European Tax Operations Controller

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European Tax Operations Controller


Who we are

At Cooper, people are the key to our success.

At Cooper, we offer a vibrant and collaborative culture where our employees have the opportunity to make a difference every day. At work, and in the surrounding communities in which we operate.

By joining Cooper, a global leader with a primary focus in the replacement tire business, you have an opportunity to contribute to a company that is defining the pace and setting the trends for the tire industry.

If you thrive on winning, making strong contributions to a growing business and collaborating with others, Cooper Tire is the place for you. We are a passionate team that works together to be the tire company of choice. We love to celebrate our success. We find strength in our shared key values, because how we achieve our results is just as important as what we achieve.

We're passionate about building our brand. We support our communities with pride. We embrace ways we can provide world-class customer service and deliver exceptional value through great products and services. And we are a strong company with presence across the world. Since 1914, people just like you have come to rely on us for high quality tires.

About you

If you thrive in a dynamic team environment and want to be part of one of the world’s top ten tyre manufacturers, this is the position for you. You will be carrying out several principle activities as a European Tax Operations Controller in our close knit Finance department. 

What you will be doing:

  • Managing a small team.
  • Lead European tax operational issues: Identify the tax implications of direct and indirect taxes in Europe. 
  • Develop and improve processes.
  • Ensure compliance with cross-border transfer pricing requirements, e.g. maintaining up to date documentation for all material jurisdictions.
  • Support the European subsidiaries and Cooper US tax team in tax audits and related matters.
  • Preparation of year end tax provisions for the UK and supervision of subsidiary’s year end tax provisions, in close alignment with the Cooper US tax team.
  • Assist in the implementation of global tax planning strategies to minimize impact on cash tax and effective tax rate.
  • Work closely with global tax team in the U.S., senior management and the European Finance Director to ensure coordination of tax consequences of operations
  • Co-ordinate and supervise submission of all European tax returns by the relevant statutory deadlines

  • Support the HR function in the delivery and submission of all employment tax related returns

  • Main point of contact for all amendments to access to banking system and all material issues arising in relation to the company’s day to day banking arrangements

  • Supervise direct reports in Treasury function

  • Supervise External Reporting and Compliance Manager’s preparation of statutory accounts

  • Main point of contact for insurance renewal process and co-ordination of information gathering in respect of insurance claims received.

Key skills & competencies

  • Ability to travel internationally as necessary.

  • A minimum 3 years corporate tax experience in industry and/or public accounting firm.

  • Experience of relevant tax accounting concepts.

  • Managerial experience.

  • Familiarity with international taxation of multinational entities.

  • ACA or ACCA qualified with at least 3 years PQE. CTA qualification is advantageous.

  • Strong tax technical and analytical skills, including tax research skills.

  • Balance of tax technical knowledge with practical application of tax rules.

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

  • Great work ethic and integrity.

What can you expect?

  • A full time contract based on 36 hours a week.
  • Your daily dosis of fun with colleagues.
  • The chance to travel for business.
  • You get to work at an international minded company.