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Ryanair is currently recruiting for an Italian Tax Specialist to join Europe’s Largest Airline Group.

This is a very exciting time to join Ryanair as we look to expand our operation to 800 aircraft and 300 million passengers within the next 10 years.

As a Tax Specialist, you will be working in a close knit team to provide advice on tax obligations and consequences to wider business transactions, while assisting with audits and coordinating 3rd part vendors

Main responsibilities

  • Assist with direct and indirect tax compliance in various jurisdictions including coordination of the preparation of the corporate tax/VAT returns with external advisers and managing relevant tax payments, with a particular emphasis on the Group’s Italian tax compliance obligation,
  • Assisting with tax authority audits,
  • Preparation and review of monthly tax computations and quarterly tax provisioning under IFRS. Assisting with the maintenance of Group transfer pricing policy.
  • Assisting with the implementation of taxation strategy across the Group.
  • Review of contracts with third party vendors and business partners.
  • Liaising with external advisors, revenue authorities and auditors on various direct and indirect tax matters.
  • Providing advice to wider Group with respect to tax consequences of business transactions.
  • Collaborating with internal finance team for the completion of statutory financial statements.
  • Work with the treasury/banking department and assist with cash movements, including distributions, loans and cash flow activities.
  • Ad-hoc duties


  • Professional Italian tax qualification with 1-year post qualification experience and exposure to international tax issues in a large accountancy firm or PLC environment,
  • Fluent in Italian and English,
  • Good understanding of Finance, Tax, Accounting and HR,
  • Proficient tax professional, with demonstrable experience in payroll taxes,
  • University degree in finance, accounting and/or tax,
  • Excellent analytical skills are essential. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a high degree of initiative, strong interpersonal and excellent communications skills. 
  • Fluency in English a necessity. Proficiency in Italian, French or German languages an advantage
  • Ability to learn quickly and keep up to date with developments in international tax policy.
  • Prior experience in the aviation industry an advantage.
  • A motivated, reliable and adaptable team colleague, who can proactively contribute to finding solutions.
  • Willing to travel when required.


  • Competitive salary
  • Discounted and unlimited travel to over 250 destinations
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit – Up to 2 times of annual basic salary
  • 20 Days Annual Leave – Increasing to 22 days after 12 months and 25 days after 3 years of continuous service.
  • Option for up to 5 additional unpaid leave days per year
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  • Unrivalled career progression


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