Description and Requirements

We are looking for you to work alongside the Senior International Tax Manager in managing the corporate tax and associated compliance for our group companies in Continental Europe and the Americas. You will take the lead in working with external tax advisors to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of returns and to identify and implement efficiency savings in underlying processes where possible.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

Working closely with everyone at Dyson – from sales and finance, to legal, marketing, RDD and more – our Tax & Treasury team develop critical knowledge of the business, and our future plans. Relying on this understanding, and their deep expertise, to ensure that our tax commitments are met, while managing Dyson’s cash liquidity and foreign exchange positions. As custodians of our corporate and legal structure, they also support Dyson operations in territories around the world. And as we grow, this challenge – and the team’s need for dynamic people who don’t shy away from them – grows with it.

Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring the corporate tax and withholding tax compliance arrangements are monitored and reviewed in each country and to highlight and drive process efficiencies where needed.
  • Review from a tax perspective the compliance documents and to ensure they are filed by the required statutory deadline and any relevant payment(s) made.
  • Building and managing the relationship with Dyson’s Global outsourcer, other advisors, the overseas finance teams and our European Shared Service Centre to support in these objectives. 
  • Work with the global outsourcer and local Dyson entities to produce the tax provisions for inclusion in the group and local statutory accounts.
  • Work with the local Dyson entities and advisors to ensure that local tax audits are managed effectively and in-line with group policies.
  • Work with the local teams and advisors to understand the business and the tax issues that arise and need to be managed.
  • Work with the employment, VAT, group tax reporting and customs advisors to ensure that any related tax issues are handled correctly.
  • Monitoring the inter-company loan positions with regards to thin capitalisation and ensure withholding tax is properly accounted for on any interest paid under those loans, obtaining treaty clearance in order to apply the lower rate of withholding tax where necessary.
  • Dividend repatriation, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is generated to support both the tax computations and dividend payments.
  • Keeping apace of developments in international tax changes and assessing their impact on the business.
  • Assisting the group / UK tax team when required, in meeting our UK tax filing obligations. 
  • Ad hoc project work either international or UK focused dependent on need.

Skills:

Technical:
  • Degree qualified and Qualified Accountant or Tax Advisor.
  • Ideally has previously worked in industry.
  • Working knowledge of the corporate tax regimes in the US and several in Continental Europe.

Behavioural:
  • Able to juggle many projects simultaneously.
  • Effective and diplomatic in dealing with colleagues in other countries and departments and with third party advisors.
  • Good communication skills including being able to pitch information at the right level.
  • Able to grow with the role as the group itself grows.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Working independently without needing detailed support.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines