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Job Vacancy - Full-time

Fund Accounting Manager, Taxation – UK Fund Accounting

BNY Mellon

  Greater Manchester


-Manage a team ensuring appropriate staffing with skills in place, to deliver required Taxation services to clients. Plan and organise tax accountant activities holding regular team and One to One meetings.
-Monitor team performance, conducting appraisals and managing required recruitment. Ensure appropriate training and development in place for individuals.
-Plan, organise and monitor the delivery of taxation fund servicing for allocated clients / entities, ensuring timely and accurate delivery to regulatory deadlines, agreed timetables and SLA standards and compliance with appropriate taxation / accounting regulations /standards and internal procedures.
-Review / approve (and produce where appropriate) applicable tax deliverables allocated to team. Primary services will include returns, provisions, checks and disclosures in relation to corporation tax, income tax and VAT.
-Ensure effective and cooperative liaison with external and internal parties relevant to team deliverables (includes HMRC, clients, auditors, trustees, central tax group, offshore tax and operations teams). In conjunction with Head of Tax, develop key relationships as appropriate
-Maintain own detailed understanding of taxation regulations, industry standards, best practice and client requirements. In conjunction with Head of Tax provide analysis, communication and training to direct team and wider Fund Accounting groups as required.
-Provide management, support and input to Fund Accounting projects and client / fund changes as required.

Key deliverables:
-Responsible for the tax compliance of our clients’ authorised investment funds (AIFs Authorised Unit Trusts, Open Ended Investment Companies and Investment Trusts)
-Preparation of the corporation tax computations for AIFs (Alphatax software) Calculation and instruction of quarterly CTSA payments.
-Review/submit VAT returns and ensure any changes to the business or HMRC legislation has been included in the process.
-Review/submit VAT returns and ensure any changes to the business or HMRC legislation has been included in the process.
-Contribute to the preparation of the interim and year end financial statement by preparing the tax provisions, disclosures and supporting documentation
-Liaising with clients and/or tax advisers.
-Overseeing the application of tax methodology in the pricing of AIFs
-Review relevant quarterly balance sheet control accounts to ensure they are accurate
-Provide tax advice and technical support to the wider Fund Accounting teams
-Monitor changes in tax legislation and reporting requirements considering impact on function
-Documenting policies and procedures and identifying areas for improvement
-Assist in the preparation of technical papers for product development and business change

Technical Skills, Knowledge, Systems Knowledge (and associated skill level) :
-Experience of managing professional staff
-Technical UK taxation knowledge and experience covering collective investment scheme requirements
-Knowledge of the securities industry with experience in an FSA regulated business
-Accounting knowledge covering relevant accounting standards and regulations including UK GAAP and IMA SORP
-Excellent computer skills, in particular Excel.

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