Senior Tax Manager

  • Location
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Commerce and Industry
  • Salary
    GBP85000 - GBP100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
  • Expiry Date

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


  • 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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