Sr. Manager, Tax Policy

CLIA - Cruise Lines International Association Europe

Sr. Manager, Tax Policy

CLIA - Cruise Lines International Association Europe

Brussels, Belgium

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SUMMARY

The Tax Policy Sr. Manager is based in the CLIA Brussels office and is responsible for overseeing tax issues with global implications for the cruise industry, including tax matters under consideration by the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Other tax issues within the scope of responsibility are as directed by the CLIA Global Tax Committee. The position leads the development of CLIA’s positions on global tax matters and develops strategies to effectively address opportunities and threats in the tax area, and leads tactical execution.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manage the daily tax plan Globally in alignment with the Global Tax Committee strategy;
  • Facilitate and lead strategic planning and execution of industry tax priorities as defined by the Global Tax Committee (“Committee”);
  • Analyze and oversee tax policy proposals and provide written reports with recommendations as needed to the Committee;
  • Oversee all aspects of Committee activities and management, including meeting planning, development of meeting agendas, and completion of follow-up items from Committee meetings;
  • Provide regular updates to the Committee as needed on developments in tax policy with existing or pending issues and emerging issues, and a monthly written update on tax policy issues under active monitoring and/or consideration;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with international tax authorities, including at the U.N., OECD and specified tax authorities as directed by the Committee on an issue-by-issue basis;
  • Lead with the Committee Chairman bi-annual, in-person meetings of the Committee; prepare agenda, written briefing materials and any presentations for distribution in advance of or during the meeting;
  • Coordinate with CLIA offices around the world regularly to stay on top of local tax issues and advise the Committee of developments as appropriate;
  • Assist CLIA offices with the formulation of tax policy positions and advocacy;
  • Facilitate the development of industry-level comments on proposed tax policies, drafting initial recommendation(s), and coordinating review and approval among Committee members;
  • As needed, assist in the identification of outside consultants for engagement on specific, highly technical or requiring specialized advocacy, and manage the consultants;
  • Continually monitor developments in tax policy that would impact cruise lines and communicate to the Committee on trends, developments and emerging issues;
  • Prepare presentations, remarks, key messages and talking points on tax policy;
  • Develop and build coalitions as needed to advance CLIA’s tax policy priorities;
  • Engage with other maritime, shipping sector, and transportation associations/organizations to stay abreast of tax issues of interest to CLIA with broad industry sector application;
  • Provide timely responses to inquiries on tax matters from CLIA members and embody CLIA’s customer (Member) focus on delivering results and exceeding expectations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

There are no direct supervisory responsibilities but the ability to work collaboratively and effectively cross functionally and with all CLIA offices is critical.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus;
  • Ten or more years of experience in tax policy;
  • Advocacy or lobbying experience on tax issues.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated tax policy knowledge and experience;
  • Demonstrated ability make key decisions on significant matters on behalf of the organization;
  • Able to oversee complex programs and department strategic plans;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, customer focused, and high degree of professionalism;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, coworkers, members, legislators, community leaders, and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex issues and ideas verbally and in writing so a wide variety of audiences can understand the subject and strategic ideas being conveyed;
  • Ability to work independently and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining quality of work and meeting deadlines;
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and legislative tracking software.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Business travel associated with this position is about 20%-30%.

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