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Title:  Customs and Excise Manager, UK

Job ID:  50461
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Crewe
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Crewe, CHE, GB, CW1 6GH


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Customs and Excise Manager, UK - Crewe, United Kingdom


Purpose of the Role:

The role will be responsible to manage and control the JTI customs and excise activities in the UK, in line with the company's policies & procedures, and with an aim to ensure continuous compliance with UK customs regulations and UK excise legislation. The incumbent should manage the relationship with external tax advisors for compliance and other consulting activities. The incumbent will be in charge of handling tax audits and requirements from governmental authorities. The incumbent will monitor current and impending changes to tax regulation and perform an assessment of the impact on JTI. 


Main Responsibilities:

  • Customs and Excise Management: customs and excise management of Gallaher Ltd and JT International SA's customs and excise activities in the UK. Coordinating with Europe Customs & Excise Director, the Regional Tax Director, and the tax departments in Headquarters.  
  • Customs and excise compliance: ensure timely payment of customs debt occurring for the goods imported into the UK. Review excise tax returns, prepare claims related to import duties and taxes as well as claims related to excise tax. Manage the customs and excise authorizations held by Gallaher Ltd such as AEO, customs warehousing, RTP, etc. Handling customs audits and excise tax requirements with governmental authorities. Manage and instruct customs broker(s) to conduct clearances correctly.         
  • Customs and excise tax developments and monitoring: proactively following up on UK customs and excise tax developments that may impact the UK business, assist in broader UK business development activities, provide assistance and support to other departments in relation to UK customs and excise tax as needed. Seek opportunities to improve current customs and excise processes and procedures.
  • Tax provisioning and reporting: timely and accurate quarterly and annual provision calculation, ensure recording of provisions, and coordination with accountants from Gallaher Ltd and JT International SA entities.  Ensure accurate quarterly/annual reporting packages to headquarters. Preparation of tax provisions for budgeting periods.
  • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon the line manager’s request.


Skills & Experience:

  • A University degree or equivalent, CTA accreditation, and/or a master's degree in customs would be a plus. 
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of work experience in a similar position in the industry (multi-national FMCG organization) or in Big 4 tax advisory firms or equivalent, with in-depth knowledge of UK customs regulations and excise legislation. Customs HMRC working experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral skills.
  • Skilled in financial applications (SAP and MS Excel) is preferable.


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