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Tax - International Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Tax - International

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Nov 15,2017

Posted on

Jul 04,2017

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Senior Compliance Officer, International Tax Duties: Under the Legal, Compliance Risk & ESG Sustainability Vice-Presidency, is responsible for setting business standards, and providing advice and guidance to the Board, Management and client departments in relation to non-financial business risks related to IFC investments, advisory work and corporate functions. To support these activities, CBR now seeks to appoint a Senior Compliance Officer, International Tax to report to the Assistant Chief Compliance Officer. The Help address and mitigate tax-related risks and implement and develop tax-related procedures in projects in the context of a rapidly changing international tax environment. Will work closely with the CBR team responsible for implementation of the Policy on the Use of Offshore Financial Centers in World Bank Group Operations (the OFC Policy). Developing policies and procedures for addressing tax risk in investments, including: Tracking international tax initiatives, including implementation of the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) package and proposals by the G20 and European Union; Interfacing with other development institutions to discuss best practices regarding tax policies and procedures; Developing standards and tools to assess the financial, legal, and reputational risk of the tax practices of investee companies; Understanding the potential impact of any new tax-related requirements on development mandate; and Recommending enhancements to tax-related policies and procedures to IFC Management and/or the Board. Advising project teams on the tax aspects of transactions, including tax due diligence requirements, implementation of tax tools, jurisdictional restrictions and disclosure obligations. Working with the CBR team handling OFC Policy requirements and related matters, and coordinating with this team on updates to Management and/or the Board. Training Staff on Identifying and Managing Tax-Related Risks in Projects. Leading the design and implementation of a training program for project teams, including written guidance and interactive training sessions. Actively contributing to knowledge management of tax policy and risk. Communicating with Key Internal and External Stakeholders. Advising and consulting with IFC Management and/or the Board regarding risk appetite in the area of tax. Providing updates to Management and the Board as needed on international tax developments and the implementation tax risk policies and procedures (including the OFC Policy). Liaising with colleagues at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“IBRD”) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (“MIGA”) on tax issues, and Domestic Revenue Mobilization in the development agenda. Working with IFC Corporate Communications on a strategy for publicly communicating approach to tax. Consulting and communicating with external stakeholders regarding approach to tax. Interfacing with other international organizations and bodies (such as OECD and G20), other development institutions, civil society organizations, and other external parties on international tax practices and policies. Actively participating in international forums and seminars on relevant tax topics and developing thought leadership in the area of international tax as it impacts projects.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Master of Taxation, JD DEgree tax LL.M, MBA or equivalent plus at least 10 years of tax experience, including 7+ years in international tax. Experience with a Big 4 or other leading tax planning consultancy or law firm in the area of international tax. A deep understanding of cross-border tax issues, including tax treaties, transfer pricing, and international tax structuring, including evaluation of the tax aspects of new investments. Experience with private equity/venture capital funds is a plus. Experience explaining complex tax concepts to non-tax professionals. Experience implementing change management programs, including developing and giving effective training presentations. Excellent interpersonal and client service skills. Superior client focus required. Exceptional writing skills and ability to convey complicated tax matters in simple and concise language. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, both in writing and orally, and credibly represent CBR with internal clients and key stakeholders. Strong organizational skills with an ability to work under time pressures and respond to ad hoc shifts in priorities while maintaining order and delivery. Highly developed personal integrity, strong values and ethics. Team player.
Closing Date: 07/20/2017

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The International Finance Corporation (IFC)
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433