Executive Director -Tax Compliance team

Location: NYC, NY
Date Posted: 03-22-2017
Job title: Executive Director -Tax Compliance team
Fulltime Position
Location: NYC NY

Job Description
Tax and Client Reporting Operations is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Tax Compliance team. The role will report to the Head of Tax and Client Reporting Operations (Managing Director) based in New York.  This is a challenging position that requires team and production management skills, risk management, strong relationship skills and strategic program management skills as well as an advanced understanding of IRS regulations. This individual will be responsible for managing the current FATCA compliance program and building out the QI (Qualified Intermediary) compliance program in line with the recent regulatory guidance. The successful candidate will have strong tax technical knowledge and demonstrate the ability to understand tax regulations and facilitate the necessary operational processes and governance in order to ensure compliance.
The successful candidate will operate across all business units and functional areas within the firm and possess the following skills:
- Ability to operate across functional areas; including operations, technology, risk, and tax
- Risk focused with an understanding of various types of risks across the organization and client segment, with a strong focus on regulatory & franchise risk
- Regulatory compliance risk mitigation
Primary Responsibilities:
- Manage the FATCA and QI compliance program team which runs the compliance program for Morgan Stanley owned entities
- The FATCA and Compliance program team performs the following tasks (among others):
- Facilitates Responsible Officer Certifications and other sub certifications
- Communicates program status and regulatory changes to senior staff across the firm
- Identifies gaps and risks with current operating procedures, processes, and controls
- Provides training materials to employees and organize training distribution
- Develops and gathers metrics for managers within Tax Operations
- Organizes periodic internal reviews of compliance with regulatory requirements
- Registers, monitors and maintains Client's IRS FFI and QI list
- Management of a small team of tax operations and advisory professionals
- Monitor, update, and enhance the existing FATCA and QI Compliance programs to ensure it runs efficiently and in compliance with relevant regulations (existing and new)
- Develop, manage, and execute periodic compliance health checks
Qualifications/Skills Required
- Strong tax technical background (chapter 3, 4, 61, 871(m) etc)
- Ability to multitask and take ownership of complex issues
- Attention to detail and meeting deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Management and leadership experience
- Good analytical and problem solving skills
- A good understanding of Operations, Technology, & Risk
- Ability to conduct themselves effectively with senior management
- Advanced MS Office skills, including MS Project/ MS Powerpoint
- Series 99 needed, but can be obtained
Thanks & Regards,

Wajid | Technical Recruiter
Global Nest
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