Senior Global Tax Accountant, Auckland

Last update 2024-04-24
Expires 2024-05-24
ID #2009682441
Senior Global Tax Accountant, Auckland
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified January 29, 2024


Lead ZURU Group's global tax projects. As a key player in our new NZ tax team, you'll ensure global tax compliance, drive efficiency, and contribute to our continuous growth ????????

is on a mission to disrupt across industries, challenge the status quo and catalyst change through radical innovation and automation advances. This is in play in different pillars of the company: ZURU Toys are re-imagining what it means to play; ZURU Tech is shaping a better future by leading the next building revolution; ZURU Edge is pioneering new generation FMCG brands to better serve modern consumers.
Founded in 2003 by EY Entrepreneur of the Year and World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame brothers Nick and Mat Mowbray, ZURU has quickly grown to a team of over 5000 direct and indirect members across more than 30 international locations.
One of the largest toy companies in the world, globally recognised and award-winning brands include Bunch O Balloons, Mini Brands, XSHOT, Rainbocorns and Smashers. Our global FMCG brands include MONDAY Haircare, Rascal + Friends, NOOD, BONKERS, Gumi Yum Surprise and Dose & Co.
Your Role
ZURU Group is building a best-in-class tax team to manage its global compliance and tax projects. You will be responsible for project managing direct and indirect tax filings in multiple countries, including participating in developing a workflow tool to track the group’s tax obligations and filing schedule, while getting exposure to global tax strategies through working in a lean-high performing team.
You will provide tax support to internal business teams and be a key contact and tax support to our finance team in Shenzhen, as well as liaising with external advisers on compliance and advisory work.
Tax accounting expertise is important to this role; you will help with preparing the tax elements of our management reports and statutory accounts. You will assist in developing Cb CR data collection and global reporting packs.
You will also be working with the operational finance team closely to deliver continuous process improvements to drive efficiencies. You will participate and help drive group reorganisation / streamlining projects.
How you will make an impact
You will play a key role in a small high performing team who are ensuring that ZURU Group’s tax function is best in class. You will support the team in ensuring that the group’s tax compliance and reporting activities are completed accurately and on time.
You will manage various projects to support the Global Tax Manager in a variety of areas; constantly challenge the way we do things and look for ways to improve our process, including through automation. You will build strong relationships with other members of the finance team, as well as stake holders of the business.
What you will be doing:

Ensure accurate and timely tax reporting for month end and financial reporting purposes, including preparing tax accounting journals
Take lead on Zuru Group’s global tax compliance, including income tax, indirect taxes and defence files
Last Reviewed January 2024
Deliver continuous efficiencies and improvements into the tax team’s processes
Drive integration opportunities and optimisation projects between tax and
operational accounting
Provide reporting and forecasts to improve tax performance and mitigate surprises for the business by getting in front of the business needs
Ensure the quality and accuracy of Zuru’s tax policies, processes and governance
Provide assistance on other non-tax related matters as required

You will have a minimum of 3 years of tax experience within a professional services firm or a similar in-house function
Accounting/finance or law background
Strong and proven tax compliance background, including tax accounting and
return preparation
A good working understanding of NZ tax or tax in similar jurisdictions such as AU
and/or the UK
Experience with indirect taxes, or overseas tax jurisdictions especially the US is an advantage but not a requirement
Key Skills

Ability to succinctly and clearly communicate complex tax concepts
Tax accounting knowledge including provisions
Strong project management skills
Curiosity and desire to learn and engage with tax jurisdictions outside of NZ
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Sound written and verbal communication skills and ability to liaise with a range of staff across all business units and leadership levels
Ability to communicate and work effectively with teams based in different jurisdictions and time zones
At ZURU, we have cultivated a high-performing culture that encourages excellence. Our team works towards ambitious goals, learning, performing, and improving together, all while having fun. We empower talented individuals to do their best work every day.
At ZURU, you get out what you put in. You are responsible for driving your own career and we provide the platform to achieve it. As ZURU is on such a fast growth trajectory, there are opportunities here that you won’t find anywhere else.
We recognise that ZURU’s success stems from our people and you can only be at your best when you are looking after yourself. ZURU encourages all our team members to invest in their wellbeing by providing an array of benefits and tools.
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Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior global tax accountant

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