Description of the Department The BAS Reporting and Tax Services team is a customer focused team; they support the business and client activities of the Operations division of BNP Paribas Securities Services. The team has extensive interaction and dealings with various teams within the Operations division as well as other internal BNP Paribas Securities Services teams such as the Risk Function and Relationship Management teams. The team has monthly and quarterly client reporting deliverables and they are also responsible for the preparation of clients’ taxable income calculations which involves reconciling data from the investment system, registry, auditors and clients and working closely with our Tax Technical team to ensure our deliverables meet regulatory requirements. As a result, the team is involved in the investigation, management and resolution of any client queries and issues. Finally the team supports the ongoing fulfillment of service to clients through representation alongside the client management function. Summary of the role The Tax Accountant will report directly to the Tax Operations Manager and is responsible for assisting with client deliverables, transitions and project deliverables impacting the Tax Services team. They will be primarily involved in the preparation of BAS reporting, trust distributions and other taxable income calculations. In addition, they will be involved in the testing of processes and templates, update of standard operating procedures, client transitions and projects. Key Responsibilities Accurate and timely delivery of tax reporting deliverables. Prepare distribution calculations, life and superannuation fund tax calculations and tax returns. Review and maintenance of client tax profiles and security static data used to drive reporting and tax calculations. Reconciliation of investment system to accounting ledger Attending to and responding to client queries. Adherence to operational compliance and risk policies. Assist in the completion of projects, including testing of tax templates. Actively participate and contribute to meeting other team deliverables. Qualifications & Experience required for the role Knowledge of basic tax accounting principles for financial instruments, trusts, and/or superannuation funds. Knowledge of fund accounting, reporting and related operational risk and compliance requirements of the client service function Degree qualified in Business, Accounting or related discipline Qualified Accountant (CA/CPA) Experience using central accounting systems and producing reconciliations Demonstrated history of being results focused and excellent attention to detail Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Core Competencies required for the role Accountability - Committed to achieving the organisation’s objectives. Demonstrates perseverance and is accountable for own actions. Attention to detail - Ensures accuracy and implements processes to ensure quality of output. Ensures high personal standards in all areas of work. Client Focus - Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent and timely responses to our clients’ needs and to changes in the market Change management - Displays flexibility to change and is open to new ideas. Encourages others to be open to innovation. Values feedback and gives people scope and confidence to generate ideas. Communication - Oral: Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Adjusting communication style to match the needs of the audience. Written: Expressing ideas clearly in all written documents. Using professional, appropriate language at all times, and adhering to the use of the BNPP Email Protocols. Innovation - Proactively looks for opportunities for continuous improvement and thinks creatively Risk awareness - Adheres to the organisation’s processes and procedures. Demonstrates a good understanding of compliance issues and implements work practices that minimise operational and reputational risk Team Orientation - Works with the team and the broader organisation towards shared goals and treats all colleagues and clients as partners Technical/professional knowledge - Demonstrates a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills/knowledge in job related areas. Keeps abreast of current developments and trends in area of expertise
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