Tax Accountant-Hybrid – Zurich Insurance Company

Post Type: Full-time

Location: Dublin

Company Website:

Zurich Insurance Company is currently recruiting for a Tax Accountant. This role will be based in Blackrock.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified tax or finance professional to join a multi-faceted tax team. The successful candidate will work on Life and General Insurance tax, focusing mainly on corporate tax compliance but working with all areas of the insurance businesses receiving exposure to all tax heads.

Your Role

As a Tax Accountant your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Tax reporting including corporation tax, premium taxes, VAT and VIES.
  • Working to tight quarterly group and local tax reporting deadlines
  • Analysis of reported taxes
  • Liaising with finance and business colleagues who own systems producing tax-relevant output
  • Communicating relevant legislation amendments, determining their impact on the business, systems and procedures
  • Providing appropriate support to all areas of the business on tax-related matters including VAT, premium taxes, withholding taxes and pension taxes
  • Always seeking opportunities for efficiencies and process improvements
  • Ongoing review of controls and compliance procedures

Your Skills & Experience

As a Tax Accountant your skills and qualifications will include:

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Tax (AITI) and/or qualified accountant or equivalent
  • At least 2-3 years taxation/finance experience.
  • Background in insurance/financial services an advantage
  • Proficient in Excel

Competencies and behaviours:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Determined and motivated
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to tight deadlines.

Additional Information

Primary work location is Blackrock based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

Who we are

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

Zurich is a strong brand - with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let's Create a Brighter Future Together!

For further details contact: Joanne Lynam (

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Job Published: 26 July 2023


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