EMEA Corporate Tax Execution Analyst
Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
2d ago

About this role

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world.

BlackRock offers a range of solutions from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets.

Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

Business Unit Overview :

BlackRock Finance consists of finance professionals in disciplines such as Financial Reporting & Analysis ( FP&A), Treasury, Taxation and Controllers.

This role is within the Edinburgh based Controllers’ Group and is part of the wider Tax Operations and Transfer Pricing Execution team, which currently looks after EMEA Corporate Tax & VAT compliance & Tax accounting, and Global Transfer Pricing Execution.

In its compliance activities the Edinburgh based team has significant interaction with the London based Corporate Tax Policy team and the NY based US Tax team.

P urpose / Background :

Based in Edinburgh the individual will report to the Corporate Tax Operations manager and will be responsible for ensuring the day to day running of certain EMEA Corporate Tax compliance and accounting activities.

The individual will also work closely with the London based Corporate Tax Policy team and third party advisors throughout Europe.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Ensuring timely and accurate provision of data for non-UK EMEA CIT returns and liaison with third party advisors to prepare and then review the returns for submission.
  • Assist in the preparation of UK CIT return computations.
  • Ensuring payment of all EMEA Tax liabilities as and when they arise.
  • Preparation of USGAAP Tax provisions for all EMEA entities on a monthly basis.
  • Reconciliation of USGAAP Tax balance sheet accounts all EMEA entities on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation of annual statutory reporting requirements for all EMEA entities.
  • Preparation of quarterly statutory reporting requirements for certain UK entities.
  • Promptly responding to CIT queries from numerous stakeholders; business facing, external advisers, Tax authorities, audit, etc.
  • Involvement in project work as required.
  • Development Value :

    Specifically the role offers opportunity to develop knowledge of UK & Overseas tax regimes and USGAAP, IFRS & local territory tax accounting, specifically from a global financial services perspective.

  • There will also be an opportunity to gain understanding / training on global tax issues as well as facing off to a number of finance stakeholders such as;
  • Financial Reporting, Corporate Control, Treasury, Compensation Accounting & Payroll, Treasury, etc.

    Additionally, as the role is part of the Tax, VAT & Transfer Pricing Operations Team which accounts for EMEA Corporate Tax & VAT compliance & accounting, & Global Transfer Pricing Execution, it therefore offers development and cross training opportunities within a larger team.

    The team deals with complex modeling and requires liaison with senior management globally, which will be available as candidate progresses.

    Experience / Competencies :

  • Good level of technical skills, in excel and general ledger applications (knowledge of Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management would be beneficial).
  • Experiences in preparing / reviewing CIT returns would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of current tax legislation / issues would be desirable (non-UK in addition to UK would be beneficial).
  • Ability to clearly and confidently communicate in verbal and written form. Liaison with non-UK third party advisors and a remote office is required, communication is key.
  • Self-starter able to work independently when necessary.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail with ability to manage multiple work-streams with varied deadlines.
  • Organised and methodical, possessing attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • Skills / Qualifications :

  • CA / ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CTA Qualified, or equivalent, with a strong academic record (will also consider QBE candidates with strong practical tax / accounting experience).
  • Experience preferably in Financial Services (Asset Management industry beneficial but not essential).
  • About BlackRock

    BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.

    As of June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit Twitter : blackrock Blog : LinkedIn : .

    BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

    BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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