Leading global insurer looking for a Tax Compliance & Reporting Manager. Based in the City. Lovely team.
Your new role
The Group Tax function of this global insurer is comprised of a dynamic team of tax professionals managing the internal tax matters and compliance processes as well supporting other internal functions and businesses across the globe.
This role is to assist the Senior Manager with all aspects of European tax compliance and reporting. Additionally this role will provide a comprehensive direct tax, advisory and reporting service to the group.
Reporting to the Tax Compliance & Reporting Senior Manager, the successful candidate will assist in the preparation of all the legal entity tax computations, financial reporting and co-ordination of European branch tax returns with third party advisers.
The successful candidate will have good knowledge of UK corporation tax and accounting standards and be an effective communicator (both written and verbal). When required they will assist the Tax Governance & Policy Senior Manager and Head of Indirect Tax & Transfer Pricing to propose tax accounting positions.
The successful candidate will focus on European tax compliance and reporting, however, given the group is expanding into Asia Pac, South and Central America, the role will naturally expand to manage the tax compliance of those areas.
The successful candidate will have a strong accounting background comfortable with a proven record of controlling tax ledgers, tax reconciliations, tax reporting (internal & external under the various accounting GAAP's used by the group - the main focus is Luxembourg, FRS102 & US GAAP, but European GAAP's are also relevant to the group), tax journals and a strong knowledge of UK tax compliance and some European territories would be helpful.
The successful candidate, guided by their Senior Manager, will work collaboratively with the Head of Tax, Head of Indirect Tax & Transfer Pricing and Tax Policy & Governance Senior Manager in various projects and tax reporting. This will include the preparation of a quarterly tax reporting packs for Senior Executives.
Supporting the Tax Compliance and Reporting Senior Manager.
Taking ownership of issues and delivering solutions.
Assist with the development and documentation of the groups Tax Team's European compliance knowledge. Apply this knowledge to develop existing and create new tax and accounting processes.
Manage aspects of the groups direct tax compliance. Areas of responsibility will be determined by your Senior Manager but this includes but is not restricted to direct UK & European tax provisions; UK & European corporate income tax returns and supplement returns; tax cash payments and cash forecasting; UK PAYE settlement agreement.
Manage aspects of the groups internal & external tax reporting requirements including but not restricted to FRS102, various European & US GAAP reporting of tax compliance positions; planning and forecasting; solvency II; management reporting.
Manage monthly and quarterly controls and reconciliations.
Assist develop and strengthen the groups accounting governance and SAO requirements. Work collaboratively with your senior manager and the Tax Policy & Governance Senior Manager to identify and address areas of challenge.
Business Partnering to develop and strengthen the groups Tax Team's relationship with stakeholders; develop accounting deliverables; develop accounting team's knowledge of the groups tax positions; develop US tax team relationship.
Keep up to date with tax legislative developments across all taxes.
What you'll need to succeed
Requirements, Skills and Qualifications:
Qualified ACA or CTA.
Experience within Financial Services either in industry or a large accountancy firm preferable.
Excellent team player, strong relationship skills and an ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
The success of this role is in part down to the candidate's ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Lloyds market experience preferable.
Good working knowledge of Thomson Reuters OneSource tax package. Have a professional (or global blue chip) background with Financial Services experience.
What you need to do now
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