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Tax Services Associate

Employer
State Street Corporation
Location
Kilkenny, Ireland
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Job Summary

Based in Kilkenny, with the opportunity for a suitable flexible working arrangement. A s a core member of our Tax Services Department, you will be working with a team of dedicated tax delivery professionals to deliver high quality tax reporting services to our clients.
Purpose of the Role
The Tax Services Associate is primarily responsible for the delivery of investor tax reporting to our clients (daily & periodic) in accordance with reporting requirements for each location. There will be a requirement to support other areas of Tax services including custody tax reclaims and relief at source processing, ad hoc project work to support the Tax Department.

Specific Responsibilities
Client Service
  • Ensure the delivery of tax services are delivered on time and within the appropriate quality standards
  • Manage and share tax knowledge with appropriate business groups (including internal tax training).
  • Assist business groups on local tax compliance requirements.
  • Assist in the delivery of on the job training and development of other administrators.
  • Ensure business standards and client deadlines are met on a consistent basis

Technical
  • Work with business process groups on identifying system enhancements required for tax services.
  • Attend department training and maintain knowledge of industry updates relevant to your sector
  • Work with senior management on identifying and reducing tax risks associated with servicing investment funds.
  • Identify process efficiencies in the course of their daily work and propose to Officers
  • Build and maintain internal network of contacts
  • Deal with clients and internal business groups on ad-hoc tax queries.
  • Day to day communications with other departments at State Street
  • Communicate with officers on status of assignments/projects
  • Provide/seek regular feedback to Officers/AVP/Vice President
  • Act as an effective team player & deputize for immediate supervisor when appropriate
  • Positively influencing team morale in order to achieve set standards and goals
  • Lead, direct and manage the group in collaboration with your manager/s and senior colleagues.
  • Ensure appropriate skills training is completed per training requirements.
  • Create an environment that is flexible/adaptable/able to change. Initiate and successfully implement department performance targets and objectives, both operational and project based.
  • Ensure you anticipate, monitor, actively manage and report all risk and compliance issues, breaches and suspicious activities.

THE PERSON
Qualifications
Possess a degree in business / economics, accounting or related discipline, having a number of years' experience working in a similar environment or related environment is preferred but not essential.
Core Competencies
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and be comfortable with managing difficult situations as they arise.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a dynamic team environment.
  • Experience of working to deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work within a team.
  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and develop.
  • Sound knowledge of systems including Microsoft Office and strong knowledge of Excel
  • State Street will provide comprehensive on the job training in relation to the specific tax operation services.

Disposition
  • Self-motivated
  • Good initiative
  • Professional
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Enthusiastic
  • Adaptable - ability to develop new approaches to solving problems
  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Strong inter-personal skills

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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