Gazprom - Direct Tax Compliance Manager

This position is primarily responsible for managing the corporate tax accounting, reporting and compliance obligations of the Gazprom Marketing & Trading Group, including service provision to the wider Gazprom Group.

ABOUT US

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group – the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world’s largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

ROLE OBJECTIVES

This position is primarily responsible for managing the corporate tax accounting, reporting and compliance obligations of the Gazprom Marketing & Trading Group, including service provision to the wider Gazprom Group.

This role requires an individual with a strong foundation in UK and international corporate tax with experience working in a multinational or professional services environment. Any advisory or project-based experience will also be well regarded.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing all global corporation tax compliance obligations (e.g. corporate tax returns, withholding tax returns, group payment arrangements; technical papers to support filing positions) of the Group including preparation of the UK tax computations
  • Managing group and subsidiary tax accounting on a monthly basis and working with finance teams to ensure tax is correctly disclosed in the Group IFRS statutory accounts, management accounts and in the subsidiary accounts and ledgers;
  • Managing tax management reporting activities including Effective Tax Rate, cash taxes, deferred taxes, team performance targets and providing all supporting analysis & commentary
  • Closely monitoring compliance with the Group’s overseas corporation tax obligations in cooperation with subsidiary accountants/tax managers and liaison with external service providers;
  • Managing preparation of all relevant claims and elections such as R&D claims, capital allowances claims and calculation of liabilities under the PAYE settlement agreement.
  • Ensuring that the Senior Accounting Officer requirements are met on a quarterly basis
  • Monitoring changes to UK and relevant overseas legislation and ensuring appropriately operationalised;
  • Assisting Global Director of Taxation, Head of Tax Advisory and Planning, and Head of Tax Compliance, Reporting and Operations with other areas of UK and international tax such as transfer pricing, treasury matters, controlled foreign companies and employment tax matters, as required;
  • Responsibility for continuous process improvement and identifying opportunities for simplification, standardisation, scaleability adding shareholder value
  • Assisting other areas of the Tax team with various projects including process and system improvements and business planning and forecasting.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills, with an eye for detail;
  • Strong corporate tax technical knowledge and practical experience of UK/international tax;
  • A strong understanding of corporate tax compliance processes;
  • A strong understanding of tax reporting under IFRS including IAS 12 concepts;
  • Ability to prepare tax computations and supporting expenses analyses from source documents such as financial statements, trial balances, general ledgers etc
  • Strong working knowledge of tax controls, systems and processes to generate accurate and timely tax returns;
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills;
    • Fluent in English. Other languages skills would be a benefit (German, French, Russian
  • A driven, proactive and determined approach to work
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-growing environment; treats change as an opportunity;
  • Ability to analyse problems and apply innovative solutions (e.g. simplification of processes);
  • A self-starter with a strong bias for action;
  • Ability to proactively build relationships with other departments (e.g. Group Finance team, Treasury, Legal)
  • Ability to accurately manage workload and stakeholders in a fast-moving trading environment;

EXPERIENCE

  • Preparation of detailed corporate tax computations & returns and supporting workpapers/files
  • IFRS tax reporting on a Solo & Group-wide basis; proficient in CT & DT calculations
  • Tax accounting and management reporting in a large multinational company;
  • Tax advisory and/or project experience beneficial;
  • Energy, trading or financial services industry experience ideal;
  • Systems experience (e.g. SAP Ledger, Advanced Excel, One Source Tax Compliance) ideal;

EDUCATION

  • Degree educated (e.g. Bachelors or Masters degree in business, accounting, management);
  • Professional tax or accounting qualification e.g. ACA or CTA, or equivalent.
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