Job Description and Responsibilities:

Interactive Brokers is expanding client service operations in Chicago, IL with Tax Reporting and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) operations.  Tax Reporting and IRA Services is a cross-divisional team that supports Retail and Institutional clients with first and second-level support on basic and moderately complex issues.  Specialists provide competency on tax, IRA and other retirement plan product and service questions. The candidate will possess knowledge to successfully troubleshoot, research, and move customer queries related to cost basis, status change, withholding, compliance, US indicia and reporting.  The Client Service Specialist works closely with the Tax Department and other stakeholders to ensure the accuracy and integrity of tax reporting and IRA maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have a background in financial markets, have experience in stocks and options. Full understanding of futures, and foreign exchange spot markets. 

Responsibilities:

Provide ongoing support to external and internal clients, including but not limited to: 

  • Reviewing and addressing client issues/inquiries via inbound calls, electronic message, mail, and on-line chat.
  • Perform tax and IRA related account maintenance transactions, including IRA transfers, IRA distributions, cost basis updates, and dividend tax classifications.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments impacting IRA accounts, and staying abreast of IRS regulations.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting escalated customer reported issues. Assists with root cause analysis and resolution as appropriate. 
  • Escalation of system, partner and customer issues clearly and timely.  
  • Facilitate resolution of customers’ issues by logging and verifying bugs/enhancements, updating customer on problem resolution status, working with development, and assisting in testing fixes. 
  • Responsibility for providing regular communication to the stakeholders on the status of customer related issues and/or projects using issue management system. 
  • Provide information to other support representatives to assist with problem resolutions.
  • Assist with the continuing development and documentation of internal processes/procedures and creation of content for the Knowledge Database.
  • Knowledge of securities regulations impact on customers.
  • Lead or participate in other projects or duties as assigned. 

Areas of concentration include the following:

  • Cost basis reporting
  • W-9, IRS TIN verification, and backup withholding issues
  • W-8 recertification for non-US taxpayers
  • Year-end tax reports and forms, including the IRS 1256 Worksheet
  • IRA contribution and distribution guidance, including required minimum distributions and death distributions
  • IRA beneficiary options
  • Dividend classifications and treaty rates
  • Wash sale calculations
  • FATCA Compliance

Qualifications:

  • Experience: 2 years in trading or brokerage services, but will consider recent college graduates with solid academic & relative backgrounds.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree required
  • Computer:  PC proficiency, Microsoft 365, Comprehensive MS Excel
  • Good quantitative/analytical skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills required
  • Knowledge of retirement accounts and tax considerations a plus.

 

Company Overview

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IBKR) is a global financial services company headquartered in Greenwich, CT, USA, with offices in over 15 countries. We have been at the forefront of financial innovation for over four decades, known for our cutting-edge technology and client commitment.

IBKR affiliates provide global electronic brokerage services around the clock on stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds, and funds to clients in over 200 countries and territories. We serve individual investors and institutions, including financial advisors, hedge funds and introducing brokers. Our advanced technology, competitive pricing, and global market help our clients to make the most of their investments.

Barron's has recognized Interactive Brokers as the #1 online broker for six consecutive years. Join our dynamic, multi-national team and be a part of a company that simplifies and enhances financial opportunities using state-of-the-art technology.

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