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Date live: Mar. 15, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Finance

Reference Code: 90366743

Contract: Permanent

Tax Manager

As a Barclays Tax Manager, you will form part of the existing German Tax team and will be accountable for operational & indirect tax matters, monthly preparation/filing of mandatory VAT, returns, associated operational tax filings for Barclays Bank Ireland PLC Hamburg Branch. The Global Tax Function is accountable for all taxation matters that impact Barclays as an organization.  Its purpose is to create value for Barclays by managing the impact of tax through planning that is consistent with our Tax Principles.
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Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager

What will you be doing?
•    Communicating with senior stakeholders across the branch including the CFO and CEO
•    Advising on the tax strategy for the Branch after reconciliation with the Head of Tax Germany including subsequent negotiation with and influencing of stakeholders
•    Establishing relationships and work collaboratively with the business and other functions for Hamburg including senior management
•    Liaising with various teams locally and with Barclays’ headquarters in London
•    Acting as a trusted partner to the businesses we operate in Germany, including the provision of high-quality advice on tax technical issues
•    Monitoring changes to tax legislation, jurisprudence and disclosures of the fiscal authorities that could have an impact on Barclays’ operations in Hamburg 
•    Managing and supporting preparation of other tax related queries, i.e., diverse tax reporting/planning/forecasting
•    Building the relationship with the local tax authorities Manage risk and control effectively by embedding and applying the applicable tax risk and control frameworks

What we’re looking for:
•    Fluent in German and English language 
•    German tax experience, preferably from working at a leading advisory firm and/or an institution in the financial services sector
•    Articulate and able to communicate confidently and well
•    Numerate, with an ability to use and interpret financial data

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Successfully passed Tax advisor exam preferable 
•    Experience of a dealing with a broad range of taxes (corporate income tax, VAT, operational taxes, transfer pricing)

Where will you be working?

Our new Frankfurt office is based in the heart of the new business district in the Taunus Turm. It boasts modern, collaborative work spaces and offers a gym, a number of different food outlets close by and direct access to a large park.


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