Tax Manager

Marsh and McLennan Companies
Docklands, Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 10, 2021
Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time



Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based within Australia:

Tax Manager

What can you expect?

The Tax Manager will have responsibility for managing the delivery of regular tax compliance services for the Mercer's Administration Services clients. The Tax Manager will also have responsibility for the review and implementation of tax related policies and processes, custodian oversight and management, coordination of services provided by Mercer's external tax advisors, work on Mercer's business initiatives and managing various stakeholder relationships. The role is part of a small taxation team providing taxation related services to our Consumer Wealth, Institutional Wealth and Mercer Administration Services clients. The role will report directly to the Wealth Tax Leader.

What is in it for you?

At Mercer, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We offer benefits and programs that support career development such as professional development support, exam and study assistance and global rotation opportunities which will support and nurture you with every opportunity to reach your full potential.

We also recognise the value of healthy, happy colleagues and promote a culture of care and wellbeing, offering benefits such as flexible working, a dress to suit policy, health reimbursements and much more!
  • 35 hour working week
  • Leadingtraining and development program
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our global organization
  • Great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues
  • Genuine work life balance

  • We will count on you to:
  • Managing, reviewing and monitoring tax exposures, compliance and reporting requirements of clients, including review of tax provisions, tax alignment calculations and tax returns.
  • Review and lodgement of BAS's prepared by Fund Accounting team.
  • Review of tax calculations and reports prepared by the custodian for the managed funds, including distribution calculations and annual return processes.
  • Preparation and review of tax policies, frameworks and procedures to reflect current tax models and practices.
  • Custodian oversight and management.
  • Managing key relationships with governing bodies and external advisors.
  • Tax technical support for various internal stakeholders.

  • What you need to have:
  • CA or CPA qualified.
  • Extensive experience post qualification experience in tax roles with experience in managing the taxation arrangements of superannuation funds and managed funds.
  • BAS Agent or Tax Agent registration (or ability to register as one).
  • Strong technical knowledge of superannuation, unit trust accounting and tax matters
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working in a 'hands on' role within in a small team.
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with and influence a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships both internally and externally within a complex environment.

  • What makes you stand out:
  • Strong tax knowledge and experience with superannuation funds and managed funds
  • Experience in building strong relationships with various internal and external stakeholders

  • About us:

    Mercer builds brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 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 76,000 colleagues and annualized revenue approaching $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.

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