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Unilever Treasury & Tax Assistant Manager in Auckland, New Zealand

Who we are?

On any given day, 2.5 billion people globally use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life. Many of our brands are well-known, household staples and old-time favourites including Dove, Rexona, Lynx, Vaseline, OMO/Persil, Surf, TRESemmé, Continental, Ben & Jerry’s and Streets.

We have a long tradition of being a progressive, responsible business. It goes back to the days of our founder William Lever, who launched the world’s first purposeful brand, Sunlight Soap more than 100 years ago, and it’s at the heart of how we run our company today. In 2022 Unilever Australia & New Zealand became a Certified B Corporation™ (B Corp), joining a growing network of organisations committed to galvanising a stronger, more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy for all.

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity and is pioneering flexibility. There’s no better time to join our team!

We are looking for a Treasury & Tax Assistant Manager who will support tax consultation, planning, tax controversy, and non-routine compliance. This role will also be responsible in preparing timely and accurate tax information for accounting and reporting purposes for the Australian and New Zealand businesses. Also, manage day to day treasury operations (i.e., managing payments, reconciliations, journals, and other ad hoc matters), understand business needs and anticipate and lead change.

Role Responsibilities:

UNDERSTAND BUSINESS NEEDS & BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

  • Build strong relationships within the Unilever ANZ Finance and IT teams. Partner and provide support on tax and treasury matters.

  • Develop an understanding of the Unilever business model and the impact of developments in direct and indirect taxes on the business. Support the ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager in communicating and acting on any developments.

  • Update, create and maintain desktop procedures relating to tax process and procedures performed by OSP, offshore teams or internally.

ANTICIPATE AND LEAD CHANGE

  • Strong understanding of SAP and accounting to be lead support on any global changes or developments.

  • Keep up to date on market technology and processes which can be used internally for automation or process simplification.

  • Act as SAP lead for ANZ tax (e.g., responsibility for journals and process improvements, support changes required for example from a change in GST rates).

  • Take lead role on certain automation and outsourcing projects, with guidance and support from ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager.

  • Present to the business and stakeholders on changes to processes, tax developments and outsourcing steps.

  • Assist the ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager with preparation for bi-annual FinFlex meetings.

SUPPORT CONSULTATION AND PLANNING

  • Remain up to date with tax and treasury risks and opportunities affecting ANZ.

  • Support the ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager as required on projects including M&A and divestments.

  • Support OSP and offshore teams (where required by the ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager) by providing inputs and responses relating to compliance matters.

  • Maintain Australian Capital Gains Tax Register, investigate options for automation or simplification using SAP and create and maintain DTP.

SUPPORT TAX CONTROVERSY AND NON-ROUTINE COMPLIANCE

  • Provide support to the ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager on tax audits and disputes. This may include assistance for Unilever prestige entities.

  • Work with the ANZ Tax & Treasury Manager on responses to streamlined assurance reviews, collection of FCCR defence data and presentations to tax authorities.

  • Complete and maintain calculations relating to non-routine compliance (e.g. calculation of debt ratios and distributor margins to demonstrate compliance with ATO PCG’s).

TAX ACCOUNTING

  • Preparation of the tax note for the Australian and New Zealand statutory accounts in accordance with the relevant accounting standards.

  • Complete Australia and NZ tax quarterly accounting models, journals, balance sheet reconciliations for review.

  • Provide tax payment forecasts.

  • Assist with preparation of Tax transparency report.

    Does this sound like You

  • 5-7 years’ experience within finance.

  • Degree qualified in accounting or business.

  • Real Accountability – delivers on commitments and displays resilience in the face of obstacles, adversity and/or major change

  • Action Not Debate – Great execution (debate, decide, implement, and follow through)

  • Team Alignment – Builds Unilever networks and relationships to ensure collaboration and integration across boundaries

  • The candidate will be asked to work at least 37.5 hours/week.

What awaits you at Unilever

The core of Unilever’s culture is captured as Human, Purposeful, Accountable. You will be joining a dynamic, flexible, and inspiring work environment that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success.

This is your opportunity to be part of a purpose-led business and a global community where you can progress your career both locally and internationally. You will also benefit from amazing discounts on external company products, attractive employee referral reward program amongst other benefits.

This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world's most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don't waste any time - apply now!

If you require reasonable adjustments for the application and recruitment process, please advise us on ANZ.talent@unilever.com.

Unilever is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities.

This means we encourage people with all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Māori and Pacific Peoples, and people with disabilities. Interested in learning more, check out our Reconciliation Action Plan and Workplace Adjustment Policy on the Unilever webpage.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! We encourage you to advise us at the time of your application if you require any reasonable adjustment so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

Job Category: Finance

Job Type: Tax Supervisor

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals

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