Bacardi-Martini Ltd

Tax CoE Analyst


About the role

Bacardi Servicios Corporativas, SA (Bacardi), Bacardi's global shared services center based in San Jose, Costa Rica, is looking for high performing individuals who are success driven and interested in a leadership position within the organization. The Tax Analyst position is an important role to ensure the tax compliance of the company and the role will be responsible for the preparation of tax returns and other tax compliance external and internal processes for the company in Latin America. The tax analyst should become knowledgeable in local compliance requirements and filing requirements, should prepare the tax returns or the information required to prepare the returns as per local requirements and make sure those returns and obligations are filed timely and accurately.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Execution of the migration of the tax filings work and internal/local tax processes from another team member or local market.

  • Extraction and review of data from SAP for the preparation of the local fillings.

  • Coordinate the information flow from and to the local finance teams and the local advisors as applicable.

  • Timely and accurate filing of the tax filings-returns before the Tax Authorities.

  • Coordination and approval of the tax payments derived from the tax filings - thresholds.

  • Coordination with GBS of any information required for the filings and ensuring that the information received from GBS is correct for the purpose of the filings and returns. Work with the GBS in case information needs to be corrected or processes re-designed as necessary.

  • Review of the reconciliations of the tax accounts on a monthly and yearly basis.

  • Preparation/review of the Corporate Income Tax provision and complete the tax worksheets for the purpose of Bermuda consolidation.

  • Documentation, implementation and improvement of processes and flows of information for the purpose of generating the tax filings - tax returns.

  • Keep updated with regards to changes in the law or internally that impact the filings-returns.

  • Collaborate in the implementation of tax law changes and internal or external audits.

  • The above to be executed for LAC (Latin American and Caribbean) countries.

Measures of success

  • Tax filings and returns are filed timely and accurately.

  • Data extraction from SAP feeds tax returns and filings.

  • Tax payments are done timely and accurately.

  • Review of the tax account reconciliations timely

Preparation-review of the tax worksheets for consolidation in Bermuda

Critical experiences for success

  • University degree Accounting

  • Big 4 previous experience

  • Previous experience in direct taxes.

  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish (Portuguese is a plus)

  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills

  • Previous experience in tax filings-reporting- tax returns: 3-4 years at least.

  • Previous accounting experience beyond tax: 2-3 years at least.

  • Latin America tax filings experience, preferable in Mexico

  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite (particularly MS Excel) and MS SharePoint

  • Detail oriented with the ability to capture information in a clear, concise manner and can adapt information for various audiences

  • Tax Reporting-tax provision experience: preferable

  • Previous experience with SAP: preferable

  • Previous experience in Shared Services environment preferred

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We're caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We're passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we're most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit - both in our home markets and across the world.

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