Analyst, Tax (Graduate Opportunity)

Limerick, Munster, Ireland
11 Oct 2021
11 Nov 2021
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.


An exciting opportunity to join the International Tax Services (ITS) group. Working as part of a small team, the successful candidate’s primary role will be to work with clients and client service representatives to effectively resolve withholding tax related queries. In addition the role will likely require the consolidation and preparation of tax information reporting.

Formal and ‘on the job’ training will be provided, no prior knowledge of withholding tax is required. However, a basic understanding of financial services would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have a significant amount of direct interaction with clients and their associated client services teams. Interaction with other tax operations teams, the ‘Tax Technical’ team and other relevant parties on a daily basis will also form part of this role. Responding quickly and professionally to all inquiries in an accurate and timely manner is central to this role. The successful candidate will continually aim to improve the service offered to clients.

The successful candidate will also take on appropriate tasks from the Team Manager or Team Lead and escalate issues as appropriate in a timely manner.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responding promptly, appropriately and accurately to queries received from clients and other partners within Northern Trust including client services and other tax operations teams.
  • Building a knowledge base of clients serviced, particularly their inherent traits that impact international tax entitlements.
  • Providing reporting/summaries to clients on a periodic or ad-hoc basis – This might include listing outstanding tax documentation, out-lining the status of open tax reclaims etc.
  • Reviewing draft client documentation as completed by the client and provide constructive and accurate feedback.
  • To actively participate in Audits/Business Continuity exercises and to assist the Team Manager / Team Lead to ensure awareness in the team.
  • Continuously meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of all clients.
  • Work within a team with a strong willingness to assist others when required, building effective relationships with members of the team and other teams as well.

Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong core IT skills – Excel, MS Office, Word, Adobe etc.
  • Proven ability to review and consolidate multiple data sources – e.g. through pivot tables, VLookups, macros etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with logical thinking ability.
  • Articulate and innovative with a demonstrated ability to navigate through obstacles, work under pressure and successfully deliver to tight deadlines in a fast moving business environment.
  • Good organizational skills including the ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Strong presentation skills, ability to get concepts over effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Working with Us:

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 ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review

Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days

Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program

Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

And Finally

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.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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

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