IBM Tax Manager for Global Financing Direct Tax Team in BRATISLAVA, Slovakia

Job role summary:

IBM is seeking to hire a tax manager to manage a newly team od professionals that will support direct tax operations for newly formed Global Financing entities in IBM across EMEA. The manager will have both people management responsibilities and responsibilities focused on, but not limited to, preparation of various tax returns, support of the tax calculations for various returns (CIT, WHT on foreign or domestic supplies where applicable), reporting and internal / external audit support. As part of the role the tax manager will liaise continuously with the country tax teams and supporting functions such as accounting and treasury to support them mainly on tax compliance issues. A more detailed list of responsibilities may be seen below. The newly formed team of tax professionals including the manger will be responsible for multiple entities in the EMEA region and will be part of the Direct Tax Center of Excellence based in Bratislava.

Management responsibilities:

  • Leading and providing business guidance to a team of tax professionals

  • Motivating the team to high performance

  • Providing feedback and assessment of performance

  • Proposing process improvements to improve productivity

  • HR compliance

Internal Compliance:

  • Cash Tax Reporting

  • Income Tax Liability reporting

  • Corporate Tax reporting

  • Review US GAAP to Statutory adjustments

  • Other internal reporting (e.g. special measurements for Global Financing)

  • Internal Audit support

  • Pro-actively seek to improve the current process to ensure that the best support is delivered

External Compliance:

  • Preparation of Tax returns and support with filing of the returns

  • Tax Pack analysis (where applicable) - providing input on what is needed to prepare the tax return

  • Fixed Asset Tax depreciation substance review

  • WHT management (everything that can be done remotely - e.g. certificates requests, calculations, reclaim, tax credits management).

  • Calculation of CIT and prepayments, preparation of the returns (stand alone, consolidated return or return for country specific taxes where applicable)

  • Review of the Tax Return with the CTM

  • External Audit support

Sought after skills / background:

  • Language: English Fluent, additional languages are an advantage

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact and communicate in an effective manner

  • Proven leadership track record in a multinational company

  • Commitment to deadlines and flexibility to prioritize work

  • Advanced organizing, analytical skills and learning agility

  • Team player mentality

  • Solid IT skills and excellent Excel knowledge

  • Professional working standards and integrity