Tax Operations Vice President, Wealth Management Operations

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 15 Feb 19

Tax Operations Vice President, Wealth Management Operations

Company Profile
Morgan 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.

Department Profile
Operations is one of the largest divisions in the firm and has diverse responsibilities, including correctly settling and recording millions of transactions per day, identifying and mitigating all operational risks, developing strong client relationships and partnering with technology to realize the full potential of IT and e-solutions. Throughout, the Operations department continually seeks ways to improve while actively supporting the development of new businesses, structures and markets.

Background on the Team
Tax Operations is responsible for ensuring compliance with IRS Regulations related to cost basis reporting and filing obligations for the Firm's Wealth Management and Institutional clients. Tax Operations works closely with cross-organizational operations teams and Financial Advisors to ensure the reporting obligations are met and our clients receive First Class Service.
A successful candidate will have a strong experience leading operations teams and managing regulatory risks within or outside of US Tax Operations as it relates to cost basis reporting, compliance, and forms reporting.

Primary Responsibilities
-Oversee functions and processes within Tax Operations
-Manage Operational risks and controls
-Partner with Technology to implement process improvements / tactical solutions
-Partner with cross-organizational teams impacting Tax Operations regulatory responsibilities
-Provide support to Financial Advisors by addressing urgent tax related inquiries

Qualifications:

Skills Required
-5+ years experience in managing operations teams (Cost Basis / Tax experience a plus)
-History of strong leadership and execution
-Strong risk management experience
-Ability to form meaningful relationships with all levels of the organization
-Strong communication skills