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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
    English Dutch French German
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 09,2022
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    • JSS
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    Financial Compliance Manager UK

    Financial Compliance Manager UK

    The Prologis organization in Europe is structured with a vast number of legal entities; there are over 850 legal entities across multiple jurisdictions and countries including ~55 entities for UK. The corporate purpose of these entities is various but together they are all established to serve our one business purpose, i.e. owning and leasing of warehouse facilities. Most of these entities are obliged to file statutory accounts, corporate income tax returns, and other local filings like VAT, Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), etc. These European filings are referred to as 'Financial compliance'.

    Prologis is looking to appoint a Financial Compliance Manager who will ensure UK delivery based in the European Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The manager will show a continuous focus on process improvements and their execution together with the internal stakeholders and 3rd party service providers. This role reports directly into the Director, Financial Compliance Northern Europe & UK and VAT Europe.

    What's needed in order to do that:

    • Manage, coordinate, and review output from third-party providers to ensure accurate filing of annual accounts, corporate income tax and other local filings
    • Provide legal documentation, reviewed accounting schedules and other relevant information to enable the finalization of the compliance work
    • Manage the local statutory audits with the Amsterdam and Local audit teams
    • Function as local compliance (GAAP and Tax) specialist and provide guidance to the accountants in various accounting teams
    • Ensure alignment with internal and external policies and regulations and timely reporting
    • Coordinate with external and internal parties, such as the Legal, Tax and Treasury departments, to ensure all deadlines are met and cross-functional activities such as re-financing and corporate simplifications are effectively performed
    • Ensure that all statutory adjustments are provided to the general ledger accountants for posting in the accounting system
    • Review tax calculation packages
    • Review and approve tax assessments, prepayments, and final payments in conjunction with filed CIT returns
    • Support in preparing and reviewing indirect tax returns (VAT, Intrastat, EC Listings, Local Sales and Purchase listing, Foreign VAT claims)

    Tell us if you're ready.

    • Education on at least Bachelor level in accounting, additional tax expertise is an advantage
    • A minimum of 5+ year work experience in financial accounting at an international environment
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written), other languages (e.g. German, Dutch, French) are an advantage
    • Strong Excel skills are a must and affinity with data analytics and automating processes is a plus
    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills:
    • Influencing skills: ability to build a strong and positive relationship with your colleagues resulting in buy-in and effective collaboration
    • Cultural sensitivity: ability to work in a multi-cultural and matrix-structured environment, act and respond appropriately in a diverse environment, properly handle confidential information and work in a constructive way with other staff groups
    • Proactive behavior: ability to proactively support the business
    • Hands-on mentality: ability to manage ad hoc requests proactively and practically from the business
    • Collaborate to optimize performance/impact
    • Ability to inspire confidence in your work colleagues
    • Self-development: ability to continuously develop yourself to become more effective, reflect on your own behavior and take time to receive/give feedback from/to your manager, team, peers, and other relevant stakeholder
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