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PwC Customs and International Trade Automation & Technology - Manager in Los Angeles, California

Specialty/Competency: Customs & International Trade

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in our Customs and Trade Tax practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You’ll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions.

Our team helps organisations manage indirect tax implications that results in cash flow optimisation and risk reduction. You’ll help with structuring business transactions, developing efficient supply chain models, handling customs and indirect tax disputes, and implementing VAT for new to market organisations.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

You’ll focus on all aspects of duty and trade strategy regulatory planning, dispute resolution, and trade automation. Our team helps our clients to develop insightful customs and trade planning and implementation strategies which are targeted to reduce customs and trade liabilities, while integrating regulatory compliance processes into business operations. You’ll focus on helping clients with business transformation that ultimately helps advance their business goals.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

4 year(s)

Certification(s) Required :

One of the following: CPA - Admission to the Bar - Enrolled Agent - Professional Certification in Project Management (PMP) - Six Sigma Black Belt/Lean Black Belt/Master Black Belt - UX Certificate - Nielsen Norman Group

Licensed Customs Broker - MBA - Ph.D. - Economics or Finance

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master of Business Administration

Preferred Fields of Study :

Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Data Processing/Analytics/Science

Additional Educational Preferences :

JD Preferred

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive level knowledge and understanding of US Customs and Border Protection procedures and regulatory framework:

  • Associated documentary requirements.

  • Knowledge of the analysis of client internal control practices

  • Knowledge of valuation of client compliance with import control regulatory requirements.

Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success performing in a role that emphasizes analyzing client internal control practices and evaluating client compliance with import control regulatory requirements.

Some knowledge of international trade and US Customs issues, such as:

  • Harmonized Tariff Classification System

  • Customs valuation

  • Preferential trade agreements

  • Duty Drawback

  • Trade Automation

Demonstrates extensive level experience identifying and addressing client needs:

  • Building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement;

  • Communicating value propositions; and managing resource requirements, project workflow, and project economics.

Demonstrates experience as a team leader:

  • Supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust

  • Seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation

  • Coaching staff including providingtimely meaningful written and verbal feedback

Demonstrates experience as customs and trade technical business advisor, including developing new relationships, making introductions to sell new services and doing so with a "One Firm" service mindset.

Demonstrates knowledge of automation & digitization in a business environment

Proven specialization with automation & digitization in a professional services environment including but not limited to:

  • Innovating through new and existing technologies, along with experimenting with digitization solutions; and working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools.

We are transforming the way we deliver customs consulting services. Find out more about what we do on our Tax Career Page at pwc.to/whatwedotax

Learn more about how we work: https://pwc.to/how-we-work

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the posting is removed, unless otherwise set forth on the following webpage. Please visit this link for information about anticipated application deadlines: https://pwc.to/us-application-deadlines

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