Tactical Opportunities Finance - Tax Compliance, AVP

The Blackstone Group New York, NY
Job Description:

Employer: Blackstone

Firm Overview:

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 $350 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.

Job Title: Tax Manager / Assistant Vice President

Job Description:

The Tax Manager/AVP will provide domestic and international tax compliance and reporting support for Blackstone's Funds. This individual will help implement best practices for compliance and reporting as well as:

* Perform and review tax allocations of partnership income.

* Perform and review tax provisions for blocker corporations.

* Compile and review tax data for federal and multi-state tax return & Schedule K-1 preparation -both partnership and corporations.

* Identify and perform/review states withholding tax requirements relating to state income allocation to nonresident recipients.

* Gather and analyze financial information from underlying portfolio companies for purposes of US filings - PFIC, CFCs, 926 forms, etc.

* Identify and perform/review US withholding tax requirements relating to income allocations to foreign and tax-exempt recipients.

* Review of FATCA and CRS reporting.

* Respond to tax authority requests & notices.

* Assist with the preparation of quarterly partner estimates.

* Respond to Limited Partners' tax inquiries or ad-hoc requests.

* Review tax procedures at domestic and international portfolio companies.

* Research domestic and foreign tax reporting issues.

* Coordinate with financial reporting and tax advisors to ensure proper accounting of transactions.

* Support Finance team & liaise with other business units, as needed.

Qualifications:

* Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors as well as:

* 7-9 years of Big 4 tax experience in the alternative asset management industry - Private Equity or Investment Partnership preferred.

* Must have relevant tax experience with a concentration in domestic partnerships.

* Corporate tax experience is a plus.

* Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business-related field.

* CPA or graduate degree preferred.

* Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with complex data to drive decision-making.

* Ability to produce timely and accurate records, with an emphasis on the importance of supporting work paper documentation.

* Effective verbal and written communicator.

* Highly organized and proactive, with follow-through on commitments.

* Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic culture, with the ability to take initiative and be hands-on.

* Personal and professional integrity of the highest order.

* Strong work ethic, responsiveness and passion for customer service and quality.

* Excellent team player and good interpersonal skills.

* Able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000.

The Blackstone Group and its affiliates ("Blackstone") provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other classification prohibited by applicable law.