Tax Manager | Compliance & Governance Expert | In-house

London, United Kingdom
24 May 2023
23 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Tax Manager | Compliance & Governance Expert | In-house

  • We make a difference, delivering outcomes for our millions of members.
  • Join our London Tax team as Compliance & Governance Expert!
  • Be our UK & European tax specialist for the Fund as we expand international footprint.

AustralianSuper is the largest pension fund in Australia - in the top 20 largest pension funds globally and in the top 50 asset owners globally.

With more than £160bn in assets under management, and a world-class investment team, AustralianSuper has the appetite and capability to directly invest in large-scale opportunities.

At AustralianSuper, we truly care about our colleagues. We know work and life are intertwined. That's why we support the diverse needs of everyone and have policies that enable us all to thrive and be truly flexible. We ensure diversity is celebrated for the opportunity it provides us all to learn and grow, and ultimately to deliver better outcomes for members.

Your new role:

Joining a team of two in our London office, you will work alongside our investment tax specialists in a broad tax compliance and governance seat.

Collaborating with the broader Fund Services departments, such as legal, operations etc, you will take on tax compliance and reporting matters for the direct unlisted portfolio in the UK and European, including;
  • Designing, implementing and co-ordinating end-to-end whole of life-cycle tax compliance,
  • Provide advice and support to direct investments, SPVs and the UK entity.
  • Work with both the global tax team internally, and external tax advisors & investment managers
  • Work with key senior stakeholders on relevant tax matters, with a value-add approach.
  • Responsible for A-Z tax needs, including documenting, reporting and filings for all investments and SPV activity.
  • Present, communicate, and escalate tax positions where and when needed.
  • Assist on direct transactions and investments projects across the Fund.
  • Identify, mitigate, manage and report on all tax risks across the Group.
  • Assist with the preparation of tax reporting for our single legal entities & UK Boards where required.

This role is based on site at London King's Cross Estate, one of the core assets of the Fund's global portfolio.

What you'll need

Culture is key at AustralianSuper, and we are looking for someone who is a team player that enjoys working in a high performing collaborative team.
  • Extensive experience within UK corporation tax & Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)
  • Exposure within or working closely with Investment Funds/Asset Management firms.
  • Relevant qualifications such as ACCA/ACA or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel
  • Track record of direct tax exposure across European jurisdictions
  • Motivated and passionate tax specialist
  • A team-player with excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt and change in a growing office.

Life at AustralianSuper
Our London and New York offices are made up of 80 talented colleagues and is expected to grow four-fold over the next three years meaning when you join you become a key part of building our culture.

As we collaborate with colleagues across multiple time zones flexibility in work hours are both a requirement and opportunity for this role.

We offer great benefits including generous leave type, leading pension contributions, health insurance and promote a blended working environment in which all roles can flex, and we're happy to discuss what this looks like for you.

We are committed to supporting our diverse workforce in a way that is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let our recruitment team know.

What's next: Apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

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