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International Tax Manager (002307) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 11/24/2018

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Job Description

Primary role purpose:

We are currently presenting an exciting opportunity for an International Tax Manager to join our Tax team which is within the Finance Division of Inmarsat’s business. The Tax function is outward facing and proactive in its management of Inmarsat’s tax affairs.

The role will report into the Group Tax Manager and will assist in the management of the Group’s tax affairs in particular as it relates to international operations.  The role will be responsible for managing all the tax affairs in the relevant jurisdictions (currently North and South America, Middle-East and Asia Pacific), including planning together with compliance and reporting oversight as well as developing strong partnerships with the Business Units and other functions.  In addition to strong tax technical capabilities (ideally with some US experience), the candidate must demonstrate proven project management skills across multi-functional teams.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Unit partnering and agility to respond to a breadth of queries
  • Assist in establishing operations in new geographies or restructurings as required
  • Provide UK-outbound tax planning support for international operations of the UK-headquartered company, including repatriation strategies and local country tax planning opportunities
  • Review and negotiation of tax clauses in customer and vendor contracts
  • Lead restructuring and other planning initiatives including coordination of the internal and external teams
  • Advising, with input from advisors as relevant, on all aspects of tax in relation to the relevant jurisdictions, including indirect, direct and employment taxes
  • Compliance and reporting oversight to the extent that it relates to the relevant jurisdictions, in particular the US and India
  • Assist with year-end statutory accounts preparation and audit defence
  • Support the preparation of the annual transfer pricing documentation, as required
  • Provide support to the Tax Group outside of immediate responsibilities, as required

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Relevant degree and strong academic record
  • Professional certification (ideally CTA, ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Consummate commercial experience gained in Big 4/Tier A accountancy firm or Blue Chip in-house tax department
  • Strong tax technical and tax accounting skills across all areas of corporation tax, in particular the US
  • Experience of international tax and transfer pricing
  • Good computer skills including Excel
  • Ability to create positive relationships across multiple jurisdictions and cultures
  • A great team player and a desire to build a culture of performance excellence

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • SAP


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