Tax Associate

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-17539

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Two Sigma is a financial sciences company, combining data analysis, invention, and rigorous inquiry to help solve the toughest challenges in investment management, insurance technology, securities, private equity, and venture capital. Our team of scientists, technologists, and academics looks beyond the traditional to develop creative solutions to some of the world's most complex economic problems. 

We are seeking a tax professional with alternative fund tax experience who will be responsible for a variety of tax tasks related to our private equity / venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate entities, management companies, and broker dealer. We are seeking a candidate with excellent attention to detail and organization skills, with strong problem solving and research skills. The candidate will be a proven collaborator, self-motivated with sharp attention to detail. If you are passionate about joining a fast-paced, diverse team, we would love to meet you! 

You will take on the following responsibilities:
  • Review of tax compliance deliverables, as well as liaison with external tax providers.
  • Analyze transactions and financial products to resolve their tax efficiency.
  • Monitoring of transactions and trading.
  • Coordinating with external tax providers to resolve tax notices from federal and various state tax authorities.
  • Work with Investor Relations on investor tax inquiries.
  • Assist in international tax compliance (e.g., Foreign subsidiaries, FATCA / CRS / FBAR / CBCR).
  • Participate in FIN 48 analysis.
  • Work with Investor Relations on investor tax inquiries.
  • Manage internal tax estimates workflow.
  • Participate in tax planning and tax structuring.
  • Support of front office transactions and new products.
  • Participate in REIT testing and due diligence.

You should possess the following qualifications: 
  • 3-5 years of experience in tax at a major accounting firm, or investment manager focused on both private equity and hedge fund taxation. Experience with management companies , individual taxes and real estate is also a plus.
  • Strong technical knowledge of tax rules applicable to alternative asset management funds and financial products.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build cross-functional collaboration within the firm and with outside providers / advisors.
  • Self-starter who is organized, upbeat, and works well in a team environment.
  • CPA or EA license or is working towards.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. L.L.M or Master in Tax a plus.
You will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, competitive 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation and unlimited sick days, competitive paid caregiver leaves
  • Hybrid Work Policy: Flexible in-office days with budget for home office setup

The base pay for this role will be between $100,000 and $175,000. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation and benefits, such as a discretionary bonus, health, dental and other wellness plans and 401(k) contributions. Discretionary bonus can be a significant portion of total compensation. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.