Tax Senior Consultant – Financial Services Industry

Tax Senior Consultant – Financial Services Industry

BDO is a world leading professional services firm, providing advisory services, audit and accounting  and tax and legal advice. We offer services to multinational and large organizations, public institutions and medium sized and small, fast-growing companies and spin-offs. Thanks to a strong regional presence and our multi-disciplinary approach, we are ideally placed to meet the financial requirements of a wide range of small and large companies and public institutions.

BDO is further developing its Financial Services Industry (FSI) practice aiming to provide professional consulting and compliance services to Belgian and foreign financial institutions. Within the Financial Services Industry, we focus on the Banking and Capital Markets, Private Equity vehicles, Investment Management and Insurance Sector.

As a global network spanning 168 countries, we address both domestic and international needs.As a Senior Consultant in our FSI Tax team, you will contribute to a wide range of projects within the financial services sector under the supervision of profiles with thorough and longstanding experience in that industry.

It’s a great opportunity to participate in the development of a new team/department within the business line Tax & Legal. The function is based in Zaventem (Brussels Airport).

Your responsabilities 

As a Senior Consultant you will be involved in : 

  • Analysis of tax treatment of new financial products
  • Advising clients on new financial tax or modifications of existing financial taxes
  • Helping investment funds to comply with Belgian tax rules (DBI BEVEK/SICAV RDT – Belgian TIS computation)
  • Providing tax reporting to foreign banks regarding their Belgian clients;
  • Tax ruling on private equity schemes
  • Restructuring of Belgian investment funds
  • Tax alerts for the FSI sector

You also will be responsible for :

  • Research and prepare advisory work for our clients in your field of expertise, being income tax (personal tax and/or corporate tax) and indirect taxes (Tax on Stock Exchange Transactions, Tax on Securities Accounts, Tax on insurance premium);
  • Advising Belgian and foreign financial institutions on a wide range of inbound and outbound tax topics related to the FSI;
  • Help our clients manage their tax compliance obligations such as among other, the preparation of tax returns or the reply to tax inquiries regarding automatic exchange of tax information systems (CRS, FATCA);
  • Support more senior FSI tax specialists at client meetings and industry forums.
Je profiel
  • Master in Law or Economics, with a Postmaster in Tax
  • Experienced in income tax (personal tax and/or corporate tax) as well as in indirect tax (Tax on Stock Exchange Transactions, Tax on Securities Accounts, Tax on insurance premium) with a special focus on financial institutions (custodian banks, private banks, fund administrators, investment management companies, insurance companies)
  • Over two years of previous work experience as advisor for the banking, insurance or consulting sector
  • Team player, eager to be part of a fast growing business and you will be the reference person for the juniors
  • You have an analytical mind, you are accurate and you can provide relevant analysis and advice
  • Excellent knowledge of Dutch with advanced working knowledge of English and French
Ons aanbod
  • A professional organisation where a pragmatic and personal approach is key and human values are top of mind.
  • A dynamic and helpful team that knows what hard work is, but also knows how to relax on time.
  • A varied range of tasks where you come into contact with many different types of clients and sectors and with whom you build up a long-term relationship.
  • The possibility to work from the nearest office or from home for example, and flexible working hours.
  • BDO Academy, in order to use and develop both your personal and professional talents and skills optimally.
  • A competitive remuneration package comes with the position and is supplemented with a package of fringe benefits (including a company car, net expense allowance, GSM subscription, hospitalisation insurance, etc).