Tax Consultant

April 28, 2022
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Job Title: Tax Consultant
Business Unit: Finance and Tax Dept
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: 3 Arkle Road, Sandyford, Dublin, D18 T6T7

About BNP Paribas: 
At BNP Paribas, we center our values on what drives the company forward. Our driving forces are Agility, Client Satisfaction, Compliance Culture and Openness.
    Agility: we want to behave more simply to embrace useful innovation and digital transformation.
    Client Satisfaction: we believe that our success lies in being the customers’ and clients’ preferred choice. We seek to listen carefully to them and work closely with them.
    Compliance Culture: We believe in promoting clear rules to foster a strong culture of compliance and ethics.
    Openness: We promote open-minded attitudes towards our stakeholders. We aim for everyone in Group to feel included, to have their say and be empowered. 

Our strengths are based off four key areas of Stability, Expertise, Responsibility and Good Place to Work.
    Stability: we build upon our solid, long-term oriented management, our diversified and integrated business model and our international footprint.
    Expertise: We build upon our recognized and expanding knowledge of our teams.
    Responsibility: We build upon our culture of responsibility and integrity to ever better serve the interest of our customers.
    Good Place to Work: We foster a stimulating workplace where people are treated fairly and with respect. 


The Tax Consultant will report to the Irish Head of Tax, BNP Paribas. The role will provide both tax compliance and tax advisory support to the business across all of the Irish business lines and entities, which includes Corporate & Institutional Banking, Fund Administration, Custodial Services, and Supply Chain Management.

Key Responsibilities:

    VAT
•    Taking full ownership of end-to-end VAT process in respect of outsourced and insourced services, ensuring the correct application of VAT on services to VAT group and non-VAT group members, and working with relevant stakeholders to ensure that all invoicing requirements are met;
•    Preparing and filing Irish VAT returns and EVR claims;
•    Liaising with external advisors to ensure timely filing of foreign VAT returns;
•    Management of VAT receivables, both with internal stakeholders and, where necessary, engaging with the relevant tax authorities or external tax advisors

    Corporation Tax
•    Management of Irish Corporation Tax and Preliminary Tax obligations, with the support of external advisors; 
•    Providing tax input into month end/quarter end process with respect to current tax and deferred tax provisioning;
•    Tax account reconciliations at month end/year end;
•    Management of Corporation tax receivables

    Operational Taxes
•    Managing and Filing of AEOI returns (including FATCA and CRS);
•    Managing tax obligations in respect of DIRT, IUT, Encashment Tax, DWT, Third Party information returns, Stamp Duty, Bank Levy etc.

    Monitoring legislative change and advising business of new tax obligations, or amendments to existing requirements, as well as working with the business to ensure accurate and timely implementation of such changes.

    Manage Tax aspects of the new transactions, including, where necessary, ensuring foreign VAT and other tax registrations are in place. Identify potential withholding tax concerns in foreign jurisdictions.

    Providing support to the Finance team with regards to intercompany transactions, Service Level Agreements, and Transfer Pricing considerations.

    Provide day to day support across all tax heads to the Business, Finance, HR and Legal teams, as well as Group Tax and Group Transfer Pricing teams 

    Assist in the implementation of ad-hoc tax projects 

    Provide support for internal and external audits

    Engage with External advisors, tax authorities and industry representative bodies, as required. 

Qualifications & Experience required for this role:

The required candidate should have the following attributes. 
    Minimum 5 to 6 years’ experience in a tax environment, preferably with Financial Services experience
    Qualified Accountant and/or Chartered Tax Advisor
    While VAT experience is advantageous, it is not essential

The candidate should be a highly competent self-starter, with good project management skills, who is capable of working on his/her own initiative. The candidate should also have strong time-management skills and be capable of managing workload to competing deadlines. He/she should be a strong team player, capable of building relationships across multiple business units. Good communication skills will be important in order to ensure complex tax matters can be disseminated to non-tax professionals in a clear manner. 

Why Work with Us?
    We are the bank for a changing world and aim to build positive change together with our employees. 
    We are a team of passionate people who genuinely care about what we do and the impact our work delivers to our clients. We operate in a highly collaborative, open-minded environment that embraces innovation and creativity. 
    Our remuneration and benefits packages are generous, with competitive salaries, a discretionary bonus scheme, company pension contribution, comprehensive private healthcare packages, and numerous other benefits.
    We have a genuine commitment to work-life balance throughout the whole organisation. We are also committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and actively promote equal opportunities. 
    Development and mobility is actively encouraged. We are a learning company – there is real opportunity to grow, develop and expand your skills, experience and career path. 
    We are a global company operating in over 60 countries with over 190,000 employees from over 150 nationalities. In Ireland we have approximately 500 employees across Dublin and Galway working in Corporate Institutional Banking (CIB) and BNP Paribas Security Services (BP2S) and Greenval.

Equality and Diversity 
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.