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Tax Manager

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Location: Kraków Poland
Job ID: R0016104
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Role Overview

Operating as part of the Finance and Accounting Team, within the Tax Centre of Excellence, this role supports the EMEA Head of Tax in providing the Hitachi Group Companies with corporate tax support in the UK and Europe. Sitting within a team of 9 and having one direct report, the Tax Manager is part of a high performing tax team working in a culturally diverse environment.

This is a great opportunity for a Corporate Tax specialist to broaden their Tax experience working in a multinational company, gaining exposure to a wide range of different and interesting areas within the Tax function.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Work with the EMEA Head of Tax in the end-to-end Corporate tax compliance process for Hitachi Europe’s UK, German, Italian, French, and Spanish entities, Polish, Swiss and Turkish branches, and other Hitachi group companies, including:

  • Liaising with external advisors in the preparation of Corporation tax returns

  • Preparing the R&D Tax Credit Claims

  • Preparing the tax disclosures in the statutory accounts

  • Coordinating with the Hitachi UK companies on matters related to group relief, corporate interest restriction, use of tax losses, overview of the group tax position and monitoring group’s payment position with HMRC,

  • Dealing with requests from tax authorities.

Support the EMEA Head of Tax on matters related to tax compliance and advisory for Hitachi’s European subsidiaries and branches.

Assist with ensuring that appropriate tax controls, procedures and reporting functionality is in place.

Assisting in the implementation of finance, tax or transfer pricing specific projects.

Work with the EMEA Head of Tax in dealing with corporate tax and transfer pricing audits and controversies with local tax authorities.

Support in carrying out corporate tax process, system reviews and testing including assessment of tax risks.

Manage and develop junior tax staff, including:

  • Effectively delegating work to junior staff

  • Review work carried out by junior staff

  • Carry out annual performance reviews

Skills & Experience

This position ideally suits some who is an accountant or tax qualified with experience in working with large multinationals either from an in house or tax consulting perspective and is looking for the next challenge in their career.

Fluent in English (written and spoken).

Experience in corporate tax compliance and advisory, high level understanding of International Tax Issues.

  • Experience in transfer pricing will be advantageous.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Pro-active team player.
  • Strong computer literacy skills (particularly Excel).
  • SAP skills required.
  • Ability to handle multiple workflows at one time, prioritising in an effective manner.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the finance team, including regional finance managers/directors, corporate tax and transfer pricing colleagues, as well as tax authorities and external advisors.
  • A superior work ethic and a dedication to the highest work quality and job excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a culture of excellence, integrity and accountability.
  • Able to function in a changing environment, act assertively, self-motivated.

Company Overview

Hitachi Europe Ltd (HEU) is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Maidenhead, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems.

HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company's business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development - including HR, IT, Legal, Finance, Public Affairs and Business Development.

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