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Controller Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Controller Assistant
Requisition Number RE34603
Working Title Tax Compliance Officer
Department Name 3A000:Financial Services Administration
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 51
Salary Range $92,102-156,624/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
6 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting for long periods of time
Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced tax expert to serve as our Assistant Controller. This leadership role is vital to maintain and expand the University’s multi-faceted mission of teaching, research, health care, and service. The University Assistant Controller will collaborate across campus to ensure the University remains compliant with a variety of federal, state, local and international tax reporting requirements. This position serves as a liaison between various tax authorities, advisors and external auditors.

Primary Responsibilities

• Advise the Treasurer, Controller and other senior leadership on tax reporting and compliance
related issues.
• Assist departments by researching appropriate tax regulations and developing policies and
procedures to ensure compliance with international, federal, state and local tax regulations
• Monitor developments and changes, related to international, federal, state and local tax
• Act as a liaison between various tax authorities, external auditors, and the University
• Identify activities that potentially generate unrelated business taxable income by partnering with
financial administrators throughout the University and preforming financial analysis
• Determine proper tax treatment of identified activities
• Document and continuously reevaluate the University’s tax position, policy and procedures and
initiates process changes and recommends policy changes in tax related areas
• Work, in collaboration with all departments and colleges, to reduce the University’s tax burden
and ensure compliance with all tax laws
• Participate in institutional projects with international tax implications
• Direct and supervise preparation, review and submission of monthly, quartile and annual federal,
state and local payroll tax documents and tax deposits
• Direct and supervise compliance with tax treaties and non-resident alien tax reporting, student
tax reporting, and vendor tax reporting
• Serve as the tax expert for all individual taxation and Unrelated Business Income taxation issues at the University

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Successful candidates must demonstrate knowledge of and experience tax compliance laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will possess deep understanding of tax trends, issues, and risks. In addition, the candidate must have proven project management experience, leadership skills and executive presence with the ability to gain respect and confidence with professional peers. It is essential that this individual possess high ethical standards, attention to detail, effective communication, the ability to build teams and relationships, results orientation and commitment to staff development.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
6+ years of tax compliance and leadership experience, Current CPA license highly preferred

Deadline to Apply 07/14/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-17

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