Tax Manager

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Finance

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As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

 

 

Job Purpose

 

A role has arisen as a result of expansion of the head office tax team. The International Tax Advisor will support global direct tax compliance, all aspects of tax forecasting and reporting and advise on tax risk. This will include management of overseas compliance with outsource providers. The role would suit someone who enjoys a broad role working in new and unfamiliar areas of tax and geographies. You will work closely with the business so your approach must be commercial and you will need to be confident in building relationships with the wider business and finance teams.

The role would suit candidates either coming straight from the profession or looking on building their international experience. Some international travel will be required.

An international tax role supporting the international expansion of the group.

Main Duties

  • Supporting the delivery of top quality reporting and forecasting (quarterly)
  • Delivery of world class tax support to the business
  • Project managing due diligence on acquisitions and disposals
  • Communication of tax matters with non-tax stakeholders
  • Ensuring direct tax compliance in every territory where we operate
  • Managing overseas compliance via third parties
  • Assisting in management of overseas tax audits
  • Managing and communicating tax risk

Skills & experience

  • Professional tax or accounting qualification
  • Experience of IFRS reporting for tax in a listed company
  • Knowledge of UK and US GAAP
  • Experience in international tax gained in a multinational organisation or Big 4 accounting firm
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to drive change
  • Sound commercial awareness and understanding of business drivers
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise personal workload
  • Self starter with the ability to work effectively in multicultural, international teams focused on identifying practical solutions.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills with the ability to present complex subject matter clearly and succinctly.

Equal Opportunities

 

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

 

 

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