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Tax Analyst

Location: Maidenhead, POST-BER, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003153
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Finance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

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. 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.

This will be a fixed-term contract for 12 months. Flexible working offered but the successful candidate must be able to attend the Maidenhead or London Wall offices when required.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

The aim of this role is to work with the EMEA Head of Tax in the end-to-end Corporate tax compliance process for Hitachi Europe UK and other Hitachi group UK companies. Other responsibilities include:

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

  • Preparing the R&D Tax Credit Claims

  • Preparing the tax disclosures in the UK 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 HMRC

  • 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

Skills & Experience

This position ideally suits some who is ACCA / ACA / ATT / CTA 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.

The preferred candidate will have the following skills:

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

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

  • 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

Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement  - with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year

  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year

  • Group Personal Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance


Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) include:

  • Cycle To Work scheme

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening

  • Dining card

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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