International Tax and Partnership Advisor

05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CMS are looking for an International Tax and Partnership Advisor to look after the tax affairs of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP ('CMNO LLP'). The role includes mainly ensuring tax compliance for the UK LLP, its partners and all its respective entities across the world.
This role works closely with both the Partnership Tax and the Partnership Accounting functions and will involve ensuring the international offices within the CMNO LLP network are meeting their tax compliance obligations around the world.

About the role

General Responsibilities

  • Looking after the firm's international tax affairs as well as assisting with the management of partner's tax affairs.
  • Dealing with the firm's Customer Relationship Manager in relation to any risk assessments or enquiries.
  • Working with the Accounts team with respect to accounts preparation and disclosures with potential tax impact as well as cash flow forecasting for tax payment outflows.
International taxes

  • Assisting Group Tax Manager with the maintenance and development of transfer pricing policies, including full documentation of the same.
  • Calculation or transfer pricing adjustments for corporate subsidiaries as well as the central costs recharge calculation for CMNO LLP's entities.
  • Liaising with Practice Group Finance Managers regarding double tax relief claims, returns and certificates.
  • Reviewing systems for collating data on international tax payments for the purposes of supporting double tax relief claims and supporting figures included within the audited accounts.
  • Providing an in-house international taxes audit function that reviews international tax returns and ensures compliance requirements are being met.
  • Input may be invited into one-off projects/transactions on a worldwide basis e.g. the set-up of new international offices and partner secondments.
Partnership taxes

  • Assisting the Partnership Tax team with the tax reserving process and managing partner balances within the accounts.
  • Assisting the Partnership Accountant with the management of partner capital and other capital balances.
  • Providing the Partnership Tax team with taxable profit figures for inclusion in individual partner returns and for calculating the individual tax provisions
  • Agreeing with Partnership Tax team and the auditors, the UK partners' tax annual provisions and the associated disclosures to be included in the LLP accounts
  • Dealing with adhoc queries together with the Partnership Accountant to ensure that partner records are correctly recorded and maintained.
  • Ensuring that any tax rules, relating to partners are followed and that relevant tax authorities are made aware of any changes to partnership arrangements that may affect the firm's tax position.
  • Providing support to Of Counsel as required and dealing with any queries relating to partners.
About you

  • Detailed knowledge and experience of the UK tax system is required.
  • Preferably Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (minimum of Excel and Word)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels.
  • Confident professional manner
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrates a high level of (legal and) technical knowledge and expertise; together with expanding peripheral knowledge and expertise.
  • Grasps, retains and analyses complex information and concepts; great attention to detail.
  • Ability to show initiative and good judgment, functioning well under pressure, able to switch gears on a moment's notice and ability to concentrate in an environment of multiple demands and distractions.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and perform accurately under time pressures and constraints.
  • Plans, organises and prioritises very well; works to given timeframes; responds promptly to administrative tasks.
  • Identifies issues, risks and conflicts at an early stage, seeking assistance as necessary.
About us

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.

On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ('Protected Characteristics').

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Phoebe Napier, Recruitment Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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