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The Vice President (VP) serves as ABA’s primary tax resource and advocate for member banks in the areas of federal and state corporate taxation, international bank taxation, tax procedure, compliance, financial products and services. This position also serves as the lead on tax advocacy before regulatory bodies (Treasury/IRS, etc.) and works with the Congressional Relations team to analyze legislative provisions and serves as a subject-matter expert with congressional offices.
Primary duties and responsibilities include the performance of all activities necessary to provide representation and service on behalf of the banking industry – which includes banks of all sizes – on bank taxation and related issues.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
Leading working groups with banks of all sizes to identify and create advocacy strategies around tax issues that affect ABA’s member banks.
Leading ABA’s tax advocacy before Treasury, IRS and Congress (in coordination with ABA’s Congressional Relations team).
Working with bankers and ABA staff to prepare official comment letters and testimony.
Managing ABA’s tax committees and ensuring strong coordination with other national and international financial services trade associations and related working groups.
Providing technical advice and policy support, including coordinating with ABA’s Congressional Relations team, Communications team, Accounting team, and Office of Chief Economist in analyzing legislation, responding to press inquiries and drafting position papers.
Identifying and monitoring emerging judicial, regulatory and legislative tax activities.
Responding to banker requests for technical information.
Ensure ABA understands banker needs and that the advocacy work done in the tax space remains highly visible to members.
Work effectively with cross-functional teams, particularly the Congressional Relations team, Communications team and Office of Chief Economist, to ensure achievement of organizational goals.
Successfully lead ABA committees/working groups relating to tax (including the ABA Tax Committees and ABA Information Reporting Advisory Group).
Bachelor’s degree required; LLM Degree or master’s degree in Tax or Tax Policy strongly preferred.
10+ years’ experience working in Tax Policy and with a working knowledge of the Washington, D.C. advocacy environment and process.
Treasury and/or IRS (or related) experience is required; experience with tax law or compliance strongly preferred.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Collaborative work style required.
American Bankers Association (ABA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
ABA encourages and celebrates diversity so if you are motivated, hardworking and want to make a difference, come as you are!
The American Bankers Association is the united voice of America’s hometown bankers—small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million women and men, hold nearly $17 trillion in assets, safeguard $12.8 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans. ABA believes that government policies should recognize the industry’s diversity. Laws and regulations should be tailored to correspond to a bank’s charter, business model, hometown markets and risk profile. This policymaking approach avoids the negative economic consequences of burdensome, unsuitable and inefficient bank regulation. Through a broad array of information, training, staff expertise and other resources, ABA supports America’s hometown bankers as they perform their critical role as drivers of America’s economic growth and job creation.