NATALIA VELEZ
Jersey City, New Jersey  Home: (201) 982-0772  Email: nat.vel11@hotmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/nataliavel...
NATALIA VELEZ
Jersey City, New Jersey  Home: (201) 982-0772  Email: nat.vel11@hotmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/nataliavel...
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Natalia Velez Resume 2015 - linkedin

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  • 1. NATALIA VELEZ Jersey City, New Jersey  Home: (201) 982-0772  Email: nat.vel11@hotmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/nataliavelez1011 SUMMARY OF SKILLS  Comprehensive retail and institutional brokerage experience in tax lot accounting and tax reporting  15 years finance-related, leadership and supervisory experience  Subject Expert Matter: FATCA, Tax Documents, IRS Regulations, Cost Basis, Accounting, Risk and Control, Reconciliations, Project Management  Languages: English and Spanish  Collaborates with cross functional teams, solutions and results oriented  Coaches, Mentors, enforces Trains and Implements Procedures  Accountable, Organized, Strategic Planner  Problem solver, strong understanding of metrics reporting for both KPIs/KRIs, commitment to CRM client service, poised under pressure and escalation RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Michael Page International 12/2014 – 4/2015 AVP – Tax Documentation – Barclays AG Assignment • Collect appropriate tax documentation for Barclays investment bank client accounts • Partner with Sales and Clients to obtain updated tax documentation for expiry accounts • Validate all received documentation according to IRS regulations • Establish client account Tax classification under Ch3, 61 and FATCA regulations • Manage MIS reporting to management for the renewal process • Implement procedures based on direction and policies that are set by IRS and the Corporate Tax Department • Review exception reporting to ensure tax static data is being corrected • Communicate with clients, the front office and Corporate Tax on tax related matters • Support and identify internal control improvement opportunities and process reviews • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Barclays Operational Risk Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Standards Essential/Basic Qualifications Verify accuracy of Cost Basis Reporting for institutional and individual clients by adjusting tax lots • Update procedure manuals as necessary and review with the team • Develop business requirements, sign off on functional specifications, compile test cases and perform system testing for small projects • Proactively follow up on open issues and provide feedback to managers • Conduct weekly staff meetings and meet with analyst’ 1:1 to review performance, gather feedback, etc • Review daily checklists to ensure all tasks have been carried out by the team Michael Page International 2/2011 – 12/2014 Team Leader – Cost Basis Reporting – Barclays AG Assignment • Verify accuracy of Cost Basis Reporting for institutional and individual clients by adjusting tax lots • Review, update and reconcile daily system breaks through research and data analysis utilizing Vlookup and Pivots • Review client tax lot elections forms and update system accordingly • Update client portfolios by monitoring cost basis tax lot, gains/losses, and corporate actions events including stock splits, spin-offs, taxable and non-taxable exchanges using CCH and other resources for proper processing and tax treatment • Coordinate cost basis reporting on Form 1099-B with Tax Operations team and provide sign-off on the Cost Basis file • Respond to compound client inquiries daily (CRM) raised by branches, contra-firms and Tax Reporting team by responding to queries, resolving issues and complex cases and correcting tax lots, Form 1099-B and tax reporting system errors • Create procedural manuals as a Subject Matter Expert for: Corporate Actions, Average Cost Basis, Drips, Mutual Funds, Accounting Tax Lot Methods, Transfers of Assets, Form 1099-B, Corporate Services and Tax Reporting • Interface frequently with IT and create specifications, test scripts, as well as the QA/UAT plans for the implementation of Cost Basis Aspire system. Track test results and reveal defects within the system using HP Quality Center • Reconcile and correct discrepancies upon comparison of the client’s 1099-B vs. Cost Basis portfolio for year-end and report accounts from Corrections for corrected Form1099-B • Oversee and coordinate offshore vendors’ staff of up to 50 members on all our daily processes and business as usual (BAU) tasks
  • 2. NATALIA VELEZ Jersey City, New Jersey  Home: (201) 982-0772  Email: nat.vel11@hotmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/nataliavelez1011 UBS AG 6/2000 – 4/2009 AVP – Cost Basis Reporting, Tax Reporting and Withholding, Pricing and Statement Support • In charge of client inquiries, review and resolve daily breaks and responsible for adjusting tax lots • Calculated, updated and maintained client’s portfolio by monitoring their cost basis/cost accounting tax lot for gains/losses when discrepancies in the accounts reflected for stock splits, spin-offs, taxable and non-taxable exchanges • Researched and updated Corporate Action events in UBS system using CCH and processed the events accordingly • Responsible for project management initiatives; client requests, existing issues, business requirements, design specifications, enhancements and other UAT priorities • Led Operational Risk and Control efforts by compiling KPI’s and wrote commentary for Senior Management along with Pivots • Facilitated month-end reporting and other month-end processes for quality control purposes and correct monthly statements • Provided training on all operational programs with appropriate follow up and review • Developed business requirements, project scopes, specification standards, UAT plans, tests for Statement Support and tracked defects via Mercury Quality Center • Created manual procedure guides for operational processes, and coordinated training for new and existing employees • Volunteered and assisted the Tax Reporting and Withholding department during tax season for 5 years to reconcile and correct discrepancies between the client’s Form 1099B vs. Cost Basis portfolio statement for year-end tax reporting • Analyzed variances reports for securities pricing change on a day to day consistently to avoid out of balance portfolios • Coordinated with outside auditors to ensure securities pricing were correct on client’s portfolio as per SOX regulations Financial Information Inc 8/1999 – 6/2000 Editorial Team Leader – Reorganization Department • Analyzed and researched information on Corporate Actions. Sources reviewed included NYSE Notices, NASDAQ, Shareholder Services, DTCC, Telerate Pulling Cusip, Internet Search and Transfer Agent Proxies on a daily basis • Provided financial data and transferred services to the security operations departments for banks, brokers, mutual funds, and money managers throughout the United States and Canada • Assisted in the proofreading of complex items in preparations for the final and timely released of publication services • Maintained direct phone and mail communication with corporate headquarters, stock exchanges, and vendors such as IDSL, JJK/S&P, NSCC and Bloomberg to publicly publish current Corporate Action events • Reported both mandatory and voluntary Corporate Actions and simplified clarification on data for use in automated client environment CORE COMPETENCIES & COMPUTER SKILLS Core Competencies: Client Service, quality assurance, project management, motivating, training, team building, management, organization and, performance metrics Software/Applications: MS Office 2007 Suite, TFM, GAOS, Broadridge Geneva, Broadridge BPS Terminals, Trained on Maxit, Aspire, JIRA, Memphis, BPS, TMS, TAPS, HP Quality Center, CCH, SharePoint, PeopleSoft, Business Intelligence, Consultworks, DTCC, Product Reference Data, SOX and Bloomberg EDUCATION NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY • Bachelor of Science, Business Management 5/1999

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