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This division is responsible for internal reporting, forecasting, and planning. Here you'll find the corporate external reporting, corporate accounts, governance, and corporate development teams. It's also home to intergroup trade and UK shared financial services, which provides operational financial accounting and control services to all of our UK businesses.
Global internal audit
Our mission is to partner with other audit and compliance groups to lead the continuous improvement of a reliable internal control framework. We independently evaluate, advise, and report on the processes by which significant risks are managed and the adequacy and effectiveness of systems of internal control, with an emphasis on financial and IT processes.
As the main point of contact with the global financial community, we provide information on every aspect of the wider business, such as current performance, future prospects, and the research pipeline, so as to manage the expectations of investors and analysts.
Tax and treasury—corporate tax
Corporate tax is responsible for the global implications of our taxation policy, including tax compliance and planning, group company structures, intellectual property and licensing, the tax aspects of treasury transactions, trading arrangements, and transfer pricing.
Tax and treasury—treasury
Based in two locations—Brentford, UK and Philadelphia, US-this central treasury function is responsible for managing the company's debt portfolio, surplus funds, foreign exchange exposure, and relationships with the wider financial community. We also determine treasury policies for corporate and legal entities, set standards and operating guidelines for treasury activity, and advise on funding for acquisitions and capital projects.
Worldwide real estate (including corporate facilities management)
Operating on a global basis, we acquire and dispose of property for business operations, ensuring that all transactions involving land and/or buildings are conducted effectively and in compliance with corporate governance. We also promote the cost-effective holding and use of the real estate portfolio, developing and distributing policies and procedures to maximize efficiency and minimize cost.