Group Tax Manager

Date: 05-Jan-2023

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.

Ornua’s Values

At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.

Dynamic Working

Ornua have a Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working.


The Role:


The Group currently has a vacancy for the role of Interim Group Tax Manager (12 month contract) in the Group Finance Team. Reporting to the Head of Group Reporting & Tax, you will be an integral part of the Group Financial Reporting & Tax team, overseeing tax compliance and planning.



Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Work with the Head of Group Reporting and Tax to effectively manage and identify tax risks in the Group and take a leading role in managing tax compliance and efficiency across the Group 
  2. Manage tax compliance for the Group across all major tax heads
  3. Assist in ensuring head office companies meet their tax filing requirements and tax payments are made in a timely manner
  4. Manage and coordinate tax audits/tax authority queries
  5. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with tax authorities, external advisors and across the business
  6. Assist in managing cross border matters including transfer pricing, intercompany trading and charges
  7. Support the Group in M&A activity and due diligence processes
  8. Assist in developing and managing the tax strategy for the Group and promote application of Group wide tax related policies/procedures
  9. Assist with R&D tax credit claims and other relief claims
  10. Promote a strong tax compliance culture throughout the organisation
  11. Advise business partners on the tax implications of various transactions and assist with any ad-hoc tax queries
  12. Identify and assess the impact of new tax legislation in various jurisdictions and apply it to the Ornua Group
  13. Support and assist the Group in the preparation of both head office accounts and the Consolidated Group Annual Report, mainly in relation to tax provisioning, as well as supporting the team from time-to-time on other ad hoc financial reports
  14. Work with external advisors to prepare ad hoc reports for various projects as required
Key Requirements/Attributes:
  • Qualified accountant, must be a member of one of the recognised accountancy bodies (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Qualified tax advisor, must be a member of the Irish Tax Institute
  • Strong technical knowledge of major tax issues for an international business and an appetite to translate complex tax matters to the business in a practical commercial manner
  • Analytical and numerate with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Highly driven and motivated, ability to work within a team and independently
  • Highly flexible and proven ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and have strong project management skills
  • Understanding of consolidation accounting principles
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure to ensure deadlines are met


Key competencies


  • INTEGRITY: Empowers teams to demonstrate integrity.
  • WORKING TOGETHER: Ensures own team effectiveness. Facilitates and leads cross-functional working.
  • RIGOUR: For complex challenges or new areas, applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making and planning and reviewing.
  • OWNERSHIP: Makes decisions about sustainable growth and/or manages performance and ensures the quality and delivery of others’ work. Rewards and recognises success.













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