Purpose of Job We are currently seeking talented Attorney – Tax & Benefits for our San Antonio, TX facility
Responsible for providing corporate tax and benefits legal advice and counsel. Ensures the company’s activities are conducted in compliance with the applicable legal framework and USAA’s Risk Appetite. Responsible for foreseeing and mitigating corporate tax and benefit legal risks. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May work with outside counsel to complete assignments.
Job Requirements Applies advanced knowledge to mitigate legal, regulatory, compliance and litigation risk to USAA businesses. Engages and collaborates with other legal experts within the company and at times outside counsel. May work with outside counsel or contract professionals to complete assignments. Provides solution oriented legal advice and counsel to internal clients to support business objectives. May assist more senior attorneys in providing advice and counsel on highly complex matters. Responsible for analyzing the application of laws and regulations and preparing recommendations and/or documents to support the organization. Applies advanced knowledge regarding relevant business, industry, and area of legal specialty. Handles complex negotiations, drafting and document creation, and matter resolution. Ensures escalation of matters presenting more significant risk to more senior attorneys. May assist more senior attorneys with the preparation of defense positions for highly complex litigation. Participates in and may lead cross function initiatives. Serves as a resource to less experienced team members. May provide research, factual information, counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues, in support of more senior attorneys. Performs all other tasks as assigned.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. 4 or more years legal experience. Admitted to the practice law in one state or a territory of the USA Active member and in good standing of the bar in at least one state or territory Knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools and applicable software.
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.
4+ years of experience providing corporate tax and benefits advice at a major law firm, in-house legal department, or public accounting firm. Demonstrated ability to articulate opinions and information verbally and in writing. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with high degree of professionalism. Good organizational, prioritization, and time management skills. Team player with ability to work effectively with employees at all levels. Graduate tax law degree (LL.M. in Taxation or similar).
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.