You will have the opportunity to work on varied assignments involving a range of countries and to address exciting issues such as fast-evolving business models, new products and changes in the international tax system.
Reporting to the Head of International Tax, you will be part of the Kaspersky Lab Global Tax Team, which supports the business and finance teams on taxation issues across all regions worldwide. Our business and our markets are dynamic and changing quickly; the issues we face and the projects we support are interesting.
The role is mainly advisory, project-based, and does not have standard compliance responsibilities. Recurring tax returns are the responsibility of local finance teams and prepared by local finance or by external advisers, and so you will primarily bring your skills to bear in advising the business and finance teams, improving how we manage our tax risks and our compliance obligations.
The role covers all business taxes. This includes: Corporate Income Taxes, Withholding Taxes, Indirect Taxes (Value Added/Goods & Services/Sales Taxes), Stamp Duties/Transfer Taxes, Payroll Taxes. You will be expected to research and analyse the impact of such taxes even if they are not within your core expertise.
We work with Big 4 accounting and Top 20 law firms on a range of tax issues, where our approach is to do appropriate work in-house first so that external advice is sourced in an efficient and effective manner. You will be expected to understand the position of and advice from external advisers and to constructively challenge where necessary to ensure high value-added input.
This role involves:
Identify and advise on the tax consequences of new business activities, new products and services, and changes to supply chains.
Work with business and finance teams to implement policy/procedures to support compliance with local legal obligations and mitigation of tax risks.
Support business teams and external advisers to complete new tax registrations and make valid tax returns arising from operations in new countries or involving new activities.
Review and test tax reporting (annual consolidated tax reports, tax instalment payment estimates, intercompany fee calculations)
Act as an advisor: recommend and oversee improvements, support implementation teams with the rollout of new accounting systems.
Document aspects of the value chain within the business and across the group’s entities, to support the management of tax processes and the Transfer Pricing analysis.
Monitor key new legislation, case law and tax policy developments. Research legislation, tax authority guidance and other sources to manage the technical analysis, including advice from external firms, so as to document clear positions and deliver clear analysis and recommendations based on these.
Assist the International Tax Director with tax projects and tax input into Finance and Business projects as required.
Provide operational guidance relating to international tax risks and opportunities to business, legal and finance teams.
Provide training to finance managers and finance and legal teams on tax topics.
The right candidate will have:
Recognised professional qualification in Tax (e.g. CTA) or Accounting (e.g. ACA) plus post-qualification experience working with the UK or similar tax legislation.
Experience of tax systems in multiple countries within the International landscape with strong tax technical skills; practical experience involving exposure to a complex, international business environment.
Experience in understanding and coordinating responses to tax audits and with implementing procedures and systems changes resulting from these, new legislation and administrative rulings.
The ability to perform and review research and advice, work effectively with outside advisors and with internal business units. Attention to detail, a logical and reasoned approach to problem-solving with a can-do attitude.
Good time management and ability to handle work streams running in parallel, including reprioritizing to meet the business need.
A willingness to learn and enthusiasm to develop further skills and experience.
A strong focus on improving controls and processes, including the implementation of technology solutions, is beneficial.
The role does not involve managing subordinates – there are no direct reports to this position. However, communication and influencing skills and coaching are important parts of the job as you will be expected to work alongside diverse colleagues in Finance, Sales & Marketing, Reporting and Operations, and Legal.
Fluent spoken and written English is essential, ability in Russian and/or another European language is a plus.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Experience of the software sector and IT industry is helpful, although not essential.
Some travel may be required for the role but this should only be occasional.