US Tax Consultant (US Individual Expat Tax Preparer), Moore Stephens Emerson, Zurich

MOORE STEPHENS EMERSON GmbH is a local Swiss Firm specializing in US Taxation. The original firm was established in 2006 by Clinton L. Emerson, a former Deloitte director. Through the merger with the US firm Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew in 2017, our growing firm has become part of the world-wide network of the Moore Stephens companies.

In Zurich/Switzerland, our main expertise is US tax compliance for individuals, US citizens and green card holders. However, we are also involved in US reporting for foreign trusts and certain foreign corporations and we also help banks with clients who have US estate tax issues. Our clients (individuals, trusts, legal advisors, corporations and financial institutions) are located in Switzerland and other European cities and we take pride in maintaining a high client service standard.

Due to the recent merger we seek to grow our team and expand our services in the Zurich office. We are currently looking for a

US Tax Consultant (US Individual Expat Tax Preparer).

We offer a flexible and challenging international working environment, where hands-on approach and teamwork is appreciated. Your work/life balance is important to us and we foster growth, training and career advancement and support international exchange programs. Please consult our website www.msemerson.com for more information about the Swiss firm.

The candidate needs to have worked at least 2 - 3 years in an US individual tax compliance function with one of the Big 4 accounting firms in the US, Canada or Europe, actually preparing the returns and handling issues for US clients living abroad. We offer an exciting position in Zurich/Switzerland with lots of responsibilities and independent and challenging work.
The position involves understanding local Swiss tax returns and working on a variety of US tax issues, including Federal and State tax compliance for individual US citizens and green card holders, as well as for beneficiaries of foreign trusts. After an appropriate introduction period to get up to speed on local expat and Swiss tax issues you will be joining our managers to meet with new and existing clients, discuss their situations and prepare their tax returns.

REQUIREMENTS

Languages

Native English speaker or absolutely fluent in English
German knowledge would be very helpful.
You will be expected to follow German language courses to get basic skills

Nationality

US, Swiss, EU or Canadian nationals preferred due to Swiss work permit restrictions on certain other Asian and African nationalities

IT knowledge

Proficient Excel knowledge
Office applications and ideally worked with CCH Pro System FX.

Education

University Degree achieved in USA, CANADA or EUROPE
Preferably with an accounting major
CPA degree or EA or in preparation for it

Work Experience

At least 3 years of full time compliance work experience within a US individual tax group with one of the big 4 accounting firm in USA, Canada or Europe.
3 years of working experience is the minimum requirement to get a Swiss work permit if you do not possess an EU or Swiss nationality.

WE OFFER

- Permanent local position with a long term career plan
- International English speaking team
- Salary level depending on experience
- Performance based bonus program
- Generous retirement and insurance benefits
- Some relocation assistance will be granted
- Financial help with German language training
- 5 weeks of vacation

If your background matches our job description, please send your résumé directly to Barbara M. Emerson, Director of Finance, HR and Administration, Bemerson@msemerson.com with some background information why you would like to work in Switzerland.

Please do not hesitate to call +41 43 433 10 40 Barbara Emerson for more information if you are a candidate.

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