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Tax Manager

Location

Boston

Job Description

The principle function of the Tax Manager is to provide various levels of tax accounting expertise coupled with other technical skills and to assist with the coordination of the tax compliance function for over 300 legal entities that currently comprise HarbourVest. The Tax Manager is responsible for all aspects of federal compliance and reporting, including the provision of timely and accurate information to investors, for assigned entities. He/she should have comprehensive knowledge of US tax accounting for various entity types including partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations etc., as well as working knowledge of US GAAP. The Tax Manager will have excellent organizational skills, the ability to multi-task efficiently, strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate professionally and confidentially with people at all levels. Accuracy and attention to detail are an absolute must. The Tax Manager must be a motivated self-started with the capacity for continuous learning, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Computer proficiency is required, including Microsoft Office applications, as well as the ability to quickly learn HarbourVest-specific systems.

Education

BA/BS preferable in accounting, graduate degree a plus, but not required

Experience

Minimum 8 years experience in taxation, including issues relevant to private equity partnerships

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