Summary of the key purposes of the role * To ensure that SG meets its statutory obligations for filing tax returns and paying tax due; * To ensure that SG manages its tax affairs in a tax efficient manner; * To assist in managing SG's relationship with HMRC.
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.
Summary of responsibilities
- Prepare, submit within statutory time limits, and agree corporation tax computations for a portfolio of SG UK entities.
- Assist with the efficient management of the group's corporate tax affairs, including; tax payments forecasting, efficient loss utilisation, control of claims and elections and planning.
- Help manage SG's relationship with HM Revenue & Customs.
- Provide timely & accurate tax advice, as requested, to all SG UK entities, liaising with outside advisers as appropriate.
- Keep staff appraised of legislative changes.
- Keep the UK Head of Tax appraised of issues arising / opinions given.
- Assist in the supervision of group entities in Ireland and the Channel Islands
- Liaise and provide assistance to the Head Office Tax Department as requested.
- Professional qualification as an accountant
- Tax technical expertise
- Experience in the tax department of an accountancy firm and in the tax department of an international bank
- Good skills with Microsoft Office, and corporate tax filing software
- Good organisational skills
- The ability to communicate technical material clearly in person and in writing
- A working knowledge of VAT, and operational tax matters (e.g. AEOI, SDRT)
- Team working skills
- The ability to take decisions and to be able to justify them
- Confident and self-motivated
- Risk awareness and the ability to mitigate tax risk.