Team Lead – Regional Tax Reporting Team, AVP/ VP
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 17,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 markets with more than 196,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.
BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.
* excluding partnerships
MAIN OBJECTIVES & PURPOSE :
o Manage and ensure the effective execution of all operational tax process such as tax reporting, MIS reporting and audits in coordination with the other stakeholders
o Be the Product Owner of the IT assets dedicated to such reporting, ensuring that specifications are properly explained and validated, coordinating UAT and sign off
o Act as a subject matter expert for FATCA and AEOI, keeping abreast of tax regulations and any market changes which will impact the business and ensuring all relevant parties are informed and suitable changes are implemented accordingly.
o Be the single point of contact in the collation of the reports and stats from various stakeholders.
o To be responsible for the reporting of both Hong Kong and Singapore.
o To coordinate with HO on any update or changes pertaining to FATCA and AEOI.
o Providing feedback and escalating issues to the appropriate support functions and management.
o Participate and contribute to the FATCA and AEOI initiatives.
o Drive delivery of training requirements and conduct training on FATCA and AEOI topics
CUSTOMER/SUPPLIER RELATIONS :
Internal: IT and Operations, Legal, Compliance, Business Management Unit, Permanent Control and Tax
KEY RESULTS AREAS :
Implementation and Process
o Manage a team that supports the production of FATCA and AEOI tax reporting to the tax authority on a timely manner.
o Support front office on queries relating to conduct of FATCA and AEOI due diligence.
o Reviewing and formulating recommendations for process and controls to better comply with FATCA and AEOI Regulations.
o Maintain database to update tools and materials pertaining to FATCA and AEOI.
o Represent WM CM for QI topic relating to static data.
o Act as a point of contact for escalations or issues from Front Office or various business partners.
o Attend to FATCA and AEOI audit.
o Prepare regular reports for Management review
o Ensure the Team meets the KPI.
o Uphold the highest standards of control, always keeping data integrity in mind while supervising day-to-day matters.
o Take ownership of relevant procedural documentation and ensure procedures are updated on a timely basis.
o Appropriate and confidential handling of client data and information
o Drive delivery of training requirements and conduct training on FATCA and AEOI topics.
o To Lead by example.
o Work within a team – with an adaptable flexible approach, coordinate with team members and Front Office to resolve complex cases and address issues in a timely manner.
o Be open to change and support the vision of working in a fully transversal operation.
o Ability to share information and eventually train new team members.
Control and Risk
o Abide with operational risk procedures and escalate incidents to Managers where necessary.
o Contribute to the implementation and controls for daily processes and assist with the update of procedures.
o Report and escalate concerns/ issues to Manager when required.
o Liaise regularly with the following internal groups to ensure a smooth on boarding process: Compliance, Legal, FO teams, Client on-boarding or other support teams within Singapore/Hong Kong and HO that have any involvement in the FATCA, QI and AEOI process.
Comply with BNPP Permanent Control Activities
o Direct contribution to BNPP operational permanent control framework.
o Contribute to the implementation of operational permanent control policies and procedures in day-to-day business activities, such as Control Plan.
o Comply with regulatory requirements and internal guideline.
o Contribute to the reporting of all incidents according to the Incident Management System.
o Minimizing operational failure, including but not exclusively, the risk of fraud, by helping to devise, and by implementing, sufficient regular controls.
o Ensuring appropriate escalation to management and/or Permanent Control (or Compliance as appropriate) as soon as an issue is identified.
Qualifications and Experience :
o Minimum 5-6 years of relevant working experience
o Bachelor’s level degree or professional qualification
o Minimum 2-3 years working experience in people management and have an excellent track record in leading small teams
o Minimum 2- 3 years of experience handling FATCA/ QI / AEOI work process
o Experience working in big 4 consultancy firms, assisting banks with implementation of FATCA / QI / AEOI will be a plus
Essential Technical Knowledge/Skills :
o Proficient with FATCA , QI and AEOI regulations
o Project Management
o Work independently for assignments
o Good analytical skills to undertake fact findings
o Fluent in English (spoken and written).
o Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
o Must posses a strong fundamental and technical skills, awareness of operational risk
o Competent in MS Office tools, particularly MS Excel
Other Value-added Competencies :
o Team player, independent, hardworking, eager to learn and attention to details
o High adaptability to changing environment
o Ability to work under pressure, lead people through change and yet execute in a precise and timely fashion
o Possess excellent communication skills, confident corresponding with Front Office partners and is an efficient solutions provider