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Indirect Tax Manager in London at Tokio Marine HCC

Date Posted: 5/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  •  Responsible for the Premium Tax filings of UK based TM HCC companies
  • Oversee the delivery of the VAT returns TM HCC Group and Branches
  • Be a collaborative team member and assist others in the tax team as necessary

Key Responsibilities:

Insurance Premium Tax Returns

  • Point of contact for the review the VAT return for the UK VAT group of TM HCC
  • Review of the Balance Sheet account reconciliations
  • Set up new registrations for IPT/GST as required
  • Prepare and/or co-ordinate the responses to IPT enquiries from tax authorities

Value Added Tax Returns

  • Review the VAT return for the UK VAT group of TM HCC
  • Review of the Balance Sheet account reconciliations
  • Assist with any VAT enquiries from the business
  • Manage correspondence with local tax authorities as required
  • Preparation of VAT returns of European Branches of UK Insurance company

 Federal Excise Tax:

  • Oversee the reporting of Federal Excise Taxes
  • Liaise with Houston Office Tax Department and Lloyds on FET reporting
  • Review account reconciliations

 Other:

  • Oversee GST returns for Canada, New Zealand, Australia
  • Reporting to US Tax Team in Houston as required
  • Ad hoc project work for International finance dept. on tax related matters as required
  • Keep up to date with all relevant tax legislation in the UK and overseas as needed
  • Ensure the Policy and Procedure Manual is up to date with regard to Indirect Taxes
  • Consider the Indirect tax implications of any new acquisition or structural changes, involving external advisors where necessary.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience Specification:

Essential

  • Insurance Industry experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of Premium Taxes and/or VAT
  • Ideally 5 years work experience post university
  • Tax Qualification
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and interdependencies with tax
  • IT literate with intermediate Excel
  • Excellent communication skills

 Desirable

  • Degree
  • Accounting qualification
  • PeopleSoft General Ledger experience
  • French or German language skills

Soft Skills

  • Ability to explain complex tax issues to non specialists
  • Focus on timely delivery of quality outputs
  • Good team player
  • Energy, enthusiasm and persistence
  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Professional approach and delivery of work product
  • Drive and commitment to achieve individual, project and team objectives
  • Pro-active in finding and implementing improvements to work processes
  • Willingness to challenge current methods and look for efficiencies
  • Commitment to development of self and others

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