M&A / Transaction Tax, Assistant Vice President, Hong Kong (Two-Year Contract)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Contract, Full time
  • The Blackstone Group (HK) Limited
  • 18 Mar 19

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with over $472 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Responsibilities :

Post acquisition tax management

  • Post acquisition transition – Onboarding both external and internal service providers for various post acquisition tax matters including check the box elections,  tax exemption application process, and tax compliance  
  • Post acquisition tax advisory – Support internal asset management team and portfolio companies on all on-going tax related matters post acquisition
  • APAC tax compliance – Manage the overall tax compliance in the investment jurisdictions including Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, India and Maldives etc; ensure all tax filings are submitted on a timely and complete basis; improve the overall compliance process
  • US tax reporting – Manage the US tax reporting process, collaborate with internal stakeholders and external service providers to ensure timing completion of the US tax reporting packs
  • Tax provision – support all tax provision matters; review tax provision for various purposes including annual audited financial statements, year ended financial reporting, management reporting, bank reporting etc.
  • Tax valuation – support tax review of valuation models as required
  • Tax audits - assist in and handle tax audits as and when they may arise

Tax structuring & advisory for certain products and / or in markets

  • Support tax due diligence, tax structuring, deal closing and funding from a tax perspective in the APAC region including countries mentioned above
  • Assist with compliance with offshore structuring guidelines, where relevant
  • Provide tax support for exit, where appropriate

Other tasks

  • Management of other tax processes – Manage and coordinate with the Blackstone Centre of Excellence and various platform entities in respect of tax related processes
  • Support finance team / deal team / asset management team when required on other financial / accounting matters
  • Assist with ad-hoc requests

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified.  Qualified accountant with at least 8 years  post qualification experiences preferably including working in Big 4 international or China tax practice
  • Overseas working experience highly regarded
  • Experience in private equity / real estate transaction structuring an advantage
  • Experience in direct and indirect tax compliance experience an advantage
  • Experience in pan Asian cross border transactions an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent English is a must.  Mandarin is a plus, both spoken and written
  • Can-do attitude, not afraid to take a hands-on approach to complex and / or tedious matters
  • A team player who can produce deliverables of a high quality
  • Focused on multiple deadlines and timely delivery
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Ability to work independently and to take on additional responsibilities