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Tax Advisory Manager EMEA

Job Name

Tax Advisory Manager EMEA






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Tax Advisory Director EMEA & APAC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Adriana Betancourt

About the role

Within the Global Tax Department, the primary responsibility of the Tax Advisory Manager EMEA is to manage, protect and optimize the direct tax position of his / her assigned countries and be the main contact person for the local finance teams and external advisors on tax related matters. The role requires a demonstrated ability to provide strong technical skills and advice in international tax planning matters and an ability to work closely with Bacardi’s local finance teams and regional tax team members to ensure Bacardi’s overall tax structure is governed. You can expect some travel (15% of your time) to stay connected to key stakeholders in the region.


Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Act as main point of contact on all direct tax matters for assigned countries, which include UK, Spain, Portugal and Benelux.
  • Develop audit defense strategies and provide technical assistance throughout the audit process
  • Work closely within the region with other functional team members (Compliance, Transfer Pricing, Reporting)
  • Assist with obtaining and maintaining APAs and ATRs and help to negotiate renewals where required
  • Work closely with external advisors and other stakeholders
  • Keep relevant stakeholders updated on any legislative developments in countries assigned
  • Assist in the timely execution of tax planning projects and in doing so work closely with other departments (finance, legal, Co-Sec, control)
  • Assist the Group to advance its goal of standardizing / automating processes and controls
  • Co-develop financial models to allow management to understand the tax and financial impact of new business initiatives
  • Assist in drafting inter-company agreements, including revising and updating existing agreements

Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in tax (economics or law)
  • 7 + years of experience in working in Big 4 advisory plus in-house experience in a multinational (with valuable intellectual property)
  • Strong understanding of multinational enterprises, consolidated tax groups and tax planning concepts and good written communication and presentation skills
  • Up to date with key international tax developments, e.g. OECD BEPS, EU tax harmonizing initiatives
  • Experience with SAP Financial Systems or similar environment.
  • Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to influence stakeholders in support of optimal business decisions and risk management
  • Experience in working in cross-border and multi-disciplinary teams as a tax subject matter expert
  • Proficiency in English is a must. French and / or Spanish language skills would be very useful

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.