First State Super was established in 1992 and today, following an integration with StatePlus, we are Australia's largest member owned superannuation and advice fund with more than 780,000 members. We are the custodians of a combined superannuation and retirement savings asset pool of over $100 billion.
Our head office is in Sydney, and we have offices throughout NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia. We have more than 1,100 employees servicing the needs of our members and employers.
As a public offer fund, we are open to anyone. We are a 'profit for member' fund, which means any surplus or profit we generate are used to improve the range and quality of services we provide to members.
The majority of our members are employed in the public sector, education, health and community services, police and emergency services.
Our guiding philosophy is 'members first'. This means our members are always our top priority when we are evaluating new product and service initiatives. Our members really are at the heart of everything we do.
First State Super has been granted the Employer Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for 2019. This is the third year in a row we have received this citation, which is a clear representation of our commitment to gender equality in our business.
About the opportunity
Reporting to the Head of Tax, this role will manage the day to day delivery of the Group Tax function. The Group Tax function covers tax compliance (including income tax returns, FBT, BAS's and offshore tax compliance), tax in unit pricing, member taxes, distribution reviews and withholding taxes. You will support the overall tax strategy by ensuring that First State Super (and associated entities) meets its tax obligations and ensuring readiness for regulatory engagement.
Key tasks and responsibilities
To succeed in this role, you will have strong tax technical knowledge to be able to determine the fund's (and its associated entities) tax positions. You will also have refined research and interpretation skills with the ability to produce high quality, easy to understand tax advice to the business.
You will be highly organised and experienced in managing tax compliance deadlines and tax reporting obligations. You will also possess strong people management skills to manage effective teams and coaching team members to achieve their full potential.
You should be able to demonstrate:
To be successful in this role, you will be required to keep up to date with legislative changes & ATO guidance to ensure the Fund remains compliant with tax laws and its obligations. You will hold formal tertiary qualifications in commerce and/or law based disciplines (e.g. Bachelor of Commerce/Business/Economics/LLB or equivalent) - a postgraduate qualification in taxation and/or accounting (e.g. Master of Taxation/Laws and/or CA) would be highly regarded.
Does this sound like the role for you? We're waiting to hear from you.