Technical Coordinator, Tax

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
25 Nov 2022
20 Dec 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.  

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.   


The Global Fund Services business is one of the fastest growing areas in Northern Trust, offering a comprehensive suite of fund products and services to Asset Managers worldwide.

This role is within the UK Fund Accounting department, specifically within the taxation team. UK Fund Accounting looks after more than 10% of all UK Authorised Funds for numerous Fund Management clients, with the more complex funds being looked after by a separate Specialist Team. This role is to work in the tax team who are responsible for producing annual CT600 taxation returns, interim taxation reviews, CT61 returns, quarterly tax reviews and arranging taxation payments within HMRC guidelines. The successful applicant will also be expected to liaise with the NAV and Report & Accounts teams.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Keeping track of upcoming deadlines and ensuring all tax deliverables are met.
  • To provide oversight of tax work produced by Financial Reporting team while developing their knowledge - raising queries where required.
  • To review tax tasks such as annual CT600 returns and quarterly VAT & CT61 returns for a range of Unit Trusts and ICVC’s within HMRC guidelines and timetable.
  • To provide draft CT600 tax returns for external oversight minimizing queries by providing quality and timely responses for completion and filing of returns.
  • To review interim tax provisions within the daily NAV’s prepared by offshore team in Manila.
  • Manage taxation queries from Accountants, Auditor’s, Clients and Relationship Managers in a prompt and professional manner and providing response on technical matters.
  • To assist other partners and teams on complex taxation queries.
  • Investigate new tax rules and laws where appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively (both orally & in written form) with internal and external parties.
  • To deliver a quality service to our clients within the set KPI’s adhering to client SLAs
  • To assist the London Tax Team with ad-hoc request in order to ensure the overall running of the department.
  • Quarterly Tax in Price Review to be completed for all funds ensuring NAV accuracy. Any questions or concerns to be raised with relevant NAV teams directly cc’ing London Tax team.

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • A degree holder with Professional Accountancy Qualifications (Manila equivalent of ACCA, ACA, CTA) with specialisation in Advanced Taxation (UK) an advantage.
  • Proven experience in a similar Fund Accounting taxation role.
  • Ability to work within a team and share acquired knowledge and experience with others through providing training and support, particularly with more complex taxation queries.
  • Ability to work under pressure to achieve all the taxation deadlines for client deliverables including reviewing and overseeing workloads of a junior taxation specialist within the tax team.
  • Knowledge of different investment vehicles Unit Trusts, OEICs, PAIFs and ACS.
  • Knowledge of Capital Allowances for PAIFs and ability to advise on queries and explain to clients / solicitors TWDVs.
  • Knowledge to maintain Tax Tables for Mutual Funds and ACSs.
  • Numerical and computer literacy (including spreadsheet skills) – (i.e. Excel (formulae), Word, Lotus Notes and taxation software package)
  • VBA skill would be advantageous to automate the processes
  • Ability to think outside the box and review the process enhancements and improvements
  • Knowledge of MS Access Database would be beneficial to drive the existing spread sheets on the Access
  • Possesses a very high attention to detail.
  • Challenge the status quo and review process to continually enhance the processes
  • Highlight any gaps to the Manager and participate in development of the processes
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills for liaising with internal and external stakeholders especially with offshore locations. Depositaries, Custodians, Auditors and Clients etc.
  • A good knowledge of the SORP relating to fund accounting.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us.

Reasonable accommodation

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We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.

We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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