An excellent opportunity for someone in the first 4 or 5 years of their Expatriate and Employment Tax career to make a move into an in-house role.
My Client is a well know multinational corporation with a reputation for allowing for long term career development and progression. They have a flexible (50%) WFH policy and a great range of additional non-standard benefits. They have operations globally including the UK and European locations.
Responsibilities of this Expatriate & Employment Tax Advisor role may include but are not limited to:
- Maintaining an interest in and implementing new (or changed) employment tax/social security legislation. Assessing practical interaction with internal Company policies, identifying impacting procedures and stakeholders.
- First point of contact for individual queries from expatriates/Expatriate HR team/Global Mobility team, Global tax team or Business HR (i.e. internal)
- Prepare and/or assist with preparation of UK employment and expatriate tax filings such as PSA, P11D, Appendix 4 (STBV), 5, 6, 7A/B (modified NIC), Form 42 (ERS filing).
- Work closely with external tax vendors on operational matters, provide (or seek) information, compensation and clarification needed to enable a smooth compliance programme that gives employees a great experience. Maintain valuable relationships with tax providers whilst holding them to account on work scope and fees.
- Liaise with UK tax authorities or other jurisdictions on general matters, queries or compliance checks sometimes relating to prior years.
- Monthly UK payroll input and validation duties for expatriates include monitoring PAYE and NIC position for inbound and outbound expatriates on Modified or UK payrolls. Other UK Payroll processes include calculating NIC on equity, monitoring tax codes and NIC/residence positions and generally using day to day interactions and experience to identify factors that may require further assessment or manual adjustments outside of standard processes.
- Application for A1's/COC's for UK outbound expatriates, maintaining a social security tracker and sharing application positions with tax providers and with the Global Tax team.
- Manage day to day European shadow payroll process and the coordination of the tax compliance program.
- Work with Corporate Tax/Finance periodically on joint tax matters or business queries as they arise.
- Work with budget holders/finance/mobile equity team to explain expatriate tax charges/refunds.
- Align with Head office Global Mobility Tax Policy and Global Tax team colleagues on relevant matters. Participate in regular meetings and info shares with peers and counterparts in other countries.
- Assist the Global Tax team with certain company specific processes such as Monthly Taxable Income Payment reporting (for fringe benefits) and other tasks such as annual CoC application push.
- Administrative/organizational duties for the team such as running and storing monthly assignment reports or equity transactions pertinent to payroll input, in required formats, assignment initiations, operational tax return season planning and tasks, making tax payments and allocating internal charging and taking or reviewing meeting notes etc.
- Contribute to the firm's compliance culture, including but not limited to understanding Senior Accounting Officer control requirements and Corporate Criminal Offence, in relation to remit of work. Seek continual process improvements in relation to operational work.
- Potential project involvement for expertise or representing HR Business Operations -examples include RFP's for providers, wider HR or reward projects, M&A's, new country set ups etc.
The successful Expatriate & Employment Tax Advisor will likely have the following experience.
- UK expatriate tax technical knowledge is essential, with a general understanding of tax treaties and residence issues etc. that have an impact to tax or payroll situations
- A basic understanding of, or experience contributing to preparation of the UK domestic employment tax filings referred to in the job responsibilities.
- Experience of explaining and applying global mobility and UK HR policies, conducting difficult conversations or challenges to policy and framing potential policy issues or changes.
- Knowledge of the Norwegian Tax regime, or any experience in setting up programmes in a foreign jurisdiction/new location would be advantageous
- HR and UK Payroll knowledge or a desire to self learn would be advantageous
- Awareness of HR matters, accounting/finance would be advantageous, as would experience using Workday, Assignment PRO, Power BI. (Not essential- can be learned in role)
- Become familiar with employment tax matters such as maternity pay, minimum wage, Payroll Levies, severance pay etc to ensure that statutory and corporate compliance is being adhered to correctly via the UK payroll.
- Strong Excel skills (Pivot table skill-level) required
- Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
- A self-motivated individual who takes initiative when appropriate but takes a team player approach
- Degree (or equivalent) in a financial related discipline is strong preferable.
- ATT/CTA tax qualification (part or full) is desired.
- Study support toward can be considered for the right applicant.
A chance to make a first move into an in-house role. You will be offered a competitive salary + location allowance of circa 3000 GBP plus a Bonus of 10% and an excellent pension scheme.