Tax Specialist , Associate 2 Fixed Term Contract(FTC)

State Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
Not disclosed
25 Nov 2022
12 Dec 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

Manage and share tax knowledge with appropriate business groups (including internal tax training).Ensure business standards and client deadlines are met on a consistent basis

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Services (SSGS). SSGS gives asset owners and managers access to the essential financial tools they need to deliver effective investment solutions. From core custody, accounting, fund administration and shareholder recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGS’ tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.
Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Tax Specialist, Associate 2 (FTC) you will

Client Service

  • Ensure the delivery of tax services are delivered on time and within the appropriate quality standards
  • Manage and share tax knowledge with appropriate business groups (including internal tax training).
  • Assist business groups on local tax compliance requirements.
  • Assist in the delivery of on the job training and development of other administrators.
  • Ensure business standards and client deadlines are met on a consistent basis
  • Liaise with industry groups/tax advisors on current tax issues.


  • Work with business processes groups on identifying systems enhancements required for tax services.
  • Attend department training and maintain knowledge of European tax laws
  • Work with senior management on identifying and reducing tax risks associated with servicing investment funds.
  • Identify process efficiencies in the course of their daily work and propose to Officers
  • Build and maintain internal network of contacts


  • Deal with clients and internal business groups on ad-hoc tax queries.
  • Day to day communications with other departments at State Street
  • Communicate with officers on status of assignments/projects
  • Provide/seek regular feedback to Officers/AVP/Vice President


  • Attract, develop, engage and retain employees using available resources.
  • Act as an effective team player & deputize for immediate supervisor when appropriate
  • Positively influencing team morale in order to achieve set standards and goals
  • Lead, direct and manage the group in collaboration with your manager/s and senior colleagues.
  • Ensure appropriate skills training is in place and team members complete the necessary skills training requirements.
  • Create an environment that is flexible/adaptable/able to change. Initiate and successfully implement department performance targets and objectives, both operational and project based.
  • Ensure you and your team anticipates, monitors, actively manages and reports all risk and compliance issues, breaches and suspicious activities.

What we Value

Core Competencies

  • Accurate and Precise
  • Team Oriented
  • Organised
  • Personable
  • Flexible
  • Self-reliant
  • Enthusiastic
  • Excellent communications skills

Knowledge & Experience

  • Equivalent to a B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • Sound knowledge of systems including Microsoft Office and strong knowledge of Excel
  • Typically candidate will have 3/5 or more years’ experience in tax or fund accounting


  • Ability to develop relationships at all management levels both internally and with our customers
  • Strong problem resolution and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Self-sufficient and motivated
  • Attention to detail and concern for quality
  • Strong client service focus
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • Ability to work proactively both on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to delegate work to others.
  • Ability to hold and chair meetings as required.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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