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UK Tax Manager

Ref code: AGB99100911
Finance Qualified
£55k - 63k per year + hybrid, car allowance, bonus to 20%
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Permanent
Hybrid Working

Are you a Tax professional looking for an interesting new role working as part of a global, household name brand?

I'm delighted to be partnered with a leading global retail business operating within a specialist market area in their search for a talented UK Tax Manager following the retirement of their current incumbent.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced tax professional, offering a competitive salary of up to £63,000 plus potential bonus of up to 20%, along with a company car, hybrid working and a host of other attractive benefits.

About the role

This is a newly shaped, unique role reporting into a dynamic, driven Financial Controller where you will act as the go to specialist for all tax related queries for the UK side of the company. Although there are currently no reporting lines into this position, one key factor to the role is that you are keen to advise the business and work hands on in terms of completing the submission of corporation and VAT tax returns in a timely manner, acting as 'the go-to' person for any and all tax-related queries (particularly corporation, VAT, payroll, customers/duties and international matters such as transfer pricing).

You will receive plenty of support and a thorough handover from the existing Tax Specialist before they exit the business which means you will have a smooth on-boarding and transition into your new role.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Implement and maintain in the UK the principles and guidelines of the Group Tax policy  
  2. Preparation and management of (also with the support of external advisors) accurate and timely filing of all local income tax and indirect tax returns in compliance with UK and relevant foreign tax regulations, to include corporation tax, VAT returns, PSA/TAS contracts and annual returns alongside other business-specific tax requirements
  3. Manage relationship with HMRC CRM and other tax specialists to maintain the low tax risk profile of UK affiliates in the context of the Business Risk Review and Senior Accounting Officer regimes including maintaining tax risk registers and other supporting documentation
  4. Ensure accurate and timely accounting for income and deferred tax provisions under local and IFRS GAAP, and preparation/submission of related analysis for group and statutory reporting  
  5. Ensure accurate and timely forecasting of prospective direct tax liabilities and cash flows for tax planning and financial reporting purposes
  6. Assist Group Tax department with international tax analyses
  7. Monitor transfer pricing of the UK affiliate in cooperation with local and HQ tax and controlling departments
  8. Identify potential tax exposure and savings and develop and implement solutions and changes
  9. Participate in cooperation with HQ in extraordinary projects, opportunities, due diligence, structure new investments, etc
  10. Manage tax audit enquiries (HMRC and statutory audit) across all taxes in cooperation with Group Tax
  11. Ensure relevant tax competence, knowledge and awareness amongst UK affiliates, and support Financial Accounting, transactional finance teams and payroll/HR department on tax related matters including driving process improvements
  12. Collaborate and advise local managers and peers in tax aspects of business projects
  13. Manage relationships with external tax advisors


About you 

Essential requirements for the role include: 

  • CTA/ACA/ACCA qualified
  • Strong UK Tax advisory experience within a large corporate environment (or working closely with large corporate's if making your first move from practice)
  • Strong technical accounting skills 
  • Strong Excel skills, including complimentary analytical skills
  • Excellent relationship development/communication skills, with the ability to work with individuals across the breadth of the organisation (including overseas)

The ideal candidate for this role will be either already operating in an industry tax specialist role or looking to move from a practice-based specialist tax role. Experience of working in a manufacturing environment would be advantageous however not essential.

Working hours for the role are 9am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, with hybrid working on offer on a 3/2 basis (office vs home based). Some flexibility on working hours can be discussed depending on requirements.

 

What's in it for you?

  • Salary - up to £63,000 p/a
  • 33 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme with linked life insurance
  • Service related payment after probation period
  • Bonus scheme of between 10-20% of annual salary (last 3 years paid out an average payment of 15%)
  • Company car/car allowance
  • Private healthcare membership
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted product vouchers
  • Bike to work scheme (salary sacrifice)

 

For more information, or to express interest in the position, please share your CV via the apply link or contact Aj Blyth @ SF Recruitment for a further discussion.

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