Regulatory & Taxation Specialist, Senior Associate

State Street Australia
Sydney, Sydney
17 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018
Job role
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
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.
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
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