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Mexico City, MX

Team Lead Tax Mexico

About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About the Team

Reporting to the Head Tax Latin America, and working as an integral part of a genuine global tax team, this position will be the primary point of contact for Mexican tax matters, especially overviewing the local tax team for: (a) tax compliance work: reviewing the calculation of local taxes, tax accounting, tax payments, tax reporting (mainly Mexican GAAP and USGAAP), issuing invoices, etc; (b) discuss and analyse Transfer Pricing tax matters; and (c) providing ad-hoc and tailored business advisory to the local customers, which includes local CFO, CEOs and Business Heads related to Mexican tax matters.

Secondly, the position will also serve as a supporting function to the wider Regional/LatAm and Global tax projects, be involved in Tax IT automated solutions, and strategic tax and finance initiatives across the world.

The person will be the in-ground direct technical reviewer for the tax work of 2 people, responsible for around 8 legal entities, plus will be a valuable team-member of the broader Finance team, with a dotted line to the local CFO.

About the Role:

§ Assist Group Tax, Finance, HR, Legal and Business/Operations teams in relation to tax matters,

§ Main local point of contact and lead discussions with internal (local C-Suite; Finance team, Business teams) and external stakeholders: Local Tax authorities, External Regulators, External auditors & Tax Consulting firms; external legal counsels.

§ Tax compliance and reporting: reviewing the preparation of tax packages, with tax reconciliation notes, journal entries, calculation of effective tax rates, tax reporting notes for financial statements (local and USGAAP) including FIN48/FAS5 tax accounting; tax returns, tax payments and invoices.

§ Liaise with external stakeholders and lead discussions, local filings and direct correspondence with local tax authorities.

§ Identify opportunities for improvements and efficiencies in tax procedures and routines: eg. Tax IT automation, improvement of data quality, tax reporting systems

§ Maintenance of good track record of tax documents and repositories

§ Tax consulting for new products, contracts and act as an ad-hoc tax advisor

§ Preparation of supporting documents, litigation and responses to tax enquiries

* Work with the business on tax planning initiatives

§ Contribute to Swiss Re Group Tax or Business ad-hoc projects, where needed

About you:

§ Bachelor's degree in Law or Accounting (preferable), Business Administration, Economics or related fields also accepted. Post-graduation degrees desirable, but not mandatory. Mexican CPA a plus.

§ Native Spanish. English proficiency required.

§ Minimum 5 years of experience in Tax accounting or Tax Advisory, either in Big4 firms, law firms or in-house re/insurance tax departments.

§ Knowledge of Transfer Pricing and tax treatment of international payments/receipts;

§ Excellent skills of MS Office tools; Power BI a plus

§ Experience with Project Management (PMO) highly desirable

§ Experience with Finance or Tax IT systems and projects is desirable

§ Experience with (Re)insurance tax matters is a plus.


Note: Feel free to apply even if you don't comply with all the requirements, we are open to develop our Tax Team Leader, starting as a Tax Specialist.


The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

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