International Tax Manager
- Ensuring that the corporate tax compliance arrangements are monitored and reviewed in each country and they are operating effectively, reviewing from a tax perspective their local statutory accounts and corporate tax returns prior to them being signed and submitted to any tax authority.
- Ensuring that compliance documents are prepared and filed by the required statutory deadline and any payments made.
- Managing the relationship with Dyson's Global outsourcer, other advisors, the overseas finance teams and our European Shared Service Centre to support in these objectives.
Work with the global outsourcer and local Dyson entities to produce the tax provisions for inclusion in the group tax charge annually.
- Work with the local Dyson entities and advisors to ensure that local tax audits are managed effectively and in-line with group policies.
- Work with the local teams and advisors to understand the business and the tax issues that arise and need to be managed.
- Building a relationship with our European Shared Service Centre and the international finance teams to ensure that tax is included in the decision making process where necessary.
- Work with the employment, VAT, group tax reporting and customs advisors to ensure that any related tax issues are handled correctly.
- Monitoring the inter-company loan positions with regards to thin capitalisation and ensure withholding tax is properly accounted for on any interest paid under those loans, obtaining treaty clearance in order to apply the lower rate of withholding tax where necessary.
- Reviewing dividend repatriation opportunities and making these where possible, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is generated to support both the tax computations and dividend payments.
- Degree qualified and Qualified Accountant or Tax Advisor.
- Ideally four years' post-qualification experience in industry.
- Good working knowledge of the corporate tax regimes in the US and several in Continental Europe.
- Strong appreciation of how tax fits into the wider business context.
- Able to juggle many projects simultaneously.
- Effective and diplomatic in dealing with colleagues in other countries and departments and with third party advisors.
- Good communication skills including being able to pitch information at the right level.
- Able to grow with the role as the group itself grows.
- Able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
- Working independently with markets without needing detailed support.
It's been a busy few years for Dyson. But the future is set to be even morefrenetic.
In the last four years alone, we've more than tripled our headcount to 10,000. And in 2016 we achieved a 45% growth in turnover, with profits exceeding £631m. Excitingly, this was helped by one of our newest markets, China, with growth of 244% - in just our third year of trading.
New technology, a tripling of the Chinese team and increased marketing investment undoubtedly made a difference. But it was also down to our new retail concept: the Dyson Demo stores. They get people hands-on with our machines to understand the technology inside. We left 2017 with more Dyson Demos than ever, including one on Fifth Avenue in New York and will be rolling them out in major cities across India in 2018.
As we look ahead, we'll be investing more time and more profit into future technology than ever before. We'll also be focusing on expanding into new markets. By 2020, we'll have 4,000 more Dyson people and hitting £4 billion in revenue. All part of a carefully mapped £2.5 billion expansion.
It has remained Dyson's ambition to solve the problem of vehicle pollution for nearly 30 years. Now we finally have the opportunity to bring all our technologies together into a single product. Rather than filtering emissions at the exhaust pipe, today we have the ability to solve it at the source. We've begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to launch in 2020.
For now, it's all about finding the right people to make it all happen.