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Senior Tax Advisor

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 7, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Wellington or Auckland office.

Senior Tax Advisor

What can you expect?

What we offer is a chance to join a company that is not only winning, but transforming in the most exciting way possible. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding career development, learning opportunities, rewards and benefits, and we are committed to making your journey with us FUN.
  • Voted #1 HR Consulting Company Globally.
  • Great Package.
  • Great time to join this global organisation in Growth Phase.

What is in it for you?

At Mercer, we recognise that our most important asset is our people. We offer benefits and programs that assist career development such as professional development support, exam and study assistance and global rotation opportunities which will support you to reach your full potential. We also recognise the value of healthy, happy colleagues and promote a culture of inclusion, care and wellbeing, offering benefits such as flexible working and much more!
  • Leading learning and development programs.
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our global organisation.
  • Great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues.
  • Genuine work life balance.

We will count on you to:

The Senior Tax Advisor will be responsible for supporting the NZ Tax Manager with associated tax responsibilities across the Mercer Funds in New Zealand. In particular, the role will have responsibility for delivery of regular tax compliance services and those processes which support tax compliance. The Tax Advisor will also have responsibility for supporting and contributing to the review of tax related policies and processes and to work with Mercer's fund accounting, projects, risk and compliance, product, and investment teams on key product initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing support and guidance on Mercer's direct and indirect tax compliance responsibilities including PIE tax, etc.
  • Provide support to Mercer's external tax advisor relationships and work in partnership with the external advisors where required.
  • Review of the Funds' annual tax provisions for financial statement purposes and the annual tax statements.
  • Work with the Funds' custodians to ensure that they are providing appropriate information for income tax and PIE tax purposes.
  • Ongoing review of Funds' unit pricing tax accruals in line with client specific policies and agreed processes.
  • Ensuring that the Funds operate within the requirements of relevant tax policies and procedures and risk management/compliance framework.
  • Participation in other tax related initiatives such as new business proposals/installations, and assisting the Investments business with Fund specific tax queries.
  • Restructures/new funds as delegated by the Tax Manager.

What you need to have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, accounting and tax, commerce or a related discipline; CA membership.
  • Reasonable technical tax knowledge with emphasis on unit trusts, PIE's.
  • Reasonable technical knowledge of PIE taxation and NZ tax policy.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships.

About us:

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and Twitter

Marsh McLennan is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people and embrace diversity of age, background, disability, ethnic origin, family duties, gender orientation or expression, marital status, nationality, parental status, personal or social status, political affiliation, race, religion and beliefs, sex/gender, sexual orientation or expression, skin color, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Marsh McLennan is committed to hybrid work, which includes the flexibility of working remotely and the collaboration, connections and professional development benefits of working together in the office. All Marsh McLennan colleagues are expected to be in their local office or working onsite with clients at least three days per week. Office-based teams will identify at least one "anchor day" per week on which their full team will be together in person. Note: the changes to our hybrid work policy do not apply to officially designated remote workers and are subject to any works council or local legal requirement.

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