Asset Manager

Tax Director , New York, NY

Tax Director (New York, NY): Our client, a leading asset manager, is seeking a Tax Director to join their team.  This is a newly created role due to the expansion of the business’s assets and product offerings.  The Tax Director will be expected to analyze existing tax procedures & processes for improvement; work with the operations team to make sure that they are treating allocations correctly; handle company tax compliance filings, processes and procedures; liaise between the accounting and legal teams to ensure accuracy of tax accounts and recommend tax strategies by researching federal, state, and local taxation issues; and work with investment vehicles that the staff is invested in to ensure that taxes are handled as beneficially as possible for the staff members.  S/he will also be responsible for collaborating with the investment team on tax structuring of deals; setting up new investment entities; maintaining legislative materials by interpreting and implementing new or revised laws; providing analytical support for internal audit and year-end audits; as well as preparing tax provision and liability schedules, reconciling all balance sheet accounts monthly, and cultivating relationships across functional areas to encourage two-way dialogue on potential tax consequences of contemplated transactions. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of experience preferably with both Big 4 tax and experience working directly for an asset manager.  Exposure to various investment strategies (real estate, private equity, alternatives) is strongly preferred.  Additionally, this individual must have strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills as well as both domestic and international tax exposure.  A JD is preferred but not required. 

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