Finance Manager – Tax & Partner Matters

  • Region: Rest of Ireland

  • Location:

  • Sector: Accounting & Finance

  • Contract: Permanent

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  • Reference: 43749_1630488564

About this job

Finance Manager – Tax & Partner Matters

Role Outline: The Tax & Partner Matters Manager will be responsible for:

Tax planning, compliance and tax risk management activities for the firm. Partner matters (i.e. Finance activities relating to partner capital, drawings, distributions, reporting, admission, retirement, etc.)

This opportunity is based in the company’s Finance function which consists of a team of circa 40 people. The successful candidate will be a member of the Finance Leadership Team, and will report to the Group Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

Core Responsibilities:

Tax Matters

  • Establish an overall filing calendar and coordinate timing and inputs with Finance team.
  • Preparation of all Irish tax returns (Income Tax, Corporate Tax and VAT), including appropriate validation and assurance testing on related input data.
  • Work with external providers to prepare and file all UK and US tax returns, including appropriate validation and assurance testing on related input data.
  • Preparation of annual ‘Partner Tax Packs’ which provide the Partners with the information required to complete their tax returns.
  • Review existing and new tax planning arrangements, from a risk management perspective. The firm has a zero to low tolerance for tax risk.
  • Work with the broader Finance team and other stakeholders to establish appropriate monitoring controls (preventative and detective) to reduce non-compliance risk.
  • Work with Finance, HR and other stakeholders to ensure that Partner and staff remuneration and reward programmes and secondment / business traveller arrangements are established correctly from an Employer Taxes and Permanent Establishment risk perspective.
  • Manage the relationship with internal and external tax advisors.
  • Work with senior leadership to manage the relationship with the Irish and other Revenue Authorities, including the management of any inspection or audit.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments, communicate the effects of these developments to Finance and other relevant stakeholders and develop plans to respond to the changes – opportunity or risk.
  • Working with Finance & Business Users to continually review and improve tax procedures, with a view to identifying and capturing operational efficiency gains.
  • Development and maintenance of a tax manual, documenting the firm’s position on matters, including the underlying rationale and, where appropriate, the supporting advice received and/or case law and related Revenue correspondence.
  • Work with broader Finance and Business Users to contribute to billing procedure manuals and training materials (from a VAT compliance perspective).

Partner Matters

  • Work with partners to arrange finance for their equity, typically via bank debt and/or earnings.
  • Manage the partner payment process – monthly drawings, quarterly distributions, capital account repayments, etc.
  • Maintain the Partner’s Capital Accounts, working with Finance to develop a ‘Partner Portal’ to provide a monthly statement for partners to support their own financial planning arrangements.
  • Establish a communications programme for partners, alerting them on a timely basis to upcoming payments or other partner-finance activities, with sufficient context so that they understand the nature of the payment or activity.
  • Position the role as the ‘go to’ contact in Finance for partner matters – payment queries, capital account questions, etc.
  • Create a ‘Partner Induction’ briefing document and supporting materials to explain the firm structure, capital financing, remuneration structures, tax arrangements and cash flow pattern to new and existing Partners.
  • Establish a structured and standardised withdrawal process for partner exits and retirements.

Skills & Attributes

  • Client centric.
  • Collabortive.
  • Resilient.
  • Pragmatic.
  • Independent.
  • Good communicator.
  • Trouble-shooter.
  • Comfortable and experienced in working across all tax heads – IT, CT, VAT, Employer Taxes – and across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Systems development and stabilisation – Thomson Reuters 3E and Iridium (advantage).
  • 5+ Years’ relevant experience.
  • Business or Finance degree (2.1+).
  • Professional Accounting or Tax qualification (ACA, CTA, CTC).

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