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Fund Tax Analyst

Job Req ID 21313799 Primary Location Luxembourg, Luxembourg Job Category Operations - Transaction Services
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Job Purpose:

The ‘Fund Tax Analyst’ provides assistance to the accounting and reporting teams to calculate and publish tax figures.   He/she maintains all static data re direct and indirect tax on investment funds.

The Fund Tax Analyst’ is responsible to maintain high quality standard in the tax calculations, centralize of tax technical information, following tax developments impacting the Luxembourg Funds range.

These services include but are not limited to

  • Calculation of taxable income for foreign investors such as Germany, Austria, , Belgium, UK reporting r status, etc.
  • Calculation of Capital Gain tax accruals
  • Oversight of all other taxes booked within fund accounting (Capital gain tax, WHT reclaims, …)

Job Background/context:

Luxembourg Fund Administration is part of the Funds Services division and represents a significant part of Citi’s Global Transaction Services (GTS).

Luxembourg Fund Administration is currently in charge of a wide range of Investments funds such as Mutual Funds, Alternative Investments and Private Equity Funds.

The Tax Analyst will be located in Luxembourg but will be in charge of providing Tax services to funds administered by Luxembourg and Dublin Fund administration teams.

He/She will be supported by various Subject Matter Experts across a number of activities such as Fund Accounting, Reporting, Transfer Agency and Business support teams across the two locations.

He/She will act as the point of contact with Client tax experts, Business Implementation and Change management teams, External and Internal auditors in relation to tax calculation methodologies and internal procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain operating processes / procedures to ensure accurate delivery of tax computation. Maintain highest level of service quality and performance in compliance with Fund Administration mission and objectives. 
  • Closely work with Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting, Transfer Agent teams, FSM  to ensure highest client service quality.
  • The tax unit is responsible for correct static data maintenance, technical advice (act as center of expertise) and sample quality controls/ reviews on the end product.
  • Liaise with independent tax advisor and internal tax experts.
  • Assist the Coordinator and/ or Section head in a day-to-day follow up on tax related matters.
  • Participate to the implementation of new funds according to their tax accounting treatments.
  • Ensure that tax reporting (monthly, quarterly, half yearly, annually) is delivered timely and accurately through reporting from different sites
  • Various ad-hoc project work
  • Escalate any tolerance breaches or possible errors to the Coordinator or Accounting Unit Head

Development Value:

  • Participate to all events in the life of Investment Funds
  • Growing in a fast moving area. Opportunity to work closely within a dynamic business in a large, varied and international operations environment
  • Implement / integrate various processes and procedures to improve effectiveness

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of applicable local and foreign tax or fund accounting or financial reporting in the investment funds industry
  • General understanding of local in international GAAP in relation to tax requirements (e.g. IFRS, US GAAP).

Skills:

  • Experience with Fund accounting systems
  • Exposure to General Ledger accounting or financial statements reporting
  • Demonstrated initiative in mastering new technical areas quickly
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in accounting, finance or economics or relevant experience.
  • 3-5 years experience in a tax dept or accounting dept or financial reporting of fund industry.
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Knowledge of Multifonds would be an asset
  • General knowledge of mutual industry knowledge

Competencies:

  • Detailed, focused on quality and client service delivery
  • Proactive and eager to learn in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also work independently.
  • Ability to work with different locations and teams

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Job Family Group:

Operations - Transaction Services

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Job Family:

Fund Accounting

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Time Type:

Full time

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