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Diageo Senior Financial Analyst in Budapest, Hungary

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Job title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: Budapest

Contract term: Permanent

From pioneers like Arthur Guinness, John Walker and Elizabeth Cumming, to the digital disrupters already shaping our future, at Diageo, we’ve never stopped looking forward. We’re continuing to build on our heritage and, with eCommerce at the heart of everything we do, we’re creating our legacy for tomorrow. Join us and explore new ways ahead with digital sales channels, consumer insight and data. As you help us to keep shaking up the market with industry-leading solutions, you’ll transform your career too.

About us

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. With over 200 brands in 180 countries and a global network of entrepreneurial individuals, our teams blend a diverse range of experience, knowledge and skills. We connect customers and consumers to our iconic products and create innovative experiences that bring people together to celebrate life.

About the role

The purpose of this role is to ensure that the UK and ROI markets’ direct tax processes (including CIT, and other supplementary returns) are undertaken accurately, efficiently (utilising automation and outsourcing where applicable) and on time and the surrounding internal control procedures, legislative requirements are strictly adhered to.

The role will implement and ensure ongoing operation of the Global Direct Tax, controls and automation tools under the new Tax Operating model.

Scope of role covers preparing, reviewing CIT, WHT and connected returns. This requires interaction with the Corporate Tax Analysist, a number of functions including both markets and central functions with a special focus on statutory compliance and financial controlling teams.


  • Preparing, (or supporting the preparation of - depending on the level of outsourcing), and in some cases reviewing, CIT returns and connected supplementary returns. in accordance with global standard process and controls, utilising automation tools where applicable.

  • Support the annual transfer pricing processes, ensuring Diageo’s transfer pricing principles are reflected in the CIT returns Proving information for routine CIT, WHT and other direct tax related audit enquiries and projects for your markets under the supervisory of the Direct Tax Lead.

  • WHT calculation, return preparation and data gathering Ensuring compliance with market specific regulatory requirements and legislative changes working closely with Direct Tax Lead, Tax Business Partner and Outsourced service provider.

  • Preparing (and in some cases reviewing) balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring these are done on time and in an internal and external control compliant way. Actively managing and coordinating tax document retention for your markets.

  • Working with the Global Outsource Provider on Tax reporting processes including Classification and input of permanent and temporary differences into Tax Provision Tool (OTP) for P10 reporting Prior year adjustment calculations Review and reconciliation of tax payments in OTP Tax Provision calculation roll forward Contributing to continuous process improvement- through establishing a LEAN approach to drive effectiveness and efficiency- of direct tax compliance.

  • Supporting the new controls and KPI report implementation, monitoring the implemented KPI-s, supporting investigation of the root-cause or errors and working with end-to-end processes to improve KPIs.

  • Promptly responding to market queries in respect of markets in her/his responsibility and supporting direct tax leaders, business partners, SME-s in non-routine questions, projects, and during tax audits in her/his competency The Direct Tax Senior will not have any direct reports, however will actively contribute the annual performance process by providing regular feedback on team members.

What you'll bring

  • Experience at an operational level in direct tax, with 2-3 years of experience in direct tax environment

  • ATT exam or ongoing training is an advantage

  • Experience with transitions and project management is an advantage

  • Experience in working with integrated software system (SAP) is an advantage

  • Experience of Tax Reporting, Statutory Compliance and IFRS

  • Qualified accountant, tax advisor degree is an advantage

  • Strong Financial process understanding at an operational level in direct tax and tax reporting

  • Good numerical skills and confident excel usage

  • Able to work with tight deadlines

  • Flexibility for adopting to change with positive attitude. Excellent communication skills able to build strong relationships with operational staff and stakeholders

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Strong risk management skills, ability to follow-up/flag potential issues

  • Fluent English spoken and written

  • Willing for the capability building


  • Unique Family Leave opportunity

  • We work without border - you will work with people from all over the world

  • You will deal with world class brand portfolio

  • Wide variety of thematic events, afterwork activities organized by employee communities

  • Product Allowance to purchase company products from the staff shop

  • We won the Fittest Workplace Award, of course we have a Gym

  • Urban legend is true, we do have a Rooftop Bar!


This is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time and compressed hours. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying!

Diversity statement

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings!

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With over 200 brands sold in more than 180 countries, we’re the world’s leading premium drinks company. Every day, over 30,000 talented people come together at Diageo to create the magic behind our much-loved brands. From iconic names to innovative newcomers – the brands we’re building are rooted in culture and local communities. Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and most respected consumer products companies in the world.

Our founders, such as Arthur Guinness, John Walker, and Charles Tanqueray, were visionary entrepreneurs whose brilliant minds helped shape the alcohol industry. And through our people, their legacy lives on. Join us, and you’ll collaborate with talented people from all corners of the world. Together, you’ll innovate and push boundaries, shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

With diversity at our core, we celebrate our people's unique passions, commitments and specialist skills. Because when varied voices, mindsets, and personalities come together, great ideas are born. In our supportive culture, your voice will be heard and you’ll be empowered to be you. Just bring your ambition, curiosity and ideas, and we’ll celebrate your work and help you reach your fullest potential.


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