Tax Counsel Senior Officer

If you're someone who lives and breathes tax this highly visible role may be of interest!

Your new company

A leading, internationally recognised financial services organisation has an opportunity for a Tax Counsel Senior Officer to join their Group Taxation Department, on a permanent basis.

Your new role

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Monitoring the day-to-day compliance and tax reporting obligations in Australia and New Zealand, including the review of the calculation, reporting and payment of all taxation liabilities in Australia and New Zealand to external statutory authorities.
  • Provision of taxation advice to all business lines and functions operating in Australia and New Zealand covering relevant State and Federal taxes including income tax, GST, FBT, international tax etc.
  • Provision of taxation advice to business lines and functions located across the world transacting in Australia and New Zealand independent of the Australian Branch. This predominately involves countries in the Asia Pacific Region and Europe.
  • Managing relevant action (such as Risk Reviews, private ruling applications and Tax Audits) undertaken by the revenue authorities including the ATO, IRD and relevant State and Territory OSRs.
  • Monitoring the ongoing tax reform initiatives in Australian and New Zealand including implementation of new tax law.
  • To manage risk associated with the taxation obligations of the Group in Australia and New Zealand including tax compliance with legislative change and business operations.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have accounting and/or legal qualifications, with Post Graduate qualifications in Taxation. In addition, you will have:

  • Knowledge of the taxation of financial products (including inter alia any derivative products, repurchase and securities lending agreements related to any types of underlying).
  • Very strong knowledge across all areas of Australian tax (eg Income tax, International tax, Financial Services, GST, FBT, Consolidations, Transfer Pricing, State and Territory taxes, TOFA regime etc).
  • Strong knowledge of OECD tax principles especially in regards to permanent establishments and transfer pricing.
  • Strong knowledge across all areas of New Zealand tax (eg Income tax, International tax, Financial Services, GST, FBT, State taxes etc).
  • Minimum of 10 years tax experience in both Chartered accounting/law firm (minimum senior manager level achieved) and commerce (Head of Taxation role), including at least 5 years experience within the banking industry.
  • Good knowledge of the taxation regimes across the Asia Pacific region and across the main centres in Europe.

What you'll get in return

A generous salary is on offer as well as the opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading financial services organisations in a convenient Sydney CBD location.

What you need to do now

If you are interested pursuing this role, please contact me on 02 8226 9729, or via email If this job isn’t quite right for you, but you are looking for a new job in Senior Finance please call me for a confidential discussion.

LHS 297508 #2683791


Job Type
Banking & Financial Services
NSW, Sydney CBD
Senior Finance

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Nathan Wilkinson, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Sydney
Level 13, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square

Telephone: 0282269729

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