Employment Tax Manager

Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
19 Apr 2021
19 May 2021
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

As our Employment Tax Manager you will be responsible for advising the Primark group on all aspects of employment taxes for both Europe and the US. You will play a key role within the business. You will have the opportunity to work with 75,000 and employees across multiple jurisdictions. We have a strong growth plan ahead of us and our Employment Tax Manager will assist with our business growth.

What the role involves;

  • Lead and develop the Employment Tax advisory function across Europe and the US.
  • Proactively advise the business on all employment tax issues and opportunities, liaising with external advisors where necessary.
  • Keep up to date with current tax and regulatory requirements and provide updates to senior stakeholders on new legislation relevant to employment taxes; providing insight into implications and recommendations on actions.
  • Work with the HR teams to drive changes in policy to enhance compliance and reporting.
  • Act as advisor to Payroll function for all tax related issues, particularly on new regulations and changes to practice.
  • Support the wider tax team initiatives which may have relevance to employment taxes.
  • Partner with the Global Mobility team on tax aspects associated with our globally mobile employees, remote workers and displaced employees.
  • Assist in establishment of processes and policies in relation to business travellers.
  • Act as the main point of contact with the internal audit function on the employment tax risk review programme.
  • Lead a programme of awareness and training in response to UK National Minimum Wage regulations.
  • Ensure proper books and records are held for tax purposes in all jurisdictions and are in accordance with local tax requirements.
  • Support the business with new country entry.
  • Responsible for managing any employment tax audits.
  • Liaise with relevant Tax Authorities where necessary and build on good working relationship established by Primark.
  • Review projects and systems implementation and assess impact from a tax perspective.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement to bring efficiencies to processes and technology, improve ways of working and enhance controls.
  • Influence key stakeholders across the business to ensure processes and technology are compliant with regulations.
  • Lead the response to changes in employment tax legislation and practice and keeping relevant business partners and management updated on same.
  • Work closely with Primark’s Head of Government Affairs to represent Primark on employment tax forums, where appropriate, to drive changes in legislation and guidance.
  • Provide technical and practical training and advice to the team and the wider finance and business functions.
  • Collaborate with Procurement and Legal to lead the implementation of IR35 across the business.
  • What we're looking for:

  • Tax qualification (AITI).
  • 3+ years relevant PQE (preferably in a retail environment).
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales.
  • Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.
  • Have strong financial and analytical acumen as well as excellent Project Management and communication skills.
  • European language skills an advantage.
  • Demonstrate initiative with strong work ethic.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, ability to ensure tasks are finalised to strict deadlines.
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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