Investment Banking

The role of Head of Tax is responsible for the day-to-day compliance and tax reporting obligations of the group in Australia and New Zealand. This includes the review of the calculation, reporting and payment of all taxation liabilities of the group 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 UK.
  • The role will be 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.
  • The role will also be responsible for ongoing tax reform initiatives in Australian and New Zealand including implementation of new tax law.
  • The Group Taxation Department produces periodic tax information to external regulators,  Head Office and takes an active role in providing taxation support to the various business units. 
  • 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.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Calculation and accounting for monthly tax remittances and preparation of relevant returns;
  • Preparation of the tax provisions for the relevant Australian Group of entities on a quarterly, half yearly and annual basis including reporting the corresponding tax results.
  • Provision of FBT advice.
  • Preparation of income tax returns for relevant Australian Group of entities.
  • Preparation of quarterly Business Activity Statements including calculation and reporting of the corresponding PAYG, FBT and TFN.
  • Preparation of the monthly GST returns for the Group including the corresponding lodgement of the returns.
  • Preparation and submit all Group reporting requirements.
  • Review of all the above (or equivalent) for all New Zealand based entities.
  • The implementation of transfer pricing principles defined by Group Tax Department

Key Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in taxation law (i.e., Master of Taxation or International Taxation, or Master of Law with Taxation or International Taxation Major)
  • 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
  • Very strong knowledge across all areas of Australian and New Zealand tax (eg Income tax, International tax, Financial Services, GST, FBT, Consolidations, Transfer Pricing, State and Territory taxes, TOFA regime etc)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the taxation regimes across the Asia Pacific region predominately US, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan
  • Demonstrate knowledge of taxation regimes across the main centres in Europe 
  • Strong knowledge of OECD tax principles especially in regard to permanent establishments and transfer pricing
  • Experience & Knowledge on banking products, ideally for investment bank
  • Communication skill to translate the professional tax information to non-tax expert stakeholders

Compliance with the internal governance, policies including such as mandatory training requirements and relevant procedures

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