Fund and Tax Accountant


Posted: 19/12/2017

  • Salary: GBP 65000.00 per year - GBP 70000.00 per year
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Reference: BBBH140014

Main purpose of role:

This purpose of this role is to deliver all required Multi Asset (MA) fund accounting, including preparation, approval and filing of all interim and final fund accounts and oversee these fund tax positions in conjunction with the external fund service providers.

Responsibilities and Scope of role:

  • Oversee the delivery of all required Multi Asset (MA) fund accounting, including preparation, approval and filing of all interim and final fund accounts, ensuring they meet all regulatory requirements and deadlines
  • Define and document all procedures on how MA long and short form fund reports and information are to be prepared, approved and signed in order to remain fully aligned with industry practice and regulatory requirements
  • Develop the MA fund tax policy and ensure all funds operate in the most tax efficient manner, recommending changes as necessary to improve their tax status
  • Manage co-ordination of all fund tax matters with MA third party service providers and ensure they continue to meet their agreed quality and service standards
  • Co-ordinate and review all fund tax reporting status requirements: filings, investor information, VAT returns, withholding tax (as needed) to ensure their tax efficient status is retained, including for overseas jurisdictions such as Brazil, USA, Greece etc
  • Be first point of contact for all review and audit enquiries
  • Build all relationships required to ensure fee engagement letters are in place across the MA funds and manage international tax agents required in countries such as India and Taiwan, that support tax in regard to local securities trading activity
  • Ensure VAT registration is in place for all required funds and share classes
  • Build a strong working relationship with the Tax team and ensure consistency with corporate policies and broader collaboration on best practice, regulatory changes and reporting standards
  • Manage all fund and fund tax administrative requirements: new funds, fund changes, full or partial equalisation decisions, annual timetables for fund and fund tax reporting
  • Ensure all MA fund and tax reporting procedures are fully documented and remain up-to-date, reflecting any changes in policy or regulation
  • Provide support and coverage for the wider MA Finance team as required
  • Support the overall strategy, including its values, standards and policies

Qualifications required:

  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Degree qualified or equivalent business experience

Experience required:

  • Proven experience in preparation and review of fund accounts and fund tax reporting
  • Experience within the financial services industry, most preferable in the asset management sector
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and UK financial services regulation in relation to fund and tax reporting
McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.