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Accountant - International Employment and Tax Accountant

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Accounting & Finance
Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

Accountant - International Employment and Tax Accountant


Campus: Tempe


Job Description

The International Employee Management team seeks a compliance accountant to join the team. The accountant will be essential in helping to develop a more robust international payroll compliance system and is part of the team responsible for monitoring both inbound and outbound international employees, communicating compliance responsibilities, entering, and reviewing payroll and other records for accuracy and completeness, and supporting annual compliance. This role will also assist in tax filings, as needed. This position is heavily data orientated including reviewing, entering, reconciling, and auditing different data sets to track and determine compliance with various requirements. 

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market. 

We offer our employees partially remote work after the training period is complete.

The successful candidate, not presently employed within Financial Services, will be paid a signing bonus of $750 and a $1,250 bonus after completing six months of employment with the department. 

Job Family

Finance & Accounting

Department Name

FS Tax NRA Payroll



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$55,000 per year

Close Date




Essential Duties

The first year this position will be on the project team that is implementing a new human capital and payroll system. This will include assisting in developing a testing plan, performing testing, and identifying problems or best practices. They will also be assisting in developing updated processes and procedures regarding international payroll and employee compliance. 

This position must be adaptable to changes in job duties and be able to manage environments of change.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND one (1) year of professional accounting experience; OR, Five (5) years professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in adapting to a quickly changing environment.
  • Experience in providing a high caliber of service.
  • Detail Orientated.
  • Self-Motivated.
  • Strong time and project management skills.
  • Positive attitude and team player.
  • Evidence of working on processes to evaluate and find efficiency.
  • Ability to multi-task or quickly change gears.
  • Ability to approach issues from different angles and find solutions.
  • Experience in Workday, payroll, or tax a bonus. 

Working Environment

  • Work in an office setting and use office equipment (i.e. computers, printers, copiers, calculators, telephones).
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time, travel moderate distances to perform work.
  • Communicate orally and in writing to perform essential duties.
  • Read-interpret written and oral instructions/directions.
  • May require lifting of items weighing up to 25 lbs.

Department Statement

In support of the missions of Business & Finance and Arizona State University, Financial Services serves the university community in a professional, accessible, customer-focused, efficient and innovative manner by processing financial transactions and providing accounting, financial management reporting, financial system training and treasury management services in a timely fashion. Financial Services' mission is to provide a high level of service to the ASU community, along with the necessary financial protection via cost-effective internal controls.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.  

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.