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Tax Assistant

Location: CITY OF LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 35,000.00-60,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Insurance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 11
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: X3-221107

 TAX Analyst - London - £35 - 60k

The position is an excellent opportunity to help shape the taxation regimes in multiple jurisdictions as they apply to the fund management sector and to manage new developments in policy and law at a time of change in the global financial services industry as well as domestic and international tax systems.

Key responsibilities:
• As part of a small team in a larger organisation working closely with Tax Committee and senior management, to develop projects and strategic positions on key areas of concern to the membership in relation to tax affairs
• Engagement and advocacy efforts with national and international policymakers and fiscal authorities on behalf of the alternative investment fund industry
• Managing working groups of members.

Core experience and knowledge:
• Knowledge of UK and/or US tax systems and their relationship to issues affecting the asset management industry. This may have been gained through academic study or at an accounting or law firm or within the asset management industry.

Additional experience and knowledge would be advantageous in the areas of:
• The financial services/alternative investment fund industry and key stakeholders
• Economics and the debate regarding international taxation systems, and the impact of this on the asset management industry
• Structures and priorities for the alternative investment fund industry in the main financial centres
• Legislative process (EU, UK, US or more broadly)
• Knowledge of the general regulatory environment affecting the asset management industry.

Professional skills required:
• Ability to understand and analyse the impact of tax law, across multiple jurisdictions
• Analytical, structured approach to often detailed and technical issues
• Strong and articulate communications and drafting skills – ability to convey clear, simple communication of often complex messages
• Ability to learn and adapt to new areas quickly and independently (especially given the global dimension of the investment fund industry)
• Accountancy, legal or tax qualification preferred, although not a requirement.

Personal attributes:
• Team player – ability to work with members and working groups
• Independent/self-starter – ability to take on a project and independently see it through
• Diplomatic but persuasive negotiator
• A flexible mind set where the situation demands a new approach or new thinking.

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