In-house Tax Associate Europe & Asia-Pacific

Firm
Location
London
Education
Postgraduate degree
Benefits
Competitive
Functional areas
Industry

Joining an established finance team of professionals based in the European Head Office in Moorgate London, this team supports 20 offices across Europe, Middle East, Russia and Asia as part of the shared service function. 

Reporting to the Tax Director Europe & Asia-Pacific, this is a key role that will assist with both compliance and advisory tax work while being customer service focused and an important one stop service for our internal stakeholders, many of whom are very senior and high calibre individuals.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and willing to work outside of one’s comfort zone, have strong technical skills and the ability to make sound commercial judgement.  They will be proactive, have a hands-on approach and be solution orientated often researching information if the answer is unknown.  Technical skills are a pre-requisite but experience requirements can be flexed for candidates with the right commercial strengths.

Key Responsibilities

  • Compliance

    • Liaise with outsourced local compliance providers and monitor deadlines for direct tax filings to ensure timely and accurate preparation and filing of local and national direct tax filings;

      • Manage and plan local tax compliance issues in larger territories to mitigate cash tax costs eg optimizing tax groupings, use of on-account payments;

    • High-level review of local territory direct tax filings for material jurisdictions;

    • Manage direct tax payments on a monthly basis;

    • Prepare and manage annual budget for compliance and advisory advice including reviewing all compliance and advisory fees;

    • Obtain UK residence certificates as required and manage obtaining non-UK certificates with local service providers;

    • Work with our external compliance providers to prepare our annual US GAAP FIN48 submission to Group Tax including:

      • review of project work and locations in year for possible PE exposures;

      • review of inter-company balances for TP exposures;

      • calculation of FIN48 provision;

    • Work with our external compliance providers to prepare annual Group tax provision calculations for all assigned territories;

    • Assist with US parent company’s Country by Country filing for all assigned territories;

      • Manage all local territory CbC notifications as required inc monitoring of deadlines;

    • Review of UK draft tax returns and accounts as prepared by external compliance provider;

    • Prepare UK 1/4ly tax payment estimates and manage payment.

    • Transfer Pricing – liaise with our primary TP advisers and local territory advisers to support and co-ordinate their work on preparing our annual TP documentation.

  • Advisory

    • Work with the Global Mobility and Payroll teams to review proposed client project scopes, locations and entities to identify possible PE and payroll exposure risks;

      • liaise with other departments and teams plus local advisers as necessary;

    • Assist with ad-hoc queries and planning around equity compensation for MDs;

    • Assist with ad-hoc queries around MD and Contractor engagement planning and structures (e.g. employee or Personal Services Company);

    • Identify withholding tax and other exposures on cross-border projects and develop proposals for structuring projects to mitigate exposures;

    • Assist the Tax Director with any local tax audits as required including;

      • managing local compliance service providers,

      • preparation and review of responses to tax authorities as required including preparing required information and analyses / review of proposed responses by local advisers as appropriate;

    • Develop tax process guidelines and documentation for governance purposes;

    • Liaison with other departments as required, in particular Finance, Legal, Payroll and Global Mobility, client-facing teams as well as local outsourced tax compliance and advice providers.

    • Ad-hoc TP work with external advisers to identify solutions to TP issues and develop improved group processes.

Skills and qualifications

  • ACA/ CTA or equivalent qualified

  • A number of years broad-based post-qualification tax experience primarily in a large multinational in-house team or large international tax corporate advisory practice.

  • Excellent levels of accuracy with strong organisational skills

  • Deadline orientated and able to prioritise

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion


It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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