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2 months ago
Location: Ipswich
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Banking/Finance
Category: Marketing Director Jobs

Are you looking for your next role? Well opportunities like
this don’t come up very often so read on…

Join the number 1 global insurance brand as our Head of UK Corporation
Tax and excel your career with a world leader. With a presence in 64 countries,
and 160,000 employees serving the needs of 103 million customers, AXA is big.
But we're not too big to care for – or listen to - everyone who works with us.
You see, we value your ideas and your experience. We want you to continue to
develop and grow, and we'll offer you all the learning, development and
progression opportunities you need for your professional skills and career to

What will you be

In this role you will be
responsible for managing the AXA UK Group’s Corporation Tax (CT) compliance and
accounting obligations, and managing the Group’s CT profile. Leading a team of
5 other staff your key accountabilities will include:

* Manage the CT profile of the AXA
UK Group, including modelling and providing updates to key stakeholders to
ensure optimisation of the Group position.
* Oversee the preparation of the
Group’s CT tax returns including reviewing the computations for the largest
* Oversee the CT tax accounting for
the Group, including the review of quarterly tax accounting for the largest
companies. The tax accounting work includes input to statutory accounting,
global group accounting and tax accounting concepts in solvency calculations.
* Prepare reports justifying
recognition methodology of significant DTAs across the group, including
managing and resolving audit questions arising on these.
* Prepare and distribute papers for
Quarterly AXA UK Tax Steering Committee highlighting key tax issues for the UK Group,
and attend Committee meetings.
* Manage tax related litigations,
providing information to legal teams, monitoring costs, providing progress
updates to management and providing analysis to Tax team to enable
implementation of final judgments.
* Manage UK aspects of the global group
project on Transfer Pricing, including reviewing and modifying existing
processes, educating UK personnel on requirements, ensuring consistent
processes for transactions not part of Group project.
* Review proposed direct tax
legislative changes (consultation documents, draft legislation, enacted
legislation), prepare papers explaining the impacts for Senior Management,
prepare feedback to industry groups for lobbying purposes, educate the Tax team
on implications, ensure processes are developed to enable full compliance with
new legislation.
* Maintain links with Investment
& Treasury and Pensions teams including attendance at regular liaison


So, what are we
looking for?

Qualified accountant/tax adviser
Extensive technical tax knowledge
Strong accounting knowledge (UKGAAP &
4+ post qualified tax experience
Strong managerial skills
Ability to work under time pressure
Commercial/practical approach to the
application of tax knowledge
Strong organisational and analytical skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Works well in a team environment

About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

We’re proud to be part of the AXA Group, the number one global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, providing corporate support services to a whole range of AXA UK businesses. From how we use the latest technology to exploring new channels to market, our impact is far-reaching, wide-ranging and ever-evolving. We actively encourage our people to think differently. Because only by challenging the status quo will we push AXA onto even greater things.

What We Offer

As you’d expect from a global
leader, our reward package is very competitive – here’s a small selection of
our current benefits.

Bonus Scheme linked to yours
and the company’s performance
Pension scheme with enhanced employer
contributions as well as your own
28 days holiday increasing
with service plus bank holidays
Share Plan Scheme Flexible
benefits scheme

Important notice: We’ve recently become aware of a recruitment scam in which candidates are asked to be interviewed on Google Hangouts. It is not our policy to conduct interviews via Google Hangouts (we much prefer face-to-face), so if you have been asked to do this, please let the recruitment team know and we’ll do our best to advise you. Likewise, if you’re unsure if the person you’re speaking to is genuinely an AXA recruiter or the job you’re ing for is legitimately from AXA, please get in touch and we can check for you. We cannot be held responsible for any interviews conducted without our knowledge and authorisation. If you’re unsure and would like some advice, feel free to get in touch with our recruitment team.

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