Senior Tax Manager German Speaking

England, London, West London
£65000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance
14 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Parkside Recruitment
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Contract Type
Full Time

A leading Commercial Company are due to have a German Tax Manager role coming up on a contractual basis. The ideal candidate will be a fluent German speaker and a Qualified Accountant. However if you are a strong Part Qualified Accountant this will also be of consideration to the client.


Key Responsibilities include :-

  • Manage/stabilise the end to end migration of tax and statutory reporting activities from the local markets including Statutory Reporting, Corporate Tax, Direct and Indirect Taxes, Transfer Pricing, and Statistical reporting
  • Prepare and review GAAP adjustments and complete statutory accounts/ tax return templates, compile information required to draft statutory disclosures, co-ordinate completion of tax disclosures, and resolve queries raised
  • Ensure that financial practices are in line and comply with all relevant statutory and group legislation and regulations
  • Manage corporate tax compliance processes on behalf of European markets
  • Resolve queries raised during tax return process and perform review of draft tax return
  • Estimate forecast profitability for the purposes of estimating interim tax payments
  • Prepare and review draft Indirect Tax and statistical returns on behalf of European markets
  • Carry out historical review of legal entity profitability to ensure compliance with Transfer pricing policies, liaising with Global Tax on exceptions and material markets
  • Prepare and review monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Manage the outsource providers to ensure activities are carried out correctly and assist in resolving queries or issues with the local markets
  • Work and build good relationships with in country shared services, outsourcing providers, auditors, tax consultants and external authorities where relevant
  • Manage financial information to support business unit needs/external reporting requirements
  • Ensure reports, schedules, and summaries for internal & external customers are accurate and timely
  • Manage escalations from customers, senior stakeholders and external authorities
  • Other support and analysis activities as required to support the needs of Global Tax and/or Market Finance Partners/Finance Directors


Person Specification -

  • Fluent German speaker is essential
  • Qualified/Part Qualified (CTA/ACA/ACCA/CIMA) overseas equivalents
  • 3-5 years of Post Qualification Experience
  • Willingness to travel during start up initially up to 100% for a period of time to Europe
  • Experienced in the preparation of Corporate tax returns, preferable with a tax consultancy background
  • An understanding of the wider principles of Statutory Reporting, Transfer Pricing, Direct and Indirect Taxes, with specific knowledge of the German reality, would be considered essential
  • Financial modelling skills/high level of competence using Excel up to VLookup and Macro level
  • SAP experience would be considered as an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and show initiative
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and manage multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work with dispersed teams and multicultural and multifunctional teams



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