Business Overview:

The ITO Tax Operations Group is responsible for establishing operational procedures and controls to comply with IRS regulations regarding US information reporting (i.e. 1099 and 1042S reporting). Tax Operations is responsible for maintaining tax documentation (i.e. W-8's and W-9's), withholding and remitting taxes to the IRS, and generating 1099 and 1042s reporting to clients and the IRS. The group collaborates with US Corporate Tax to assess the impact of new tax legislation and requirements, and engages with cross-functional resources to develop plans to respond and/or comply with new regulations. To the extent a new business process is required, Tax Operations develops business requirements and ensures local IT and operational procedures are enhanced to support new regulations. In addition, Tax Operations supports cost basis, transfer reporting and corporate action events by managing client data in the GENEVA portfolio accounting system.

*Physical presence in BNPP’s office(s) is an essential function of this position. BNPP requires all of our employees to be vaccinated in order to access its offices, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to disability or religion.

Candidate Success Factors:

Candidates to be measured on the following four performance drivers, which will dictate how individual impact is considered on the Americas platform:

  • Results and Impact
    • Impacts division and influences peers and team
    • Demonstrates good judgement when making decisions of high complexity and impact
    • Relies on limited guidance for most complex decision making
    • Is responsible for driving outcomes which have meaningful effect on team or department
  • Leadership and Collaboration
    • Creates trust with department leaders
    • Acts in leadership capacity for large projects, processes, or programs for a team
  • Client, Customer and Stakeholder Focus
    • Able to build relationships with a mix of intermediate and senior colleagues or clients
    • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders
    • Demonstrates the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders at the team level
  • Compliance Culture and Conduct
    • Takes full responsibility for personal actions and demonstrates courage in facing problems and conflicts
    • Perceived as a person of high moral character; upholds corporate values and displays high ethical standards”

Responsibilities:

Functions of the Tax Operations Documentation and Control team includes transversal business lines 

  • Perform level 2 controls (i.e. review of performance of controls tied to weekly IRS tax remittance)
  • Perform oversight of level 1 control documented via ORUS, and supervision of daily controls and regulatory reports
  • Support the department with collecting facts and contributing to correspondence between BNP Paribas and the IRS Large Corp representative assigned to the bank with respect to IRS Penalty Notices and maintenance of IRS deposit transcripts
  • Perform IRS 945 and 1042 transcript research
  • Implement and perform controls around the monitoring of IRS receivables and payables
  • Contribute to the production of monthly outstanding IRS payable and receivable balances across all open tax ledgers accounts
  • Coordination with client onboarding and due diligence groups to ensure proper account tax documentation solicitation and tracking
  • Arching and reviewing IRS Fire System filings for all original and amended submissions
  • Reconciliation of year‐end tax liabilities versus weekly IRS deposits
  • Assistance with regulatory projects and development of controls necessary to implement new tax rules, and regulations, and to ensure compliance within those rules
  • Identification and participation in process design to achieve better controls, compliance and efficiency
  • Support of audits with IRS and Internal Audit (IA), and any other special audits 
  • Support of tax form collection during client onboarding/recertification applicable
  • Review, validation, re-certification and processing of forms W-8 and W-9 and related documentation according to IRS Chapter 3, chapter 61, and FATCA regulations      
  • Review and maintenance of written Tax Operations policies and procedures, gap analysis, and response to inquiries from operational areas and central teams
  • Supervision of Global Custody activity, foreign tax reclaim submissions, including tracking aged items, assisting with periodic outreaches to foreign tax authorities, and providing training to Tax Operations colleagues

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • 2-5 years tax information reporting, withholding and tax document management experience  
  • Strong knowledge and comprehension of Internal Revenue Codes Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and Chapter 61
  • Understanding and expert knowledge of IRS Forms W-9 and W-8 and their associated requirements; Forms 1099 series, 1042-S; Forms 945 and 1042
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or similar. 
  • Experience and familiarity with global markets
  • Highly ethical and control oriented
  • Strong team and leadership skills
  • Innovative and adept at assessing process improvement
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of tax accounting rules and regulations
  • High Proficiency in standard Microsoft applications including Excel
  • Strong communication, multi-tasking, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Solutions-oriented thinker who is able to generate creative ideas
  • Effective analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications;  

  • Strong knowledge of Income Sourcing rules
  • Knowledge of Broadridge systems/products such as BPS, TMS (Tax Managed Services) and TDS (Tax Data Solutions), or similar settlement and reporting systems
  • Experience validating client tax docs (Forms W-8 series, Forms W-9) using MD3, and updating back office static data and referential data systems
  • Experience in the development and deployment of reporting systems / tools
  • Understanding of system requirements and capabilities to ensure appropriate controls and processes
  • Proven track record of contributing to team oriented tasks and strategies, with the ability to identify client driven enhancements
  • Control orientated mindset
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience and skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet established deadlines in a fast pace work environment with minimal supervision.

FINRA Registrations Required:  Candidates with FINRA licenses (Series 7, 63) are encouraged to apply, although FINRA licenses are not required for employment.

CFTC Swap Dealer Associated Person (if yes, NFA Swaps Proficiency Program is required):N/A

N/A

SEC Security-Based Swap Dealer Associated Person:

N/A

About BNP Paribas:

In the United States, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base. We continue to grow and strengthen our commitment to the US market through our Corporate & Institutional Banking activities.  We are one of a few non-US banks to offer a full value chain for our clients, from trading to financing, and clearing and custody in the US with the international footprint and capacity to deliver both globally and locally. Leveraging the strength of our European roots, our network can support clients in virtually every region of the world, enabling more connectivity and efficiency wherever our clients conduct business.

BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking services corporate clients and institutional investors offering tailored solutions in financing, cash management, and advisory services to companies via Corporate Banking, in capital markets via Global Markets, and in securities custody and administration via Securities Services.  As the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Asset Management offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors.

The bank employs nearly 14,000 people and has a presence in the country since the late 1800s in major cities including New York, Jersey City, Chesterbrook, PA, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Washington, DC.  

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach across the US, EMEA and APAC. It has a presence in 68 countries, with more than 193,000 employees.  The Bank offers a comprehensive range of banking, investment and financial services solutions through three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Bank’s retail-banking networks and several specialized businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, BNP Paribas helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

We take pride in our expertise and our ability to adapt while constantly looking ahead to create a more sustainable world.

BNP Paribas. The Bank for a Changing World.

https://usa.bnpparibas/en/homepage/join-us/our-opportunities/

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

Primary Location
US-PA-Chesterbrook
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Job
MISCELLANEOUS
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 3 years
Schedule
Full-time
Reference
COR002480

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