", the Architectural Record "Top 150 Architectural Firms", BD+E #1 International Architecture Firm and #1 Green Building Architecture Firm, and the Interior Design "Top 100 Giants".
Gensler is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Gensler and need special assistance due to a disability, or accommodation for a disability, please provide details in your application.