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Global Employer Services Associate - Winter 2025 (Multiple Locations)

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26d ago

💼 Graduate Job

Chicago +7

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  • You need a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, progress towards CPA certification, knowledge of tax, proficiency in Microsoft Office, teamwork skills, and strong attention to detail for this Global Employer Services Associate role at BDO USA.
  • You will conduct research, analyze client data, assist with tax compliance, and support client engagements for a variety of global employer services projects.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxChicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Stamford, Detroit, Los Angeles, Charlotte


  • The STS Global Employer Services (GES) Associate will be responsible for utilizing their educational background and organizational skills to assist the GES practice in one or more of its four segments – Retirement Plans, People and Organization Strategy, Global Rewards Taxation, and Global Mobility. The Global Employer Services Associate is responsible for performing basic research to prepare tax returns, tax equalizations, completing assignment cost projections, work project reviews, and analyses that assist in serving clients.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Statistics, required; OR Bachelor’s degree in other focus areas and CPA certification, required
  • Advanced degrees, such as a JD or Masters in Tax, preferred
  • Experience:
  • Prior experience related to workforce programs and issues, preferred
  • License and Certifications:
  • Eligible to sit for the CPA exams; progress towards admission to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction; progress towards Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent (EA) certification or progress towards the equivalent of one of these designations upon starting employment, preferred
  • Software:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint, preferred
  • Language:
  • N/A
  • Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to follow instructions as directed
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Seeks advice of appropriate superiors regarding issues related to compliance
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in PowerPoint and Excel

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Research:
  • Identifies situations when research is necessary, providing an outline of the issue(s) and the appropriate source of research to be conducted
  • Reviews SEC filings of public companies, survey data, issue briefs prepared by legal and accounting experts, and “best practice” guidelines published by investor advisory groups as background for providing clients with creative approaches to compensation opportunities that promote shareholders’ interests
  • Composes detailed reports of the research findings
  • Calculations and analysis:
  • Reviews and analyzes client data and uses Excel modeling to prepare calculations needed for various consulting projects related to equity compensation and incentive plan design, retirement plans, payroll tax requirements, mobile employee cost projections, and M&A transactions
  • Analyzes researched facts and the sources utilized
  • Tax and Information Reporting compliance:
  • Assists with the preparation of the following returns as needed:
  • US individual tax returns for inbound and outbound international assignees
  • Forms 5500 for qualified retirement plans
  • Payroll tax forms such as 941, W-2, 1099, etc.
  • Informational reporting for equity plans such as Form 3921
  • General practice support:
  • Communicates with clients as needed to support gathering of data and completion of projects
  • Assists with creating and organizing file documentation in support of client engagements
  • Assists with presentation materials for internal and external purposes, e.g., webinars, proposals, etc.
  • Other duties as required
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Apr 13, 2025


Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Stamford, Detroit, Los Angeles, Charlotte