Tax Specialist - Officer - Hybrid

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
02 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
The candidate must have extensive withholding tax knowledge, preferably from a Custodial / Investment Operations background, gained over several years and be able to interpret changes to tax legislation which may impact our client base; Broad and in-depth understanding of the asset management industry, gained through working in a variety of asset management disciplines and proven client facing experience and ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

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 a Global Withholding Tax Specialist you will
Provide Subject Matter expertise for all Income Withholding Tax related questions and queries. Review Market and Internal Tax documentation and data to ensure internal Tax Tables are up to date, amending as required to ensure this is the case (where possible). Work with off-shore teams to ensure all required detail and data is accurate and received in a timely manner. Act as the point at which relevant client and internal queries are tracked, with pro active management to ensure timely response and resolution. Review existing Tax related processes and identify where improvements might be introduced. Perform work independently within scope of established guidelines and according to specific procedures. Communicate effectively on issues / problems to the Client and to SSC management and ensure a proper and timely follow-up to ensure resolution. Provide guidance, support, act as resource and assist team members from multiple operational areas for both onshore and offshore locations. Maintain and progress on-going Tax initiatives and projects across the Global Client Base Complete any ad-hoc tasks as identified by the line manager.

What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to analyse on the spot.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills to audiences of different sizes and levels of seniority.
  • Good time management / prioritization skills essential
  • Must be self motivated, adaptable and show initiative in different circumstances and under pressure.
  • Flexibility in working outside of your responsibilities and areas of expertise.
  • PC literate - Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills necessary.
  • Project experience
  • Client facing experience

Able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues at all levels

Education & Preferred Qualifications

Extensive Global Withholding Tax knowledge gained, preferably, from a Custody background
Asset management experience, including investment operations.
Broad and in-depth understanding of the asset management industry, gained through working in a variety of asset management disciplines.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

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 by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs 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 perspectives 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 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 programs 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.

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