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Sr. Manager, Tax

Req id:  34835

Reading, GB



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The Opportunity


This is a Hybrid working arrangement reporting to the Global Head of Tax Reporting and Compliance, the purpose of this role is to provide EMEA wide tax support and leadership for the OpenText Group – ensuring opportunities to deliver value are maximised, risks are managed and all EMEA direct tax compliance and reporting obligations are met. The Senior Tax Manager, EMEA will also be responsible for building out an appropriate team beneath them to support this; accordingly there is scope for increased responsibility and seniority.


Opentext is a fast paced and global business.  We are seeking an ambitious individual who thrives under pressure, has strong organisational skills and is capable of building strong relationships within the Tax team, across the business and with external advisors




You are great at:


  • Working with the finance team and local tax advisors to lead and deliver direct tax compliance matters across EMEA, including:
    • Timely and accurate submission of all EMEA direct tax filings, working with both the inhouse team and external advisors;
    • Coordinate and review the annual tax disclosures in the local companies’ statutory accounts;
    • Manage significant, external compliance contracts;
    • Local tax audit and enquiry support.


  • Assist wider tax team with regular tax cashflow forecasting across EMEA.


  • Assist with the quarterly US GAAP reporting requirements of the group, including:
    • Preparing tax numbers (including FIN48) for all EMEA entities – including some specific UK calculations (experience in UK tax is therefore beneficial but not a firm requirement)
    • Preparing return to provision true-ups and tax roll forward files (all tax balances) for all EMEA entities
    • Liaising with group auditors for audit and SOx purposes.


  • Leverage experience to assist with optimization and Tax transformation projects, including but not limited to:
    • Management and mitigation of withholding tax costs to the group, including in relation to both customer contracts and intragroup flows of royalties, interest, dividends etc.
    • Legal Entity Rationalisation
    • Insourcing / consolidation of outsource providers
    • Reorganisation and integration projects across EMEA.




ACA / CTA or equivalent 

At least 2 years Post Qualified Experience.



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Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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