Taxback TV: A surprise for Osman!

Osman Osman is the Research and Development Manager at Immedis and he recently graduated from the Technical University of Varna with a Masters in Software Engineering. As if that wasn’t enough, he also received an award for his contribution to the university to date. Kristina Ilieva caught up with him to chat about this massive […]

05 Apr 2019

Open Doors Day for the 7th anniversary of our Veliko Tarnovo office

March 5th marked the 7th birthday of our Veliko Tarnovo office and what a 7 years it has been! To celebrate this milestone, we decided to open our doors to students from all over the Veliko Tarnovo region so that they could get a first-hand experience of what it’s like to work at The Taxback […]

06 Mar 2019

Innovation in Talent Education Award for our Bulgarian Team

The Bulgarian HR Team of The Taxback Group scooped no less than 2 awards at the b2b Media Employer Branding Awards last weekend!   Now in their second year, the Employer Branding Awards were created to celebrate the achievements of HR and Communications departments of the companies who are focusing on creating a positive brand […]

19 Feb 2019

TransferMate announces a €21m investment by ING

And strategic partnership across the ING corporate client base. Investment will help accelerate TransferMate‘s global expansion. €51 million Series A funding invested in TransferMate in the past 8 months   TransferMate, (“TransferMate” or the “Company”), a leading cross-border B2B paymentstechnology solution, is delighted to announce today a €21 million investment from ING Group N.V. (“ING”), one of Europe’s […]

20 Aug 2018

Ruairi Kelleher is the new CEO of Immedis

  “Since the launch of Immedis we have seen revenue growth more than double year on year. I want to continue this trajectory and we project our growth will be 40-50% year on year over the next three years.” Immedis, a specialist division of the successful Taxback Group providing global payroll and mobility tax solutions to multinational […]

20 Aug 2018

17 Years of The Taxback Group Bulgaria

In early 2001, a group of new employees in Varna, Bulgaria, started their career in an Irish-based Tax Return company, which after 17 years, has become one of the most established multinational companies on the labour market in the region. The Taxback Group are extremely proud that 11 out of our first 15 employees are […]

25 Apr 2018

The Taxback Group Certified with ISO 27001

The Taxback Group, has been awarded ISO 27001 Information Security standard. Certification Europe recently awarded The Taxback Group with ISO 27001 Information Security standard.  ISO 27001 is the international best practice standard for information security. The standard is especially suitable where the protection of information is critical, which makes ISO 27001 an obvious choice for companies in the financial sector. […]

23 Apr 2018

Lifelong Learning with The Taxback Group!

At The Taxback Group learning never stops. That’s why we hire lifelong learners and always support them in developing their professional qualification. Our Taxback Pro qualification program helps our employees to develop new skills and competencies and gain a globally recognised professional tax qualification in Ireland, US, UK and Australia. Since the inception of the Taxback […]

20 Feb 2018

The Taxback Group CSR program shortlisted for Kilkenny Award!

The Taxback Group are delighted to announce that their global Corporate Social Responsibility Program has been shortlisted for a Kilkenny Chamber Business Award. At The Taxback Group, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our remit. In each of the communities in which our offices are based, we strive to make a difference. We […]

01 Nov 2017

Brendan Ahearne appointed to the role of HR Director with The Taxback Group

The Taxback Group are delighted to welcome Brendan Ahearne, to the position of HR Director. His focus will be to create an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality and productivity. Brendan was previously the Regional HR Manager in Sepam, Bahrain, where he supported dynamic growth of the Irish-owned Engineering, Procurement, Management & Construction […]

23 Aug 2017

Taxback TV: A surprise for Osman!

Osman Osman is the Research and Development Manager at Immedis and he recently graduated from the Technical University of Varna with a Masters in Software Engineering. As if that wasn’t enough, he also received an award for his contribution to the university to date.

Kristina Ilieva caught up with him to chat about this massive achievement. Well done Osman!

 

 

 

Open Doors Day for the 7th anniversary of our Veliko Tarnovo office

March 5th marked the 7th birthday of our Veliko Tarnovo office and what a 7 years it has been!

To celebrate this milestone, we decided to open our doors to students from all over the Veliko Tarnovo region so that they could get a first-hand experience of what it’s like to work at The Taxback Group.

Throughout the Open Doors Day, our guests were given a taste of the dynamic and positive atmosphere in our office. The students were introduced to the company, participated in some career exploration games, and they were inspired by the success stories of some of Taxback International’s managers.

The Taxback Group has been continuously working towards mentoring and developing fresh graduates and young professionals as there are many possibilities for personal and career development in our offices across the globe. We believe that we have the power to not only help them to decide on their future profession, but to also guide them through the first steps towards a successful career.

Last but not least, the list of activities for our 7th birthday celebrations include a special series of greetings from our colleagues that have been a part of the Veliko Tarnovo team since day one. Take a look at what they had to say below.

Innovation in Talent Education Award for our Bulgarian Team

The Bulgarian HR Team of The Taxback Group scooped no less than 2 awards at the b2b Media Employer Branding Awards last weekend!

 

Now in their second year, the Employer Branding Awards were created to celebrate the achievements of HR and Communications departments of the companies who are focusing on creating a positive brand experience for its employees and who are contributing to talent development and innovation.

The two awards which The Taxback Group has proudly received include:

  • Innovation in Talent Education Award, which recognises the work of our HR team who are successfully running a complex career counselling campaign in cooperation with Varna High School of Commerce.
  • Employer Branding Event, which is awarded to the company for marking the International Volunteer Day on 5th December last year, and recognizing all the amazing volunteers of the company.

The Employer Branding Awarding ceremony is one of the biggest corporate events held in recent years in Bulgaria. The gala evening, hosted by b2b Media, saw over 200 local businesspeople gathered to celebrate the most innovative HR strategies throughout Bulgaria.

Congratulations to our Bulgarian colleagues and well done!

 

TransferMate announces a €21m investment by ING

And strategic partnership across the ING corporate client base. Investment will help accelerate TransferMate‘s global expansion. €51 million Series A funding invested in TransferMate in the past 8 months

 

TransferMate, (“TransferMate” or the “Company”), a leading cross-border B2B paymentstechnology solution, is delighted to announce today a €21 million investment from ING Group N.V. (“ING”), one of Europe’s leading banks, for a small minority equity stake in the Company.

TransferMate and ING have also agreed to a strategic partnership, where TransferMate services will be available to all SME and corporate clients of ING. Using TransferMate’s award-winning cross-border API technology and global payment licences, this partnership will reduce international payments costs and improve cash flow for ING business customers who send or collect funds cross-border.

The ING investment follows a recent €30 million investment from Allied Irish Banks to accelerate growth across the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe; and brings the total Series A investment into the Irish fintech firm to €51 million in the past 8 months alone.

Terry Clune, co-founder and CEO of TransferMate said:

TransferMate partners with the leading banks, fintech and software providers across the globe. Working together, we make it cheaper, faster and easier for businesses to make or receive cross border payments. TransferMate has built a unique technology platform and we are delighted to welcome ING as an investor and partner to help eliminate costly friction points for business customers.”

Sinead Fitzmaurice, co-founder and CFO of TransferMate added:

TransferMate provides an integrated platform for importers and exporters to send and collect their funds across the globe.  This greatly improves working capital, and eliminates administration for companies.  ING is a frontrunner in innovation, and TransferMate is delighted to be working with one of the most innovative banks in the world. In addition to collaborating with ING, our investment will also focus on expansion of TransferMate into Asia Pacific and we look forward to continuing to execute on our global expansion plans.”

Evelien Witlox, Global Head of Payments and Cards of ING commented:

ING is dedicated to offering seamless payment solutions and freedom of choice to its customers. This investment and partnership with fintech TransferMate adds to ING’s capability to help customers by saving time and money for international payments. The solution will become available to all SME and corporate clients of ING. The partnership perfectly fits our innovation strategy and we look forward to offering this service together.”

TransferMate has built one of the financial industry’s most extensive networks of payment licences, and partners with banks, fintech and software providers. TransferMate integrates with 20 of the top 20 accounting software systems, providing an end-to-end payment solution for business customers.

Perella Weinberg Partners LP served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to TransferMate for this transaction, with A&L Goodbody serving as legal counsel. Financial Technology Partners LP and ING FI Capital Structuring and Advisory team served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to ING for this transaction, with McCann FitzGerald serving as legal counsel.

This investment and partnership is subject to final documentation and is expected to be completed in 3Q 2018.

About TransferMate

TransferMate is a global B2B payments technology which enables companies to send and receive cross-border payments much cheaper, faster, and easier than ever before. TransferMate has built one of the largest portfolios of payment licences worldwide, including licences in all 50 US States. TransferMate offers local ACH in over 145 countries, and partners with banks, fintech and software providers to offer an enhanced user experience for business customers. Using its technology and global banking infrastructure, companies benefit from better exchange rates, lower bank charges and improved reconciliation via direct integration into accounting and ERP systems.

 

 

Ruairi Kelleher is the new CEO of Immedis

 

Since the launch of Immedis we have seen revenue growth more than double year on year. I want to continue this trajectory and we project our growth will be 40-50% year on year over the next three years.”

Immedis, a specialist division of the successful Taxback Group providing global payroll and mobility tax solutions to multinational organisations around the world, has today announced the appointment of Ruairi Kelleher as its new CEO.

Ruairi joined the wider Taxback Group in 2012 following previous roles in consulting in the sports and retail sectors. He has worked across the Group in a variety of management and advisory positions and was an integral part of the re-positioning and launch of Immedis as its own brand entity in 2016.

 

In his role as CEORuairi will manage the corporate direction and strategy of Immedis, enabling the senior leadership team to drive innovation in international payroll and tax services through the company’s cloud-based global payroll software, which is designed to help solve one of the most complex business problems faced by multinationals.

Immedis clients include Airbus, Kingspan, Glanbia, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the First Derivates PLC. Immedis is currently recruiting for 60 positions that are based in Dublin, New Jersey, Kilkenny and Varna.

When making the announcement, CEO and Founder of the Taxback Group, Terry Clune said:

“Today marks a significant day in the history of the Taxback Group. I am pleased to announce that Ruairi Kelleher has been appointed the new CEO of our global payroll division, Immedis. Ruairi joined the group in 2012 and I’m delighted to see he has progressed to the level of CEO within Immedis. We take immense pride and satisfaction in developing our talent, and Ruairi’s rise to CEO is testament to that ethos. Ruairi brings a wealth of experience in leading the organisation’s group strategy and M&A activity, which saw the business make its first acquisition in the US in May 2017, and I look forward to seeing Immedis grow under his leadership.”

Speaking at the announcement, Ruairi Kelleher said:

‘As CEO my focus is on delivering the strategy of the senior leadership team to establish Immedis as the number one global provider in international payroll. We will achieve this through continued investment in our people, R&D into our technology and developing key relationships with strategic partners around the world. Since the launch of Immedis we have seen revenue growth more than double year on year. I want to continue this trajectory and we project our growth will be 40-50% year on year over the next three years. Our goal is to be the number one service provider in outsourced global managed payroll, helping simplify payroll and employment tax obligations for organizations worldwide.

 

About Immedis

Immedis began as a specialist team within Terry Clune’s Taxback Group, providing global mobility tax advice to clients and sending staff on overseas assignments. The global mobility tax advisory service grew from strength to strength and subsequently developed its own brand, Immedis, which launched in 2016. With over 100 experts globally, Immedis provides a fully managed outsourced international payroll service to multinationals around the world. Immedis has offices in Dublin, Kilkenny, New Jersey and Varna.

Immedis is a specialist division of The Taxback Group, a multi award winning global financial services group established in 1996, with over 1,200 employees in 33 offices worldwide. The core business of Immedis is to service the multi-country payroll and tax obligations of clients with staff that are overseas, whether local or expatriate.

Immedis clients include Airbus, Kingspan, Glanbia, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and the First Derivates PLC. Immedis is currently recruiting for 60 positions that are based in Dublin, Kilkenny and Varna.

17 Years of The Taxback Group Bulgaria

In early 2001, a group of new employees in Varna, Bulgaria, started their career in an Irish-based Tax Return company, which after 17 years, has become one of the most established multinational companies on the labour market in the region.

The Taxback Group are extremely proud that 11 out of our first 15 employees are still with us, and still show the same passion and energy they did on day one.

As we celebrate 17 years since the opening of our first office in Varna, Bulgaria, we spoke to some of these incredible women, who shared with us their thoughts about their time so far.

 

Daniela Atanasova, Operations Manager at Sales-Promotions

“I’m thrilled to work with intelligent, positive and highly accountable people who take the quality of the services they provide really seriously. This helps us build great customer satisfaction and their high praise is a great motivation for all of us.”

 

 

 

Ralitsa Slavova, Senior Quality and Business Set-up Manager

“It all started in early 2001 with an empty office without computers, phones, but together we built the business from scratch. It felt like we were one big family – together at work and afterwards. Office working hours, breaks, day and night – they have all coalesced into one, but what`s more important – it never felt like just another stressful job, but much more like a creative co-working space.”

 

 

Milena Panayotova, Pay to Study Project Manager

“I have a great team of professionals that give me that special feeling that everything is possible.”

 

 

 

 

Zdravka Zlateva, Sprintax Senior Project Manager

“I am really happy to have the chance to show creativity in my day to day work and to see how our ideas can be converted into great functional systems and services.”

 

 

 

 

Vesselina Marinova, Head of VAT Operations at Taxback International

“The main thing which motivates me are the people I work with – positive, hard-working people with a can-do attitude and a passion for complex tax cases. I know I can always rely on them.

I like the diversity and the dynamics of the job and the fact that every day I learn new things.”

 

Darina Ivanova, Research Specialist at Taxback International: “The positive atmosphere in the team is something that you can`t fault here in The Taxback Group. I work in a team of amazing personalities – people I admire, people that help me learn a lot, and whom I can call my friends not only at work but also outside of the office.”

 

We also would like to give a special thanks to Ivan Dimitrov, Konstantin Tomov (Kosio) and Petar Draganov who officially started with the company a few years later but in fact were with us from day one too.

Please join me in congratulating all those who celebrate this work anniversary with us, and we hope you celebrate many more with us!

 

P.S Check out our additional video interview with Milena Panayotova, who spoke to us about her time here so far!

The Taxback Group Certified with ISO 27001

The Taxback Group, has been awarded ISO 27001 Information Security standard.

Certification Europe recently awarded The Taxback Group with ISO 27001 Information Security standard.  ISO 27001 is the international best practice standard for information security. The standard is especially suitable where the protection of information is critical, which makes ISO 27001 an obvious choice for companies in the financial sector. The standard provides organisations with the best practices to address confidentiality, integrity and availability of information on customers, continual asset protection, IT governance and legal compliance.

Speaking about the achievement, Terry Clune (CEO & Founder of The Taxback Group) noted that, “For any business, having the highest possible standard of accreditation is a huge validation for the work they do. Particularly for our business, in the financial services sector, our clients and customers can rest assured that the standards we apply in managing their data are maintained to the highest integrity possible.”

Michael Brophy (CEO of Certification Europe) also commenting on the achievement, reminds us that “GDPR is coming in shortly. It’s going to be a journey, not a destination, and will be here for years to come. Many organisations are struggling to find a framework to help them meet that compliance. ISO 27001 without doubt, is the best framework which exists at this time. We would like to congratulate The Taxback Group, who have been hugely successful in achieving such an accreditation.”

 

Lifelong Learning with The Taxback Group!

At The Taxback Group learning never stops. That’s why we hire lifelong learners and always support them in developing their professional qualification.

Our Taxback Pro qualification program helps our employees to develop new skills and competencies and gain a globally recognised professional tax qualification in Ireland, US, UK and Australia. Since the inception of the Taxback Pro program in the company over 30 employees passed their certification courses and exams, became successful Taxback Pro Graduates, and most importantly – took another giant step in their career progress in the company.

Today three of our outstanding Taxback Pro Graduates share their thoughts about participating in the Taxback Pro Academy and the long journey to getting their qualification in international taxation.

First up, a video interview with Ivan Atanasov, Senior VAT Registration Specialist at Taxback International.

 

Next, we spoke to Ivelina Markova, Tax Specialist at Taxback.com.

Ivelina Markova

Ivelina Markova

Tell us more about the Taxback Pro Program, and what drove you to participate.

The Taxback Pro Program encourages people to control their own career development. It is a great opportunity for people who are looking to improve their skills and tax knowledge. I was highly motivated to develop my career, to broaden my knowledge in tax, and to develop my experience. It was important for me to ensure that I’m able to provide a high level of customer service and guidance. That’s why I chose the Taxback Pro Program.

What were the key learnings or memorable moments you will take away from this program?

I found the completion of this program and the knowledge I learned invaluable to my role. The satisfaction is a result of hard work and assiduity. I believe that constantly learning and developing skills is the key to workplace success. The Taxback Pro Program exceeded my expectations and goals and helped me to develop my experience.

What`s your best advice for young people who`d like to advance in their career?

The participation in the Taxback Pro Program is a great personal advantage in the conditions of a competitive environment nowadays. It is a way of adding further specialism to your CV. I certainly recommend the program to those who have the motivation to advance in their career and who are looking for a new challenge.

 

 

Borislav Vasilev

Borislav Vasilev

And our final graduate giving his insights is Boris Vasilev, Global Tax and Payroll Manager at Immedis.

Tell us more about the Taxback Pro Program, and what drove you to participate

Taxback Pro Program is a great initiative which gives opportunity for those interested in improving their skills in the area they work. The knowledge acquired then gives you the grounds for career development. I have actually participated in two programs. The first time was in 2011 when after completing the program I ended up being Technician Member of the Irish Tax Institute. It enhanced my Irish tax knowledge skills and I was able to practice them within the Irish Self-Assessed team preparing and reviewing complex tax returns. A few years later I felt I was ready to make another step and sign in for a second time, taking the CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor) qualification within the Irish Tax Institute. That qualification  is considered the leading tax qualification you can acquire giving you deep understanding of legislation across all taxes. By completing it, skills such as analysis and judgement  to investigate and evaluate tax issues were gained. I became a professional who can manage tax processes and provide tax advice to individuals as well as corporate clients.

What were the key learnings or memorable moments you will take away from this program?

The Taxback Pro Program gave me the opportunity to graduate as a Chartered Tax Advisor. In my case it was a 3 year program and it wasn’t easy to complete it successfully. This program is for people who are determined to succeed and want to develop. It takes a lot from your free time and without full commitment it is impossible to complete it. When completed though you can feel the satisfaction that you have achieved something great and most importantly the program will open the doors for your career development.

What`s your best advice for young people who`d like to advance in their career?

Have high goals and don’t be afraid to chase them. It won’t be easy to achieve these goals but never lose your motivation. Working hard at the end of the day always pays off. The Taxback Pro Program is amazing opportunity for those of you interested in succeeding. Don’t miss that chance to try it!

 

 

If you’re looking for a company that magnifies your strengths, enables you to acquire cutting-edge skills, and supports your personal development then you’re in the right place. Check our careers site and apply today.

We can`t wait to have you on our team!

Check more at www.taxbackcareers.com

The Taxback Group CSR program shortlisted for Kilkenny Award!

The Taxback Group are delighted to announce that their global Corporate Social Responsibility Program has been shortlisted for a Kilkenny Chamber Business Award.

At The Taxback Group, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our remit. In each of the communities in which our offices are based, we strive to make a difference. We have a global team of CSR champions who work on fundraising and teambuilding activities to help local charities. This year our program has helped over 30 charities across the world, from our Irish and Bulgarian offices to as far as our offices in USA, Peru and Australia.

Eoin Lyons, chairman of The Taxback Group CSR Committee, said that ‘this is a huge achievement for myself, my fellow committee members Marcie Green and Olivia Sexton, our global CSR Champions, and every single staff member across our global offices. Giving back to our local communities is something which is hugely important across our group, and we’re delighted to recognise the efforts of everyone here in creating something to be proud of.’

The Chamber Awards adjudication panel examined over 150 applications and shortlisted 3 finalists in each respective category. Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce CEO, John Hurley said that he was ‘delighted that so many diverse local businesses have engaged with the Kilkenny Business Awards this year. The standard of application was particularly high and an exceptional group of finalists have been shortlisted.’

The winners of each category will be chosen and announced at the Gala Awards Night taking place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel on Saturday 25th November – visit www.kilkennychamber.ie for more information.

Brendan Ahearne appointed to the role of HR Director with The Taxback Group

The Taxback Group are delighted to welcome Brendan Ahearne, to the position of HR Director. His focus will be to create an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality and productivity.

Brendan was previously the Regional HR Manager in Sepam, Bahrain, where he supported dynamic growth of the Irish-owned Engineering, Procurement, Management & Construction Company. Previous to this he worked in Kentz, a global firm which at the time, was acquired by SNC-Lavalin in August 2014, and was transforming SNC-Lavalin’s Oil & Gas business sector. Brendan was also HR Business Partner in his first stint with The Taxback Group previous to his time in Kentz, showing a hugely popular return to the tax and financial services provider.

Brendan holds a MBS Human Resource Management from the University of Limerick. Brendan also holds a BA in Human Resource Management from Swansea Metropolitan University.