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Tax Manager (LWO)

City of London, England Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description


You are passionate about creating an Ingka fit for the future. You get energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people. Leading and developing people motivates you. Moreover you get inspired by working together in an ever-changing complex environment and you are motivated by leading through co-creation with colleagues and other Ingka units. Sharing and living the IKEA culture and values comes natural to you. For this role you hold a University degree in Tax Law, Tax Economics, Finance or equivalent degree. You bring 8+ years of experience in Tax, both in advisory and in-house roles. In addition you have leadership or stakeholder management experience, as well as excellent project management skills. You have knowledge in following areas: - very good knowledge of the IKEA Concept including our Vision and Business Idea, our Culture and Values - very good knowledge about the Ingka Businesses and the external markets - very good knowledge of local tax jurisdiction - good knowledge of accounting principles - good knowledge of Legal principles You have the ability to direct effort to achieve long-term business objectives. In addition you have the ability of networking- to build and maintain a system of strategic business connections. As a person you know how to deal with ambiguity, you comfortably handle unclear or unpredictable situations. You have the ability to translate expert knowledge into system landscape and being able to act in a changing and complex environment. Your communication skills to be able to understand and explain complex matters to people with different backgrounds are good. Last but not least you possess excellent analytical and numerical skills.


The main objective for this role is to steer, advise, monitor and support the Ingka Group in the country in a pro-active way on direct and indirect tax matters. You will: - initiate, define and implement a country tax strategy in line with the relevant Group Policies, Strategies and Business Plans, after consultation with Group Tax - ensure control in respect of Direct and Indirect tax obligations, risks and opportunities, by implementing and maintaining the IKEA Group Tax Control Framework - ensure accurate and timely filing of the Corporate Income Tax returns, VAT returns and all other reports to local and central authorities - support on tax relevant matters regarding management and statutory reporting - manage local Transfer Pricing documentation in liaison with Group Tax - ensure correct application for and timely submission of forms to obtain tax treaty relief for Withholding Tax on Franchise Fee, Interest, Dividends and other relevant payments - advise the local finance organisation on any relevant tax matters - provide input to the relevant stakeholders, including Group Tax, on opportunities to optimize the existing Ingka [Country] legal structure and business set-up and how to structure new investments - lead in the implementation of changes to the structure or transactions - ensure accurate and compliant output of automated tax relevant solutions - alert Group Tax on any potential areas for improvement - handle tax audits, where relevant in cooperation with Group Tax - ensure availability of books and records in accordance with local legal requirements - ensure relevant tax competence, knowledge and awareness amongst team members and other relevant staff - participate in local and/or global projects (providing relevant input) In this role you will report to the Country CFO Manager. If you have job specific questions please contact Valerie Walker at This role is located in Service office, London with occasional travel.


The purpose of the Tax Department is to manage all direct and indirect tax matters for the Ingka Group in the [country] to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements. The Tax Department is an active partner to internal and external stakeholders in respect of all relevant tax topics.


The Lead, Work & Organise initiative has resulted in a number of new opportunities, and this role is one of them. We welcome applications from throughout INGKA group. We will prioritize applications from you who fulfil the majority of the requirements. In this application process we welcome your application by using our Talent Profile, which you will find on IKEA Inside UK links (left hand side). The talent profile is to replace the need to upload a CV or cover letter for the role. If you need support in completing your talent profile, please contact Jemma Hirschfield. The interviews are planned to be held in London, Service Office. Due to the tight timeline, invitations to interviews will most likely be sent out with short notice and we truly appreciate your cooperation & understanding for this. Some interviews may be conducted over SKYPE (if needed to reduce travel). Due to summer holidays, we aim at conducting as many interviews as possible during weeks 36-37. To enable this, when possible, the recruiting managers will continuously review applications, and we will invite to interviews as soon as this review is completed for each application. Therefore, although the adverts are open until September 1st (11.59 pm GMT) we appreciate your early application.