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But it’s also about you how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.
From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad.
Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.
To lead the development and delivery of all Tax strategies, policies and plans for the International Tax specialism consistent with Group Tax strategy, statutory requirements such that business risk is understood and tax position optimised.
Provide innovative, creative solutions to strategic objectives, threats and opportunities relating to the International Tax specialism.
Apply judgement and technical skills to provide tax advice and guidance, to the tax leadership team and other senior managers & Directors within Group and the business to ensure sound understanding of International Tax issues in order to meet financial and business targets.
Develop and ensure that appropriate risk management controls and procedures are in place and fully adopted in order to achieve governance, compliance and control in line with Group needs.
ensure the Group position is represented, influence developments and implement best practice into Group to ensure governance, compliance and performance improvement for the International Tax specialism.
Develop matrix reporting links with staff responsible for Tax in each of the International businesses and ensure that Tax is managed in line with Group policies in each of these businesses.
Provide specialist Tax support to the International businesses. Work closely with the Head of Compliance Reporting and Risk to ensure all international tax issues are reflected correctly in the Group’s financial disclosures and tax returns.
This will include review of CFC disclosures etc. Maintain good technical knowledge of international tax issues and monitor relevant changes in international and domestic tax legislation for applicability to L&G, in particular US Tax Reform developments, assessing impact and being able to provide clear briefing for BUs and non-
tax specialists on the relevant issues. Prepare representations on prospective changes on behalf of L&G for relevant tax authorities and industry bodies to ensure the Group’s issues and needs are represented.
Please note this role is offered as a 15 month fixed term contract / secondment.
Qualified Accountant (6+ years PQE), or with sufficient experience of financial accounting to maintain up-to-date professional knowledge.
Member or fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation or with sufficient tax experience to maintain up-to-date professional knowledge.
Statutory and regulatory regulation
Expert knowledge of UK Taxes Acts as they apply to International Tax (including transfer pricing). Good knowledge of other corporation tax issues.
Knowledge of the US tax code. Knowledge of the impacts of the OECD’s BEPS project. Good knowledge of the tax aspects of IFRS.
High level knowledge of the key reporting requirements of the PRA and other regulatory bodies where appropriate. Understanding of the key concepts which drive regulation within our markets.
Business / Commercial
Have a sound understanding of the general business and financial services environment and regulatory business requirements and its impact on Legal & General's strategy.
Practical knowledge of each of the Group's businesses and how they interrelate including knowledge of the operational structures of senior management and their reporting lines.
Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the Group's policies and procedures including the Group’s risk management framework.
Develops and maintains a commercial awareness of all businesses and products offered within the L&G Group.
Ability to manage the production of both internal and external financial reporting documentation and announcements.
Systems and IT
Knowledge of L&G Group’s UK general ledger and management reporting system. Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint.
Detailed application of the department’s specific tax software packages.
Skills : Communication
Communicate complex technical issues in a clear, simple manner to a wide audience. Prepared to listen to others and work to understand their viewpoint.
Ability to create and deliver clear and concise written or verbal reports. Ability to adapt approach to suit audience. Open, actively seek to discuss issues and share information.
Assimilates complex information, identifies key issues, implications and consequences. Ability to review for trends, anticipate problems / omissions and consider potential ways to mitigate them.
Be able to take big picture’ approach. Solve complex problems at short notice and under stressed situations.
Leadership and people management
Demonstrate leadership by raising tax awareness through the organisation Prioritisation, planning and organisation of multi task / person assignments.
Works with and provides guidance and support to other teams. Works to build contacts within the organisation. Practice effective delegation to International Tax Manager : clear explanations, establish capabilities, use as an opportunity to develop, monitor progress and provide constructive feedback.
To take the lead in all matters with regard to the management of employees, ensuring that management discretion is used in a consistent manner and that the area follows the Group’s policies and procedures including the Partnership Agreement to maximise business performance.
Clarifies objectives, aims, timescales and required outcomes. Obtains appropriate factual data to assist in decision-making.
Ability to make judgement calls where appropriate without referral to senior manager
Proactively seeks solutions to problems. Ability to progress idea / solution by undertaking extra tasks proactively. Managing relationships Builds and develops strong relationships with staff, peers and other contacts within the business.
Builds and develops strong relationships with HMRC and overseas fiscal authorities, tax advisors and industry groups
Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you.
Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 30 days' holiday, an annual supplement for private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, as well as a cash car allowance scheme, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.
For more details, please contact Helen Brockbank - Resourcing Lead - helen.brockbank landg.com