Responsibilities of a Tax Manager
The head of the tax service must:
- Manage the best interests of the company with regard to taxes and duties,
- Ensure compliance with the provisions in force in all business units,
- Analyze, propose and implement the company’s tax policy,
- Participate in budget forecasting and accounting closings,
- Defend the interests of the company during tax audits,
- Be the official link between the tax administration and the company,
- Participate in the management of VAT ,
- Advise on the best options in the event of a merger-acquisition , setting up abroad or when working on the image of the company.
Often in the shadow of the Finance Department, the Tax Director nevertheless occupies a crucial position and, as such, he is associated with the management bodies.
The skills of a tax specialist
Studies : In this area, companies are very demanding. The ideal Tax Director holds a Master 2 in tax law or business law, ideally completed with the CAPA (Certificate of aptitude for the profession of lawyer). He can also come from a major business school and/or have a specialty in banking/finance.
Experience : It is very important. It is rare to be offered this position with less than eight years of experience. Being a Tax Director implies perfect knowledge and mastery of accounting, financial and legal mechanisms.
Human qualities : Curious, meticulous and rigorous, the Tax Director does not hesitate to check, cross-check and question again to advise the company as accurately as possible. Methodical and precise, he must constantly monitor tax news and case law to avoid making mistakes. Due to the cross-functionality of his function, he must be diplomatic, able to anticipate and be comfortable both in writing and orally. The international environment of this sector requires a very good command of English. The practice of a second foreign language is highly appreciated.
The benefits of interim management
You no longer have a Tax Director? Do you want to adopt tax optimization actions? Does your finance department lack the necessary skills to properly manage some of your company’s projects? Is he struggling to put in place new regulations?
A Transitional Tax Director is the ideal solution to meet your expectations. Quickly available, experienced professional, adapting quickly to a new environment, a transitional tax expert is operational from day one. He will be focused on the success of his mission until the end of his contract.
Interim management is a growing sector . It offers a tailor-made and optimal response to companies confronted with unexpected situations, sometimes brutal, and likely to hinder the smooth running of their business. Outside the company, a transition tax expert has the perspective necessary to properly analyze the situation and provide you with the legal keys to a good understanding of a file or the resolution of a dispute.