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Sr. Tax Manager, North America

Location

USA, Enfield

Posted Date

03/28/2019

Job ID

US8524

Category

Finance/Controlling

Language

Our mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow by engaging children across the world in positive play and hands-on, minds-on creativity.

Here’s a fantastic job for you to be a part of our Global Strategic Tax & Customs Team in the LEGO® Group. Can you provide sound business advice to the US and Canadian business units to drive LEGO’s ambitious growth strategy? If yes, read on!

Core Responsibilities

• Evaluate and advise general day-to-day matters and on the tax impact for projects and ad hoc advisories in the business for U.S. and Canada. Support the implementation phase of entering the market and work closely with Planning & Structuring tax team and the business.
To be completed by Manager:
• Evaluate and advise general day-to-day matters and on the tax impact for projects and ad hoc advisories in the business for U.S. and Canada. Support the implementation phase of entering the market and work closely with Planning & Structuring tax team and the business.
• Strong link to Tax Operations & Compliance team to ensure tax governance.
• Tax Risk & opportunity finding and work with Planning & Structuring team (and other tax teams) to assure the mitigation plan is pursued.
• Monitor local legislation ensuring we are on top of all local legislations impacting the LEGO Group. This includes (together with Tax Policy Director) ensuring inputs are provided to legislators so we can live up to our tax responsibility agenda of proactively supporting sustainable tax rules.

Play your part in our team succeeding

Global Strategic Tax & Customs is the tax organistion with overall accountability for taxes all over the world including customs, indirect tax, etc. We are a very small department of 21 people and hope to grow the team this year to 24 people.

The function reports to the Group CFO and within this global tax function there are 4 functions – a Business Tax Advisory function, a Tax Policy & Controversy function, a Planning & Structuring function and a Tax Governance function.

Tax Operations & Compliance are handled in a separate and team which is part of our BSO team (Business Service Operations).
The Senior Tax Manager, North America is a role within the Business Tax Advisory (“BA”) team. Over half of the department are in the BA function - the team consists of 11 generalists (to be grown to 14 this year) spread all over the world (Mexico, US, UK, Singapore, China).
The role is to be close to the business, advise the business on different projects and help creating visibility on taxes and lifting the strategic focus on taxes.

The Business Advisory team is the tax front office for The LEGO Group. Able to serve day-to-day tax queries as well as TLG projects, the BA team is aware when to escalate issues and involve the rest of the tax organization.

The BA team is responsible for the local tax knowledge and the local tax regulation monitoring.

The BA team executes sample controls and health checks to assure the quality of tax compliance is in line with the Governance Framework as directed by the Tax Governance function.

The BA team has the responsibility to evaluate & discover local tax risks, inform the Planning & Structuring team on tax risks and help implementing action plans to mitigate tax risks or perceive tax opportunities as per directions of the P&S team.

The BA team is also the first point of contact in case of tax audits, queries from tax authorities and day-to-day business relationships and is able to take decisions based on directions given by the Tax Policy and Controversy function and escalate to the rest of the tax organization when appropriate.

Do you have what it takes?

• LEGO requires the position to have the following license or certification: Master of Laws, CPA, Certified Tax Agent or JD. The position typically requires a college or university degree or equivalent experience.
• MIN 7 years work experience in Tax.
• The role is a generalist tax role covering all taxes including employment taxes, customs, direct and indirect taxes
• Law firm or Accounting Firm experience is relevant
• Willingness to travel Internationally
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• In-house experience is preferred but not a requirement
• SAP knowledge is preferred

Join the global LEGO family

The LEGO® Group recruits and develops people entirely on merit. If you are confident you have what it takes to succeed in this role – and you share our commitment to creativity, collaboration, and quality – use the APPLY NOW button above or below. Please remember to attach your application and current CV.

BRINGING IT TO LIFE

“Working in Strategic Tax & Customs is exciting and a challenging environment, working with a forward thinking and talented team, in a culture and organisation which is totally awesome.” Peter Sand, Head of Tax Governance

Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do. They have an open, positive view of the world that motivates us to continuously strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging.

The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

We consider all of our employees part of the LEGO family. Beyond competitive pay and bonus incentives, employees on campus can enjoy free coffee and snacks, a fitness center, on-site childcare, a LEGO store with discounts and the biggest event of the year: PLAY DAY! Being part of our family also means playing a part in building a sustainable future and continuing our mission to “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow.”

Build your career brick by brick at The LEGO Group.

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