Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Our purpose – Celebrating life, every day, everywhere – has an important role in our company, for our people, our diversity, our brands, in how we perform and how we create shared value.
As the leading beverage alcohol company in every region of the world, we’re proud to be the custodians of globally-recognised names such as Baileys, Guinness, Smirnoff, and Johnnie Walker. Join us and help secure the future success of some of the world’s most iconic brands. In Global Business Services our teams help each and every Diageo colleague across 180 countries to do their best possible work. Striving to make things easier for the rest of our teams, their roles could involve anything from financial controllership to statutory compliance, general accounting or business intelligence and analytics. There’s a wide range of roles and projects to get involved with, and the chance to be part of a truly global operation – we have 1,600 experts, working out of locations including Budapest, Bogota, Manila and Bengaluru. At Diageo, we’re united by our purpose of celebrating life, every day, everywhere. If you share our passion and want to make a positive impact across our business, there’s a rewarding career here for you.
About the role
Purpose of Role
The purpose of this role is to ensure that the markets’ indirect tax processes (including VAT, excise duty and other supplementary returns) are undertaken accurately, efficiently (utilizing automation) and on time and the surrounding internal control procedures, legislative requirements are strictly adhered to.
The role will support the successful implementation and ongoing operation of the Global Indirect Tax processes, controls and automation tools under the new Tax Operating model.
Scope of the role
The role covers preparing VAT, excise duty, and connected returns. This requires interaction with the Indirect Tax Senior, a number of functions including both markets and central functions with a special focus on financial controlling teams and Source to Pay and Sell to Cash teams.
Role is part of Global Tax and it has responsibility for carrying out the Indirect Tax compliance preparation for the markets under her/his responsibility including the execution of process improvements and managing the Indirect Tax compliance risk agenda for the relevant markets.
Preparing VAT, excise duty and connected supplementary returns in accordance with global standard process and controls and utilizing automation tools where applicable
Working closely with Indirect tax seniors to ensure compliance with market specific regulatory requirements and legislative changes
Supporting routine VAT, excise duty and other indirect tax related audit enquiries and projects for your markets under the supervisory of the Indirect Tax Lead (Team leader)
Preparing balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring these are done on time and in an internal and external control compliant way
Actively managing tax document retention for your markets
Contributing to the continuous improvement- through establishing a LEAN approach to drive effectiveness and efficiency- of the indirect tax compliance processes
Embedding and operating the new controls and KPI reports, monitoring the implanted KPI-s, investigating root-cause or errors and working with end-to-end processes to improve KPIs
Ensure Tax Calendar is monitored and filled-in in a timely and quality manner
Promptly responding to market queries in respect of markets in her/his responsibility and supporting direct tax leaders, business partners, SME-s in non-routine questions, projects, and during tax audits in her/his competency
Qualified graduate economist with at least 1 year post qualification finance/tax experience
Experience at an operational level in tax, controls and risk management is an advantage
Experience in working with SAP is an advantage
Fluent English language skills is a must
Knowledge of any other language is an advantage
Strong analytical and questioning skills
Good numerical skills and confident excel usage
Able to work with tight deadlines
Attention to details and overview of the business: able to operate at the detailed level when necessary but always focuses on the big picture.
Self-motivated and well-organized approach to work
Benefits of working here
Unique Family Leave opportunity
We work without border – you will work with people from all over the world
You will deal with world class brand portfolio
Wide variety of thematic events, afterwork activities organized by employee communities
Product Allowance to purchase company products from the staff shop
We won the Fittest Workplace Award, of course we have a Gym
Urban legend is true, we do have a Rooftop Bar
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). The Budapest office, is one of four global business operations centres, providing high value-added, strategic corporate functions such as trade, logistics, treasury, finance and strategy, global HR, business analysis, financial audit, and procurement.