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Financial Coordinator- International Affairs

We are currently looking to recruit a Financial Coordinator- International Affairs to join our team.


Key Information

Job Description

Gardline provides Marine Surveys to clients around the world, operating with a diverse, 
international crew. As a result, we are required to comply with various country specific 
tax compliance arrangements that interact both with the residency status of individual 
crew members and our employment arrangements with them.  

It is essential that we manage such compliance in a timely and accurate manner. The 
Financial Coordinator, International Affairs (“role holder”), will coordinate and deliver 
employer and employee tax compliance activities, and will work as part of the Finance 
and Payroll teams to achieve this, in collaboration with the wider Gardline business, 
specialist tax departments in Boskalis and external parties. 

It is the responsibility of the Financial Controller to develop and publish international tax  
compliance frameworks. The role holder will additionally develop, enhance and 
implement those frameworks in collaboration with the Financial Controller.  

The role holder will be expected to proactively support the Financial Controller with 
subject matter research and maintenance of knowledge regarding employment and 
personal tax arrangements in the countries we operate or plan to operate. As such, it is 
essential the role holder keeps well advised on matters within the organisation that may 
impact upon tax compliance topics, e.g. locations and duration of projects, legal entity 
structures, organisational and personnel matters, as well as learning from external and 
internal sources about relevant tax matters.  

Accordingly, the role holder will have the opportunity to develop a broad understanding 
of the global operations being undertaken by the Gardline group and develop a strong 
network of contacts within the business in this pivotal role. 

The role holder must be analytical, flexible, proactive and have an appetite for expanding 
existing financial, tax and payroll knowledge. The role holder must possess the ability to 
organise and manage complex processes, with an eye for detail and an ability to think 
about the “bigger picture.” 

The role holder will receive training to enable them to assist with payroll processes during 
periods of absence. As the role develops, the holder may be involved in corporate tax 
work or projects within the Finance team. 

Your key tasks and responsibilities:   

  • Create, manage and improve databases to support the collection of relevant data.  
  • Work with external parties to prepare tax calculations, returns, payments, and other necessary paperwork to comply with relevant tax regulations.  
  • Coordinate and improve overseas tax compliance governance of the company with respect to employment and personnel taxes.  
  • Support relevant double tax and equalisation calculations as relevant. 
  • Respond to enquiries from tax agencies.
  • Maintain a record of tax returns, ensuring all returns are filed on time. 
  • Support calculations of overseas personal taxes for the purpose of pricing. 
  • Manage relevant freelancer agency compliance frameworks, including certain IR35 aspects. 
  • Develop a broad understanding of Gardline’s payroll functions, with a view to provide holiday cover and assist with adhoc payroll projects.  

Additional Responsibilities: 

You may be required to: 

  • Provide support to the Finance team. 
  • Support the Financial Controller, International Affairs, on ad hoc projects, including administrative and analytical duties associated with corporation tax. 
  • Assist with audits. 


Required experience and characteristics:   

  • Either an experienced part-qualified accountant, payroll professional or part-qualified tax professional.  
  • Experience of delivering process improvements and coordinating complex processes. 
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with an understanding of data structures. 
  • Flexible and self-starting, with an appetite to expand existing knowledge. 
  • Problem solving mentality.
  • Organised and accurate, with high attention to detail. 
  • Enjoys working with other departments and coordinating activities. 
  • Confident communicator who is capable of liaising with varied stakeholder groups. 
  • Adept at multi-tasking and working to deadlines. 
  • Tenacious and assertive, with the ability to ensue appropriate prioritisation is given by relevant stakeholders.  
  • IT savvy and capable of exploiting IT tools such as Excel. Experience of interrogating systems or databases is desirable, but not essential.  

Additional Information

What you can expect

  • A range of benefits: In addition to your salary and flexible work arrangements, you will receive an annual holiday entitlement of 22 days (based on a full-time contract) which increases over time, a salary sacrifice pension scheme, access to private healthcare through Bupa as well as cycle to work and eye test schemes!
  • Career opportunities: We challenge you every day to get better. Together we realise your full personal and professional career by creating development.  Being part of the Boskalis Group also provides access to a vast range of opportunities literally across the globe!
  • A warm welcome: We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs of Gardline!

Extra information

  • Where you will work: Endeavour House, Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3NG
  • Fulltime: The position is a fulltime role (37.5 hours a week).
  • Procedure: All you need to do to apply for a job is to complete the online application process and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter. As soon as you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation email. If both sides are happy to proceed after interview(s), we will make you an offer to join Gardline. After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure, we warmly welcome you to our organisation.

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