EMEA Tax Manager
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Rutherford Cross
October 4, 2022
Ayr, United Kingdom
Job Type
- Ayr
Industry and Commerce


The Company

Neogen provides a comprehensive range of solutions and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries, not only helping to protect the world’s food supply, but also enabling their customers to produce more efficiently and effectively than they could before.

With a wide-ranging portfolio across food safety, animal safety, life sciences, and genomics, providing a product or service is only part of the journey — Neogen believe we’re all in this together and their partnerships make them and their industries stronger.

Most recently, in September 2022, Neogen announced that it had completed its merger with 3M’s Food Safety business to create an innovative leader in the food safety sector with a comprehensive product range and a strategic focus on the category’s long-term growth opportunities.

Based in beautiful offices at a country estate near Ayr, the team supports the European, Middle Eastern, African and Indian (EMEAI) territories for Neogen Corporation, a top performing NASDAQ listed business employing over 2,000 people worldwide. Hybrid working and flexibility are now embedded in the way Neogen do business.

The business’s culture combines stability with a deep belief in providing professional and personal growth. Neogen’s Pillars of Trust – the principles which guide everyday decision-making, include Openness, Honesty, Credibility, Respect, and Service. It’s the belief in these characteristics that provide a consistent, happy and healthy work environment for employees.

The Opportunity

Neogen are seeking to recruit an EMEA Tax Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified tax professional to join a fast paced, growing business. In this newly created role, you will oversee all areas of tax within the EMEA region for Neogen, including: tax provision, tax compliance, transfer pricing & VAT.

The EMEA Tax Manager will report directly to the Group Finance Director.

Key Relationships:

  • Group Finance Director
  • US Tax Team
  • Tax Authorities and External Tax Advisors

The Individual

This role would suit a qualified tax professional who wants to develop their skills and experience by the overseeing of all areas of tax within the EMEA region for Neogen. This position will work closely with US Tax to ensure obligations are met for approximately 15 Neogen legal entities in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, and Italy. Helping an already large business to grow and achieve its potential will, in turn, help you to grow your career.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Professional qualification such as ACCA, ICAEW, CTA, ICAS or CIPFA
  • Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to carry out the responsibilities listed
  • Excellent personal and communications skills, allowing you work well with all of Neogen’s colleagues and partners globally

The Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting external accounting firm in preparation of all required income tax returns. This includes oversight of all required workpapers and review of completed returns
  • Working with external accounting firms and international accountants to review year-end income tax provisions
  • Provide required data to third party accounting firm and review annual intercompany transfer pricing studies. Perform interim reviews (quarterly) of intercompany transactions. Provide input and execution into transfer pricing policy and contracts, as required
  • Oversee preparation and filing of all VAT returns with controlling or third party
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of income tax and VAT accounts
  • Research income tax and VAT issues and report on findings; provide recommendations on tax saving strategies to senior management
  • Understand systems requirements related to income tax and VAT; monitor changes
  • Oversee all inquiries and audits for income tax and VAT
  • Assist internal business partners as needed on tax issues; advise Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Accounts Receivable departments as needed
  • Basic discovery and pursuit of incentives within region
  • Ensure all required corporate filings are submitted to the appropriate agency
  • Assist Senior Management with financial analysis and special projects


Basic Salary: £Competitive

Company Pension: 0-2 years of service - Employee contribution: 5%, Employer contribution: 4%, During 2-5 years of service, Employer contribution rises to 5%, After 5 years of service – Employee contribution: 6%, Employer contribution: 6%

Holiday Entitlement: 23 days plus 8 bank holidays. This rises to 24 days after one year of service, 25 days after two years of service and 27 days after 5 years of service

Healthcare: Subsidised Private Medical cover

Further Benefits: Cycle2Work scheme and enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave


Initial interviews will be with our retained advisors at Rutherford Cross. For more information on remuneration please contact Amy Ferguson at Rutherford Cross. Contact details are as follows:

T: 07535 091 141 or E: [email protected]

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