Head of Tax

Job Title: Head of Tax
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Starting from £54,669 per annum
Reference: 001749
Contact Name: Havas People Coordination
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Job Published: March 22, 2021 11:08

Job Description

The Finance Department of the University of London is seeking to recruit an Head of Tax to join their department on a full time open ended basis.

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education and a pioneer in enabling access to education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students in 190 countries. The University also provides a suite of innovative, high quality academic support and professional services, and manages a valuable property portfolio providing academic space, student halls of residence and conference facilities.

The Role

The University operates within a complicated and changing framework of UK and international tax, especially in regards to digital services. This new role will be responsible for delivery and continuous development of the University Tax Strategy, tax advisory services to all departments of the University and management of all tax risks.  

You will report directly to the Group Accountant, working in close partnership with the senior leadership team within Finance and with key stakeholders across the University.

To succeed in this role, you will have substantial experience in a senior tax advisory role in a complex, dynamic organisation and previous experience of managing relationship with different stakeholders.  Previous experience covering indirect tax advisory and/or compliance work within a commercial, University or public finance sector organisation is an essential requirement.

You will have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively in order to meet strict deadlines, along with the ability to take the lead on the provision of tax advisory services to all University projects and strategic developments.

For a full Person Specification please refer to the Job Description below.

Further Information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a CV and cover letter (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Monday 12th April 2021. In your covering letter, please outline clearly how your skills and experience match the person specification.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

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