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European Statutory and Tax Compliance Manager

Synthomer UK Limited
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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We are a speciality chemical company and one of the world's leading suppliers of aqueous polymers. Our polymers help customers create new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as coatings, construction, textiles, paper and synthetic latex gloves.
Our business has grown significantly over the last 5 years with 2018 revenues of more than £1.6 billion, our robust financial performance ensures we are well positioned to continue to invest for long-term growth. We employ 2900 people across 25 sites, our headquarters are based in London with regional innovation centres in UK, Germany, Malaysia and the USA, as well as operational centres in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
Purpose of the Job:
To own and manage the delivery of statutory and regulatory reporting for the Synthomer Group.
Key Accountabilities:
Transition the European Corporate Tax Compliance and Statutory Accounts preparation to our chosen co-source provider(s) working alongside the Group Tax and European Shared Services Team (13 countries, 45 corporate tax returns and 21 statutory accounts)
Prepare/review specific claims such as R&D tax credits and capital allowances claims working with external advisers/in-house R&D/local Engineers to identify and categorise expenditure, maximising claims where possible
Work with our co-source provider to ensure corporate tax returns and statutory accounts are filed on time and are accurate.
Work with our co-source provider and Group tax to ensure tax reporting into group and local statutory account tax reporting is timely and accurate
Ensure corporate tax payments are appropriately forecast and made
Work with the European Shared Services Team to represent Direct Taxes, improving processes and understanding around corporate tax, withholding taxes and employment taxes - such as PAYE Settlement Agreements
Ensure corporate taxes are correctly booked in the underlying SAP systems and feed into group reporting
Prepare year-end tax reporting under FRS 102 for UK subsidiaries and manage the relationship with external auditors of tax across Europe
Act as the first point of contact for European Tax Authorities on Direct Tax audits, working alongside the Group Tax team and external advisers on strategy/approach
Work alongside Group Tax and the European Shared Services Team to ensure Direct Tax requirements are fully considered in our implementation of S4 Hana.
Knowledge and Skills
The nature of the role suits someone with prior commercial experience who can work independently and build relations with stakeholders in the European Service Centre whilst having support from the Group Tax team, based in London
Full time/Part time/job share/1 or 2 days a week in London with the Group Tax Team can be accommodated
Degree educated with a recognised accounting or tax qualification (ACA, ACCA, CTA)
Likely to have at least 5 years post qualification experience in a role responsible for statutory & regulatory reporting
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