International Tax Senior Manager
Leading Global law firm are looking for an International Tax Senior Manager which sits in their Partners' Affairs and Tax team, supporting the Head of International Tax in the management of the global tax affairs for the firm.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Developing a detailed understanding of the tax system in the regions in which the firm operates and a good working knowledge of the partner payment side of the partner affairs and tax team's work.
- Tax risk oversight including maintaining regular communications with CFO's on new legislation, business changes, tax authority engagement and tax audits, providing support and guidance where appropriate e.g. in managing relationships with external advisors.
- Review of tax return submissions both in relation to entity filings and those of individual partners to ensure that these are accurate and in line with expectations.
- Play a key role in the team's year-end work to produce non-UK tax reserve calculations, tax equalisation calculations and tax related fiscal accounts notes.
- Advising on withholding tax issues and exposure for the firm, both in relation to client transactions and interoffice balance settlement.
- Regular reporting to the Audit Committee on tax issues and risks
- Supporting the Head of International Tax in advising central management on structural changes and other key strategic initiatives.
- Partnering with the wider firms businesses to ensure that tax risks and opportunities arising from new business models are properly identified and addressed.
- Advisory, technical analysis and project management work such as:
o Advising on tax implications of business travel by partners and staff and on how any risks may be mitigated.
o Responding to ad hoc queries arising from partners in relation to their international tax affairs.
o Implementation of transfer pricing policies and supporting CFOs globally through the BEPS and CbcR changes.
o Advising on tax implications of new models for contracting with and billing clients.
Adhoc work includes:
- Reviewing ad hoc tax filings for the firms no territories and advising on potential exposures elsewhere.
- Ongoing review of processes and procedures to identify scope for improvement.
What are they looking for?
Someone who can build strong, effective working relationships with their broad range of key stakeholders, so communication skills are essential. You must also need the ability to effectively communicate complex tax and accounting issues both orally and in writing to non-specialists.
A broad knowledge of international tax issues affecting professional partnerships will be needed and overseas travel will be necessary.
Applicants must be ACA qualified or equivalent and a tax qualification (CTA or ADIT) is hugely desirable.
Remote working will also be made possible.