Regulatory & Taxation Specialist, Senior Associate

Regulatory & Taxation Specialist, Senior Associate
Client Service
  • Understand client Regulatory and Tax Reporting Requirements and business objectives, delivering solutions in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure client specifics are kept up to date and look for ways to streamline services, ensuring greater productivity
  • Build trusting relationships with internal stakeholders and clients
  • Respond promptly to client and auditor queries with respect to tax, regulatory and financial reporting services
  • Assist manager in communicating product development, legislative changes and SSAL initiatives to the clients.
  • Participate in client presentations when required
  • Ensure billing template accurately reflects services on a monthly basis
  • Ensure Monthly KPIs are updated
    Technical
  • Deal with regulatory and tax technical issues within the financial services industry, including assessment and explaining how these apply to clients
  • Consulting on regulatory and tax technical issues to other internal business unit managers
  • Impart tax technical knowledge to staff within the team
  • Ensure tax policies are in line with legislative changes and industry practice
    Operational and staff management
  • Through your planning ensure client deliverables are completed accurately and on time
  • Seek ways of improving operations within the team
  • Working with the tax managers to lead and manage a team of people - both direct and indirect reports - "Lead by example"
  • Promote and support initiatives within the team, other Product Groups and SSAL areas
  • Provide appropriate training and coaching to team members
  • Assist in ensuring timely billing to clients of services provided
    Risk and Compliance
  • Ensure adherence to standard operating procedures and relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure all information in operational databases is accurate and current at all times, including client and fund specifics
  • Responsible for the ongoing review of current operating procedures to eliminate duplication of effort, detect major areas of risk and implement best practice recommendations
  • Ensure all products and services have adequate and appropriate audit supervision and control
  • Ensure internal and external audit findings are actioned in a timely manner with no recurring findings
  • Contribute to management reporting, including key performance and risk indicators
  • Complete all internal compliance training in a timely manner.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Regulatory or Taxation financial services experience - in particular investment trusts and superannuation funds
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in accounting, legal, financial markets, custody or other relevant work area
  • Near completion/completed CPA or CA or other relevant qualification
COMPETENCIES

  • Strong accounting standards or tax technical knowledge and its application to investment funds, including the ability to answer client and external auditor/advisor's queries with minimal assistance
  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet varying deadlines and work volumes
  • Strong management skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong project management skills or experience
  • Confident in making decisions autonomously and taking initiative
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Sydney New South Wales AU