• Manager Tax

    Location LU-Luxembourg
    Job ID
    2018-8119
    # Positions
    1
    Work Location
    Works from an office location
    Employee Type
    Regular
    Category
    Accounting/Finance - Other
  • Overview - External

    FM Global is a US based company that operates in 100 countries with approx. 5,000 employees all over the world. With a history of more than 175 years and excellent financial ratings we are continuously growing, particularly in Europe and Eastern Europe.

    We provide comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions, property loss prevention research and professional claims handling.

     

    Unlike other insurance companies, FM Global conducts extensive, hands-on research and engineering into the causes of fire, explosion and natural disasters to develop risk management and insurance solutions for our clients.

     

    The FM Global European Tax Team are responsible for the timely completion of more than 1500 tax processes annually covering the calculation, filing and payment of VAT, Insurance Premium Taxes and Corporate Taxes in over 30 countries as well as dealing with ad hoc business queries, tax provisions and disclosures for financial statements, BEPS compliance and tax authority audits. Increasing tax compliance commitments has led to the creation of a tax team in Luxembourg.

     

    This exciting new position in Luxembourg will be responsible for developing and managing the local tax specialist and will report to the Global Tax Manager based in Johnston, USA. The successful candidate will work closely with the existing teams of tax specialists based in Windsor, UK and Johnston, USA. This new role will be focused specifically on taxes for FM Global‘s Luxembourg insurance entity and its branches across Europe.

    Responsibilities - External

    • Working with external tax agents, the successful candidate will have a portfolio of tax compliance responsibilities and prepare and review a mix of Corporate Income Tax, VAT, IPT and other associated filings as required. This will involve sourcing information, calculating payments on account, preparing tax returns as well as reviewing externally prepared returns prior to submission, arranging for payments and journals, and preparing reconciliations.
    • Managing and developing the tax department in Luxembourg and developing a working relationship with the existing strong teams in the UK and US.
    • It will be important to develop a good understanding of various European tax systems and keep up to date with legislative changes and tax rates in relevant countries.
    • Preparation of current and, if necessary, deferred tax provisions for the financial statements of the group including working with external and internal auditors.
    • Liaising with the FMIE in-house Solvency II team to provide quarterly and annual tax provisions to that group.
    • Assisting with tax audits and transfer pricing projects and reviews as required.
    • Assist with ad hoc projects such as new branch set ups, expense policy guidance, software upgrades, etc.

    Qualifications - External

    • University degree in Accounting or Finance ideally with a specialization in Taxation.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience (including a manager role) in an International Corporate Tax role with a Big 4, Fiduciary or International Group.
    • Full or part qualified Tax or Accounting professional (e.g. CTA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) will be considered as an advantage.
    • Experience of working in a multi-national environment required.
    • Experience of European corporate taxes essential and VAT preferred. Knowledge of either French, German, Dutch or Luxembourg Tax systems beneficial but not essential.
    • Enthusiasm to develop in-depth technical knowledge of new areas of international tax compliance.
    • Previous exposure to transfer pricing concepts and documentation requirements would be helpful.
    • Familiarity with financial statements and experience of calculating tax provisions in accordance with Luxembourg GAAP, or IFRS beneficial. Knowledge of French or German GAAP useful.
    • Foreign exchange experience desirable.
    • Accurate and reliable with good analytical skills. Well organised and comfortable working to deadlines.
    • Due to the post being geographically separate from the other Tax Teams in the UK and US, there will be a need to be pro-active, autonomous and self-starting while also maintaining strong communication and a team mindset with the UK and US teams.
    • Good working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite (particularly Excel) essential.
    • Fluent in English and French or German. Any other European language will be considered as an asset.

     

    If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do send your application to Arnaud Dufour (arnaud.dufour@fmglobal.com).