Indirect Tax Assistant



Tax


London


Permanent

This position is responsible for assisting the Tax Advisor and wider Tax Team in ensuring that Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited and its subsidiaries comply with their tax obligations in all the countries in which they operate, and that tax liabilities are correctly presented in financial and management reports.

About us

GAZPROM Germania GmbH is a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom. Since its establishment in 1990, GAZPROM Germania has developed into an internationally operating group of 44 companies in 15 countries in Europe and Asia. Its main business activities include the storage and trading of natural gas. It employs approximately 1,800 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters. Together with its strategic partners, GAZPROM Germania Group helps ensure a reliable, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable energy supply for Europe. Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is an integral part of the GAZPROM Germania Group. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX. Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

This position is responsible for assisting the Tax Advisor and wider Tax Team in ensuring that Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited and its subsidiaries comply with their tax obligations in all the countries in which they operate, and that tax liabilities are correctly presented in financial and management reports.

Duties & Responsibilities

• The role will primarily focus on supporting the indirect tax advisor, whilst also providing assistance with direct tax compliance and other ad-hoc tasks within the wider tax team
• Work with Big 4 tax compliance outsource provider to ensure all VAT, energy tax and direct tax (UK and overseas) data is provided in a timely manner and deadlines are met by both parties
• Review the VAT and energy tax returns (UK and overseas) provided by the outsource provider and work with the business to resolve issues
• Assist with tax reporting and calculation of tax numbers for inclusion in financial and management reports
• Arranging tax payments to Tax Authorities
• Reconciling VAT, energy tax and corporate tax balance sheet accounts on a timely basis
• Assist with enquiries from the business and audits from tax authorities regarding tax matters
• Assist with process improvements to increase efficiency of data handling, data completeness and minimise risks of errors
• Assist with guiding and educating the business and accounts payable teams to ensure smooth running of data collection and review, and payments processes

Skills & Competencies

• Good analytical skills
• Good computer skills, particularly spreadsheet and data handling (Excel)
• Good working knowledge of finance systems (SAP would be an advantage)
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to be flexible in terms of the type of work undertaken
• Concern for accuracy and ability to meet tight deadlines
• Diligent and dependable
• Excellent organisation and execution skills
• Strong interpersonal skills

Experience

• Newly qualified or part qualified tax advisor/accountant
• Interest in broadening existing tax experience
•    Experience of preparing VAT returns and working with large volumes of data

Education

• Degree educated (e.g. Bachelors or Masters degree in business, accounting, management);
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