Head of Tax

Head of Tax
(more about Tower Research)

Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Head of Tax to join its Legal & Compliance team in New York.

Responsibilities

  • Working with Legal and Compliance, Finance, firm management and other support functions, as well as trading teams, to drive efficient tax planning for all of Tower’s global business lines and trading in all markets and across varied financial products (e.g., 1256, straddles, crypto, transfer pricing, transaction level taxes)
  • Providing guidance on a wide variety of US and foreign tax matters, including (i) the use and ownership of telecommunications equipment and colocated servers in various jurisdictions, (ii) the formation and activity of managed funds, and (iii) strategic investments and JVs
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with external tax advisors
  • Evaluating the need for any restructuring projects to ensure long term tax efficiency across the Tower organization, developing consensus on which projects to pursue, and driving them to successful completion (e.g., familiarity with recent U.S. tax reform topics and foreign tax credit planning would be valuable)
  • Being closely involved with partnership allocations and understanding / maneuvering through partner level tax planning and consequences (e.g., foreign tax credit utilization, NII, NESE)
  • Evaluating and ensuring maintenance of efficient architecture for global tax transfer pricing regimes and intellectual property
  • Ensuring adherence with global information sharing via FATCA, CRS, FBAR and other similar filings
  • Overseeing global tax compliance for permanent establishment issues and other responsibilities of the firm worldwide
  • Presenting on a regular basis to senior management and the firm’s partners on a variety of issues that affect the partnership

Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree with 8 to 10 years of  accounting / tax experience with a mix of public, hedge fund and financial services experience preferred
  • CPA / JD or equivalent certification
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills, including ability to distill complex issues and analyses into simple explanations, and articulate pragmatic proposals and summaries of supporting analysis to senior managers at the firm in clear, concise and effective presentations

Anticipated annual base salary range $250,000 - $350,000, plus eligible for discretionary bonus

Benefits

Tower’s dual offices and garden roof decks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 11 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free events and workshops
  • Donation matching program

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.