U.S. Indirect Tax Manager- Vice President (Albany)
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Help identify and implement process improvements and process streamlining with respect to US indirect taxes.Company ProfileMorgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.Finance DivisionThe Finance Division reports to the Chief Financial Officer and consists of some 3,000 employees worldwide. Finance protects the Morgan Stanley franchise by serving as guardian of the Firm's books and records, and by contributing to Firmwide risk management and risk reduction. This division maintains relationships with Morgan Stanley's various industry and government regulators, and also serves as the conduit of financial information to the outside investment community. Finance plays a critical role as advisor to Morgan Stanley's various businesses and its senior management team.Tax DepartmentThe Tax Department reports to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and consists of some 200 employees worldwide. The Tax Department is responsible for global tax compliance, tax accounting, business unit tax advice and tax planning for the Firm. Dual reporting to the Head of State and Local Tax and Head of Indirect Tax, the Americas Indirect Tax Vice President is required to provide indirect tax advice and oversight of indirect tax coverage for the Americas region. The role excludes coverage of non-US indirect taxes. Responsibilities will includeHelp identify and implement process improvements and process streamlining with respect to US indirect taxes.Assist with US indirect tax audits and coordinate with governmental agencies.Conduct tax research and prepare some taxation formsReview and reconcile data reports used in our US indirect tax processes.Address sales and use tax inquiries from various Morgan Stanley business units on taxability, planning, and structuring.. Skills RequiredPreferred 8 or more years experience of indirect tax compliance, audits or related work in public or private accounting, or equivalent experience; preferably with SaaS and/or digitized/online products experienceExperience in the financial services industry and indirect taxes in the USProven track record of managing projects and of continuously reviewing and improving process requiredStrong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills with the ability to develop internal and external networksMust have ability to think critically and self-reviewStrong control focus while maintaining a high level of client serviceSelf-motivated, with a desire to succeed and develop professionally and personallyAbility to multi-task in fast paced environment and be a team playerConfident working with colleagues in worldwide business locationsFocus on collaboration across teams and geographic regionsProficiency with Microsoft Office and financial systems as well as strong analytical, reporting and data querying skillsExperience with Checkpoint and/or CCH tax research tools. Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services Firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment man...