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International Tax Manager (12 month maternity cover)

Posted: 22 May 2020 Closes: 17 Aug 2020
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR005085

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Role Overview

This is a great opportunity to join the FT on a 12 month maternity cover contract, taking responsibility for the corporate tax affairs at the FT. You will be joining a team of 8 reporting into the Director of Tax and will be responsible for one direct report. This role will see you joining a dynamic business environment, and taking  responsibility over UK compliance and reporting, alongside transfer pricing and international tax matters. The role is incredibly varied, with a high level of autonomy and with significant exposure to additional teams in Finance including Group Finance, Commercial and Legal. 

What you will be responsible for

UK compliance

  • Responsible for UK compliance including review of UK tax computations (prepared in house by Tax Analyst), QIPs, stats provisioning, H1 and H2 reporting and forecast.

  • Undertake CFC review and interest restriction review on an annual basis

  • Oversee R&D claim with advisers and requesting financial information from the group finance team.

  • Responsible for ensuring CCO, SAO and tax risk register controls and documentation are maintained.

US compliance

  • Responsible for ensuring the federal and state tax returns are completed on a timely basis.

  • This involves collation of information, regular calls with US advisers and review of returns.

  • Responsible for estimated federal and state tax payments due on a quarterly basis.

  • Ensure a nexus review is undertaken on a quarterly basis to ensure compliance requirements are met.

  • Responsible for ad hoc returns such as property returns and gross receipt tax returns.

Overseas compliance

  • High level review of tax returns prior to filing and liaising with locals FCs to ensure CBCR notifications are filed in a timely manner.

  • Assistance with any local audits or issues.

Transfer pricing

  • Responsible for CBCR reporting

  • Review of local files for all overseas entities prepared in house by the Tax Analyst

  • Liaise with business and group finance on appropriate transfer pricing method to adopt for new business lines or new acquisitions

  • Update functional reports for a specific product line or service stream.

  • Liaise with legal team to update intercompany legal agreements

Advisory

  • Review global PE position and manage risk.

  • Assist with acquisitions and setup of JVs.

  • Undertake due diligence on potential acquisitions

  • Keep up to date with tax changes and advise the business of implications.

  • Deal with ad hoc withholding tax queries.

Experience/skills you need to be successful in this role 

  • Sound knowledge of UK tax legislation and strong experience of UK tax compliance and reporting work.

  • Strong understanding of international tax issues, including permanent establishment and transfer pricing.

  • Qualified Accountant, with relevant tax qualification desirable but not essential.

  • Strong communications and excel analysis skills.

  • Resourceful, practical, able to handle ambiguity, resilient, able to function effectively under pressure.

What’s in it for you? FT Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

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