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Europe Region Tax Manager

Due to an internal promotion, the role has become vacant. The responsibilities will include:

Tax compliance in Europe and EMEA in the broadest sense either actively preparing, overseeing or reviewing tax returns (CT, VAT, Transfer Pricing declarations)
  • Other tax compliance in UK and EU, i.e.  DAC6, EU/international tax regulatory/compliance requirements
  • Develop and implement strategic tax planning on CT, VAT, TP employment tax and WHT
  • Provide Tax advice to Senior management, Sales Operations and Supporting departments such as HR, Legal and Supply chain
  • Establish and facilitate strategical and operational business set up
  • Manage TP documentation and requirements
  • Pro-actively manage and lead projects and opportunities to minimize tax cash out and ETR
  • Actively involved in growth and improvement of global tax organization
  • Integrate and leverage tax processes with and from NEC sister group companies
  • Lead and provide tax support on restructuring, M&A’s, divestments and other corporate transactions
  • Develop and improve tax control procedures
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to senior management and wider organization • Manage and coordinate improvement and rationalization of tax and legal structure
  • Manage and coordinate tax audits
  • Identify and mitigate tax risks
  • Supervise management of Intercompany agreements
  • Manage and mentor tax team consisting of a Tax accountant and a VAT specialist and potential 1 additional FTE
  • Work closely with and support finance controllers on audit and statutory accounts in RHQ and local country affiliates
  • Interact and communicate with all levels of the company
  • Manage collaboration with and budgeting of external tax advisors
Qualifications for Tax Manager
  • Proven extensive experience as an all-round generalist
  • International Corporate tax, Transfer Pricing, VAT, Withholding tax and Employment tax gained in an in-house role or large advisory firm
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in one of the European languages is advantageous
  • A self-starter with strong organizational skills and a hands-on approach who leads by example
  • A team player who has the ability to work well independently
  • Comfortable working in a very fluid, global and fast changing organization
  • Structured and organized to ensure internal objectives and statutory deadlines are met
  • UK or EU equivalent qualification in Tax Law or tax accounting (Masters or Bachelors)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with SAP
  • Ability to utilize project management skills
You will have the opportunity to manage and work with various entities in the region and also collaborate on a global level with the Global Tax office in Japan as well as other global tax professionals.
A successful candidate embraces challenges, thrives in fast paced work environment and adapts easily to new and changing business and organizational realities.
He/She is expected to be flexible with a can-do attitude who takes ownership of responsibilities and activities within the Tax and Finance teams.
This is a hybrid role (partly remote working); the candidate will be expected to travel to the NEC offices within the region whenever required.
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