Senior Tax Manager

  • Location
    London
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Commerce and Industry
  • Salary
    GBP85000 - GBP100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
  • Expiry Date
    2022-12-10

This FTSE 100 tax team is responsible for providing expert tax advice and guidance to the central functions and divisions.

Job Purpose

The UK Tax Senior Manager will own a number of ongoing work streams and will also take responsibility for ad hoc projects as needed. This role will focus on UK corporate tax with a focus on process improvement and use of technology. Partnering with the business will form a key part of the role, as well as undertaking projects outside the UK Tax space as needed by the department, and to broaden experience.

Main Tasks:

  • Lead on all aspects of the UK corporation tax (including statutory reporting and payments) and VAT compliance processes. Ensure governance of controls and processes is robust
  • Own, manage and maintain UK VAT group and registrations with HMRC including managing deregistrations, additions or removals to/from VAT groups
  • Complete the transition of the SAO sign off process and WHT.
  • Agree with Tax leaders process improvement initiatives to be implemeted and co-ordinate execution with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure UK tax numbers are reported timely and accurately, signed off by the Head of Tax and SOX compliant
  • Primary driver of technical process improvement initiatives for all software and system related tax functions
  • Maintain system internal controls and documentation to support the tax technology tools
  • Proactively identify process automation and improvement opportunities, evaluate technology options, and provide recommendations to tax leaders.
  • Support the tax leadership’s vision for automation of tax processes globally, by aligning best-in-class software with the ERP system.
  • Partner with the UK businesses, becoming the initial point of contact for them across all UK taxes.
  • Understanding the tax landscape and the impact that changes in tax legislation could have on the business, and communicating this effectively to the businesses.
  • Work with other members of the tax department on ad hoc project work as it arises

Person Specification

Qualifications Required: ACA and/or CTA

Skills/Experience

  • 5+ years postqualification experience in a large UK-headquartered enterprise
  • Robust understanding of UK direct and indirect tax and the tax compliance and reporting cycles.
  • Knowledge of IFRS reporting requirements and experience of tax reporting for a UK-headquartered multinational group and UK GAAP reporting for subsidiary accounts
  • Experience of using Excel
  • Experience in process improvements and streamlining.
  • Strong understanding of general tax technology processes
  • Experience of managing relationships with HMRC
  • General understanding of the SOX internal controls framework surrounding systems and information technology,
  • Excellent project management skills, with extreme attention to detail
  • The ability to accurately identify problems and apply strong problem-solving skills to obtain resolution.

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