Long/Short Equity Firm

Tax Director/ Director of Accounting, Greenwich, CT

Tax Director/Director of Accounting (title dependent on level) (Greenwich, CT): Our client, a $5b+ long/short equity firm in Connecticut is seeking a #1 person to join their tax team! This is a newly created role due to growth reporting directly into the CFO/COO. The Tax Director/Director of Accounting 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. This person will have advisory exposure and will be helping the trading desk. The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of experience from public accounting, private or a mix of both. Individuals must understand long/short hedge funds, tax allocations, wash sales, partnership accounting.  Additionally, this individual must have strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills.  

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