Indirect Tax Manager at Xero

Finance, Permanent, Sydney, AU sydney finance full-time
Posted 19 days ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you'll make an impact

The Indirect Tax Manager is part of the global Finance Team, which undertakes the finance function of all of Xero’s worldwide operations. The Tax Team is a global shared service responsible for all tax matters across the Xero Group including indirect & income tax compliance, tax accounting, transfer pricing, expatriate tax, contract reviews and any projects that may arise.  

You will be a senior member of the Tax Team and will support the team to provide a beautiful tax service to the Xero Group, with a core focus on managing the indirect tax function globally.  You will also provide timely and accurate tax advice to the Xero Group, and help mentor junior members of the Tax & Finance teams.

You will build strong relationships and become a trusted advisor to the business.  You will be experienced in managing global tax engagements, and have demonstrated the ability to manage relationships with key stakeholders, including external advisors.  

What you'll do

  • Manage the indirect tax function for the group by ensuring timing and accurate filing of indirect tax returns. 
  • Engage with the business on tax by providing tax advice on indirect tax matters, as well as support to the Finance team and wider business projects. 
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including third party service providers.  
  • Work closely with the Finance Operations Team and Xero Billing Teams to ensure the accuracy of GST / VAT collection and reporting. 
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of Xero’s tax policies, processes and governance and that documents produced conform to the highest standards of accuracy.
  • Embed efficiencies and improvements into the Tax team’s recurring compliance processes, including driving various automation projects. 
  • Mentor and support junior members of the Tax team.
  • Provide assistance on other non-tax related matters as requested by your manager and the Finance Team.
  • Success looks like

  • Quality, accuracy and timeliness of compliance work
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate advice on taxation matters as they arise
  • Building relationships at all levels across the business
  • Understanding of the business and global tax issues
  • Ability and desire to assist in broader areas as required  
  • What you’ll bring with you

  • Critical competencies:
  • Willingness to get the job done and learn new skills and concepts
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Strong planning, organizational and self-management skills with an ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • An aptitude for self-development for current and future 
  • Embraces a #Ownership mindset and is focused on delivering results 
  • A genuine team player who works collaboratively with and contributes to the function of a high performing team
  • Ability to research and document relevant legislation and tax guidance
  • Motivated with a high level of self-initiative
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience:
  • At least 10 years' of relevant experience in the Tax field, either in a large corporate or Big 4 CA environment
  • Be either CA / CPA qualified or a law professional
  • Strong & proven tax compliance background
  • Strong knowledge of indirect tax legislation, ideally across multiple regions
  • Experience managing a global indirect tax function is highly advantageous
  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.

    Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.