We are looking for

Senior Tax Accountant

Apply REF: C D000316
Description of the Department 
The Tax Services team is a customer focused team; they support the business and client activities of the Operations division of BNP Paribas Securities Services.  The team works in partnership with our clients to ensure all client deliverables are met accurately and on time. The team also has extensive interaction and dealings with all teams within the Operations division as well as other internal BNP Paribas Securities Services teams such as the Risk Function and Relationship Management teams.
The Tax Services team is responsible for managing the successful delivery of tax operations services to all of our clients.
This includes the following-
  • Managing the client relationship from a tax reporting perspective.
  • Ownership of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc client tax deliverables.
  • Maintenance of tax reporting infrastructure and templates.
  • Tax process control and risk management.
  • Working with other departments to resolve internal and external queries.
  • SME involvement in transitions and projects.

All services delivered by this team are required to consider current legislative and regulatory requirements and they must comply with operational risk guidelines.  The team is involved in all major projects and transitions. Also, the investigation, management and resolution of any client and internal queries or issues which are directed to the team.

Summary of the Role:

The Senior Tax Accountant will report directly to the Tax Manager and is responsible for managing the timely and accurate delivery of reporting and calculation services to clients in accordance with service level agreements. The Senior Tax Accountant is a client facing role and manages the clients and their auditors during tax reporting periods.

In addition to managing the tax reporting for their clients, they will be primarily involved in the review of unit trust distributions and other tax calculations performed by the tax preparation team.

The Senior Tax Accountant is also heavily involved in the testing of processes and templates, update of standard operating procedures, client transitions and projects.

Key Responsibitilies 

  • Accurate and timely delivery of tax reporting deliverables.
  • Review distribution calculations, discovery calculations, superannuation fund tax calculations and tax returns.
  • Manage clients and auditors throughout the tax audit process.
  • Review and maintenance of client tax profiles and security static data used to drive reporting and tax calculations.
  • Attending to and responding to client queries.
  • Adherence to operational compliance and risk policies.
  • Assist in the completion of projects, including testing of tax templates.
  • Provide tax training to the team and operations (as required).
  • Actively participate and contribute to meeting other team deliverables.

Qualifications & Experience required for the role

  • Approximately 5+ years commercial experience in tax compliance working with unit trusts and/or superannuation funds
  • Detailed knowledge of tax accounting principles for financial instruments, trusts, and/or superannuation funds.
  • Knowledge of fund accounting, reporting and related operational risk and compliance requirements of the client service function
  • Qualified Accountant/Tax specialist qualifications
  • Experience using central accounting systems and producing reconciliations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated history of managing clients and auditors at yearend

Core Competencies required for the role 

  • Accountability - Committed to achieving the organisation’s objectives. Demonstrates perseverance and is accountable for own actions.
  • Attention to detail - Ensures accuracy and implements processes to ensure quality of output.  Ensures high personal standards in all areas of work.
  • Client Focus - Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent and timely responses to our clients’ needs and to changes in the market
  • Change management - Displays flexibility to change and is open to new ideas.  Encourages others to be open to innovation.  Values feedback and gives people scope and confidence to generate ideas.
  • Communication - Oral:  Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations.  Adjusting communication style to match the needs of the audience.  Written:  Expressing ideas clearly in all written documents.  Using professional, appropriate language at all times, and adhering to the use of the BNPP Email Protocols.
  • Innovation - Proactively looks for opportunities for continuous improvement and thinks creatively
  • Individual Leadership - Uses an appropriate interpersonal style to inspire and guide colleagues towards goal achievement.  Adjusts behaviour to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals.
  • Risk awareness - Adheres to the organisation’s processes and procedures.  Demonstrates a good understanding of compliance issues and implements work practices that minimise operational and reputational risk
  • Team Orientation - Works with the team and the broader organisation towards shared goals and treats all colleagues and clients as partners
  • Technical/professional knowledge - Demonstrates a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills/knowledge in job related areas.  Keeps abreast of current developments and trends in area of expertise
Primary Location: AU-NSW-SydneyJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: LEGAL AND TAXEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 5 years Reference: C D000316