Vice President, International Tax Policy
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) seeks a Vice President for International Tax Policy to serve as its lead strategist, expert and advocate on tax issues. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the NFTC President.
About the National Foreign Trade Council
The NFTC is a recognized leader in advancing the interests of U.S. companies in international commerce. For over 100 years, we have provided our members with advice, advocacy, and access to navigate the challenges of the global economy. Today, we are a thought leader and principal interlocutor in areas ranging from tax treaties and trade agreements to tariffs, supply chain regulations and the tax challenges arising from the digitization of the economy.
We offer our members high-level access to policymakers in governments and in international organizations. We conduct regular meetings, briefings, and in-depth analysis and serve as a nimble and effective forum for companies to tackle critical and complex issues together. We advocate for our members’ interests with the U.S. Executive Branch and Congress, and through organizations including the WTO, OECD and United Nations. We engage the media, think tanks and other interest groups on the role of international trade and tax policies in contributing to U.S. economic growth and job creation.
The NFTC maintains an affiliated, independent 501(c)(3) educational organization, the NFTC Foundation. It conducts educational efforts in support of an open, rules-based global economy, including public conferences and an annual awards event. The NFTC Foundation houses the Global Innovation Forum, an educational effort to engage a global network of small businesses, nonprofit leaders and government officials to explore the role of trade policies and programs in fostering resilience and inclusive growth.
What you will do:
- Lead the development and execution of NFTC’s international tax policy strategy:
Consult closely with member companies and the NFTC’s President to develop positions on key priorities and identify opportunities for advocacy and education through private meetings, public events, letters, public comment notices, media engagement, op-eds, and position papers; ensure NFTC is a nimble and effective advocate in response to fast-moving developments on tax policy and become a reliable, well-known voice for sustainable and administrable tax policy.
Manage key relationships with officials from the White House, Treasury, IRS, congressional committees, foreign governments, multilateral organizations and other businesses and associations.
- Advance NFTC’s U.S. federal legislative and regulatory international tax agendas:
Develop and implement advocacy strategies to engage Congress and the Executive Branch to maximize success of legislative and regulatory goals. Draft comments in response to relevant proposed regulations and provide input into federal legislation.
- Engage multilateral institutions to promote NFTC’s international tax priorities:
Develop NFTC policy goals, draft position papers and comments and lead NFTC’s tax policy work with the OECD, UN and other multilateral forums. Drive ongoing work to advance member interests in the OECD-G20 Inclusive Framework in response to the tax challenges of the digitization of the economy.
- Lead NFTC efforts to identify and engage on non-U.S. issues:
Identify and prioritize opportunities for NFTC to intervene on non-U.S. tax issues; draft comments to, and arrange meetings with, foreign tax officials; and coordinate monthly Non-U.S. Issues meetings with NFTC member companies to provide updates on outbound and inbound tax issues.
- Spearhead business community efforts on bilateral and multilateral tax treaties:
Interact with Treasury, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and members of the Senate to pursue adoption and updating of tax treaties.
- Serve as a trusted advisor, expert and convener:
Act as a trusted advisor on tax policy issues and work closely with member company Tax Directors and Washington Representatives to develop and implement NFTC activities and policies. Serve as an expert at private roundtables, public events, multilateral organizations, industry meetings, hearings, and in the press.
Convene and lead regular meetings and events, including NFTC’s monthly Tax Committee meetings. Organize NFTC’s annual international tax conference and develop events and reports to provide ongoing thought leadership on tax priorities in collaboration with member companies, outside experts, U.S. and foreign government officials and other stakeholders.
Provide counsel to the President; collaborate with NFTC’s trade staff to coordinate engagement on shared priorities, including with respect to the tax and trade challenges arising from the digitization of the economy; work with NFTC’s team and Board to recruit new member companies; and execute other duties as assigned.
An ideal candidate will possess:
- 15+ years of experience working in or with Congress, the Executive Branch, regulatory agencies, the business community and/or international organizations on tax policy.
- A deep professional network and a proven ability to collaborate effectively with diverse business and government stakeholders and international organizations on regulatory and legislative issues and international agreements. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience engaging with both corporate tax executives as well as government relations and policy experts.
- Familiarity with a wide range of international tax issues and the technical ability to evaluate and communicate the impact of complex policy, legislative and regulatory changes on a variety of industries and inbound and outbound companies. Experience with the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework and ongoing OECD efforts on the tax challenges arising from the digitization of the economy is highly valued.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience writing public comments, testimony, policy briefs and thought pieces for publication and serving as a source for media.
- The ability to travel for business purposes up to 20% of the time.
Salary and benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. NFTC offers a highly competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k)-retirement program plus an annual employer contribution, generous paid time off, parental leave, use of on-premises fitness center, and the ability to participate in pre-tax transportation, dependent care and flexible spending account programs.
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and qualifications along with a resume. This position will remain open until filled.
Job posted: 2021-11-10