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Tax Associate

AQR is a well known global investment management firm based in Greenwich, CT.

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Tax Associate

About AQR Capital India

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by seeking to filter out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Underpinning this philosophy is an unrelenting commitment to excellence in technology — powering our insights and analysis. This unique combination has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

AQR takes a systematic, research-driven approach, applying quantitative tools to process fundamental information and manage risk. Our clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors and high net worth individuals. Our clients can choose to invest through various AQR fund complexes such as hedge funds, mutual funds, European funds (i.e., UCITS funds) as well as separately managed accounts. AQR currently manages close to 200 legal entities for the various fund structures.

With the help of fund administrators and Big 4 accounting firms, the AQR Tax department is responsible for the tax compliance function for such entities.

Job description:

Your Role

  • Assist the onshore tax team with managing the tax compliance function for AQR hedge funds
  • Coordinate with accounting firms on various tax deliverables and ensure the deliverables calendars are followed.
  • Review and document review of the tax returns and related workpapers for AQR hedge funds (Form 1065 and related schedules)
  • Review and document review of the annual tax estimates workpapers for AQR hedge funds
  • Review and document review of various other tax deliverables (i.e., PFIC statements, FBAR returns, Forms 1042, Form 5471 etc.)
  • Complete documentation of the tax deliverables review following the oversight procedures and timely communicate the exceptions noted.
  • Maintain and update the existing review procedures and ensure all the latest updates are captured.
  • Prepare additional supporting workpapers and reconciliation schedules to assist with the review of tax deliverables.
  • Assist with scenario analysis based on various tax hypotheticals.
  • Navigate through tax data and find reporting solutions to various requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create custom reports to model the impact of different factors to current and potential investors tax profile.
  • Develop sound understanding of the data lineage behind various reports to meet evolving needs of internal and external stakeholders.

What You’ll Bring

  • Knowledge of U.S. taxation of hedge funds
  • In-depth understanding of financial instruments and their U.S. taxation
  • Must be highly organized, with excellent multi-tasking skills and ability to prioritize activities effectively.
  • Must be comfortable making decisions on work product design and analysis.
  • High attention to details
  • Excellent command of the English language - oral and written
  • Strong analytical, technical and research skills
  • Can work with minimal supervision and deliver high quality output.
  • Must be proactive, motivated and team player.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly MS Excel

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 3+ years of tax experience within asset management industry
  • Knowledge of U.S. partnership and corporate taxation
  • Knowledge of U.S. taxation of hedge funds

Who You Are

  • Mature, thoughtful, and a natural fit for a collaborative, team-oriented culture
  • Hard-working and eager to learn in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • Committed to intellectual integrity, transparency, and openness.
  • Motivated by the transformational effects of technology-at-scale.