Head of Tax - New York - job 677503

Deutsche Bank

Date: 04/09/2021

City: New York, New York

Employment type: Full-time

Job Description:

Job Title: Head of Tax

Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 793bn of assets under management (as of December 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.


In DWS has an immediate opening for a US Head of Tax. You will need to have extensive relevant experience in the field of US federal and state taxation - including oversight of the tax reporting, tax compliance, tax advisory, and tax controversy functions. The Head of Tax position will report directly to the Global Head of Tax in Frankfurt and will be responsible for managing two full time employees and an external service provider.

What We Offer You:

  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office

  • Retirement Savings Plans, Parental Leave, and other family-friendly programs

  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses

  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place over accounting for income taxes and tax return preparation and filing

  • Evaluate the impact of new legislation and tax pronouncements and implement requirements appropriately

  • Lead and manage responses to all IRS, state, local tax notices, and audits

  • Lead and oversee preparation of the tax provision documentation for year-end financial statement disclosure, as well as, for quarterly financial statements

  • Lead and oversee preparation and filing of tax returns for federal, state, and local jurisdictions

  • Lead and manage tax planning for the company as well as tax research and advisory support for internal business partners

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Tax and/or Accounting is required

  • Extensive progressive experience. Large public accounting firm and corporate tax department experience is preferred

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation and organizational skills are required

  • Master of Taxation or Business Administration, CPA or LLM is preferred

  • Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence

How You'll Lead:

  • Collaborate with Finance Division to oversee and execute tax efficient transfer pricing and inter-company agreement structure

  • Work closely with staff, and assist in mentoring, coaching, training and evaluating staff

  • Responsible for special projects as assigned by Global Head of Tax

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to find out more about our diversity and inclusion policy and initiatives.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: EEO is the Law poster and supplement; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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