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Description:

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

The U.S. Product Tax team is responsible for the oversight of tax-related services, issues and compliance for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds offered in the U.S. by BlackRock.

We are seeking an experienced tax professional with a background in the taxation of Regulated Investment Companies (RICs). The position has responsibility for all tax matters for assigned retail mutual funds and related financial products. This includes: a) oversight of all RIC tax qualification issues, including distribution, asset diversification and gross income requirements, b) coordination and review of applicable tax returns and extensions, c) coordination and review of tax provisions and tax-related disclosure in financial statements, d) supervision and management of outsourcing relationships with US and non-US service providers, e) completing technical tax research related to issues that affect funds, and f) providing business support for new products and instruments.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage financial statement audit process as it relates to preparation of annual report tax disclosure and review of investment company taxable income and net capital gain calculations.
Manage year-end distribution and shareholder tax reporting processes.
Review asset diversification and gross income qualification tests
Review and assure timely filing of tax returns and extensions
Oversee tax services of external tax service providers. Regularly evaluate performance and recommend changes where necessary.
Develop, recommend, and implement tax reporting and accounting policies. Document and maintain records of tax policies and procedures (including FIN 48 documentation) and provide technical tax assistance in planning and development of systems supporting tax calculations for mutual funds.
Partner with the business in designing and developing new products and evaluating new instruments.
Work closely with other teams within BlackRock and outside service providers e.g., portfolio management, marketing, transfer agency, fund accounting, financial reporting, product teams, sales strategy, capital markets, internal and external counsel, independent auditors, as well as federal, state and local tax authorities.
Perform technical research and analysis related to domestic and foreign tax issues affecting fund qualification and compliance matters.
Assist in designing, implementing, and continually improving procedures to facilitate pro-active identification and resolution of tax issues.
Provide appropriate technical tax information as necessary to manage tax-related risk and ensure regulatory compliance with all appropriate jurisdictions.
Support Call Center with tax-related inquiries.

Qualifications

Relevant tax experience working with RICs in a major accounting or law firm, and/or industry. CPA or JD preferred.
Proficient in the taxation of RICs, financial instruments and investment strategies.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to analyze tax issues.
Excellent communication, teamwork and relationship-building skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Must be able to work effectively in a demanding, fast-paced and complex environment, handling multiple tasks and projects concurrently and resolving issues that cut across the organization, while maintaining highest standards and attention to detail.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

Job Function:Accounting/Finance/Tax
Primary Location:Americas-United States-Princeton
Organization:FIN-Tax

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