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Title:  Tax Manager - Scandinavia

Job ID:  69403
Country:  Sweden
City:  Stockholm
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Stockholm, AB, SE, 113 60


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Tax Manager - Scandinavia

Position purpose:
The role will be responsible for managing and controlling Indirect and Direct tax in Scandinavia (Sweden market and Nordic Snus factory, Denmark and Norway) in line with the company´s policies and procedures. This requires in depth knowledge of relevant laws and regulation with the aim to ensure continuous compliance with country legislation including expertise on Sweden RRP and Oral taxation. The responsibility also includes providing external and internal timely, accurate and relevant tax reporting. The incumbent should manage the relation with external tax advisors for the compliance and other consulting activities. The incumbent will be in charge with 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 to JTI.  Other responsibilities include governance and review to ensure efficient internal processes in relation to tax.

Main responsibilities:

  • Tax management: Responsibility for Indirect and Direct taxes in the Scandinavia markets (including Nordic Snus factory) to support the business in timely and accurate decision making and communication with authorities. Expertise knowledge in in relation to RRP and Oral categories for Scandinavia. Monitoring any regulatory or legislative changes in the Indirect and Direct tax areas and report to Global Tax,  Local management and relevant functions.  Proactively following up on tax developments that may impact the Scandinavian business, assist in broader business development activities, provide assistance and support to other departments as needed. Seek opportunities to improve current tax processes and  procedures. Key contact for and coordination with external tax consultants if and when applicable and manage tax consultancy budgets.
  • Customs and excise compliance: Review excise tax returns, import duty process and claims related to import duties and taxes including Nordic Snus factory. Manage the customs and excise authorizations in the 3 markets and for Nordic Snus. Handling audits and excise tax requirements with authorities. Manage and instruct customs broker(s). Seek opportunities to improve current customs and excise processes and procedures.
  • Indirect Tax reporting and monitoring: Ensure accurate quarterly/annual reporting packages to headquarters and provision calculations/reconciliations. This includes sign-off of tax accounting and tax reports as well as business support and guidance to ensure correctness.  Preparation of tax provisions for budgeting periods when applicable. Maintaining policies and procedures governing the indirect tax processes and implement/ maintain appropriate internal controls concerning the same, including processes for Snus/Oral in both market and factory.
  • Direct tax: Responsibility for internal direct tax reporting. This includes preparation of tax packages (monthly, quarterly, yearly), tax packages for planning purposes (LE/ASP), Country by Country and JCFC reporting as well as any other relevant reporting in this area. Support and input for liquidity forecasts and FCF management / planning as well as follow up on deviations related to tax.                                                         
    Responsibility for external tax reporting to the relevant authorities in each country. This includes sign-off of tax accounting and tax reports as well as business support and guidance to ensure correctness. External tax reporting also includes the preparation of yearly tax returns and tax calculations for the Annual reports. Maintaining policies and procedures governing the direct tax processes and implement and maintaining appropriate internal controls concerning the same.
  • Transfer pricing: Support in terms of business model changes in cooperation with JTI Business model team and JTI Global tax teams. Responsibility for transfer pricing documentation and transfer price calculations in Scandinavia, in close cooperation with JTI Global tax. Responsibility also includes I/C agreements review and review of I/c transaction flows from a tax perspective.
  • Risk management: Review and control of internal business processes to capture, high-light and report potential tax risks to Global Tax, Local management and relevant functions. Support in improving internal business flows from a tax perspective to minimize tax risks/exposure. Coordinate and support the risk management process for Scandinavia.      


Who are we looking for – requirements:

  • University - or college degree in Finance/ Business administration or Law, minimum 5 years of work experience in relevant Tax/Finance roles.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience within Tax/accounting and/or in big 4 advisory firms or similar. Experience of working in an international company and with international reporting.
  • Fluent in Swedish or Danish and English.
  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office and  Powerpoint and Excel. Previous experience in SAP is a plus.


What you can get - Benefits:

  • A competitive pay with annual bonus and an attractive benefits package including medical care, Multisport card, life insurance and pension plan (if applicable)
  • Complex environment of working with multiple stakeholders, professional support and possibility to share knowledge and best practices
  • On-going development opportunities in a multinational environment that will inspire you to grow professionally and personally
  • Wide variety of projects and tasks, ambitious goals and independence in achieving them
  • Dynamic and innovative spirit with a constant quest to do things better
  • Flexi working hours, home office possibilities
  • Modern office in a convenient location 

Recruitment process:
Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
Feedback will be provided to all interested candidates throughout the recruitment process.

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