In-house Tax Assistant Manager

Job Title: In-house Tax Assistant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + additional benefits
Reference: 14076403/001_1587982128
Contact Name: Ben Copsey
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 27, 2020 11:08

Job Description

A global pharmaceuticals business based in the Cheshire West and Chester area who are looking for an In-house Tax Assistant Manager. The role primarily supports the Group Tax Manager including management of Group tax compliance. Additionally, you will support various Group tax activities such as structuring and M & A work, and providing support to the Head of Transfer Pricing in respect of various transfer pricing projects.

Client Details

This is a market-leading, global pharmaceuticals business based in the Cheshire area. They have an in-house tax team and are looking to expand on this due to continued growth.


Key Responsibilities

This is a varied role with mixed responsibilities including corporate tax, transfer pricing, deferred tax, direct and indirect taxes. In particular:

UK Corporate Tax Compliance

  • Preparation and filing of UK tax returns.
  • Calculation and payment of UK quarterly payments and group relief.
  • Prepare and file UK Research and Development Credit.
  • Management of overseas corporate tax compliance.
  • Corporate Interest Restriction compliance and management.
  • Management of withholding taxes.
  • Operation of Corporate Tax Controls.

Tax Reporting

  • Preparation of interim (and support for year-end) tax reporting (direct support to Group Tax Manager) and Budget cycle.
  • Assistance with analysis of ETR.
  • Advisory on ad-hoc projects.
  • Input to Group structuring and M&A projects.
  • Repatriation strategies.

Transfer Pricing Support

  • Assistance with transfer pricing documentation and policies
  • Assistance with maintenance and data gathering in respect of quarterly transfer pricing adjustments.
  • Support to build and maintain Country-by-Country Reporting model.
  • Ongoing day-to-day support in respect of general tax including VAT, employment taxes advice and transfer pricing tasks as needed.
  • Remain up to date with evolving tax landscape.


The successful In-house Tax Assistant Manager will have:

  • Minimum 2 years UK corporate tax experience, ideally gained from working at an accountancy firm or an in-house tax role
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant tax legislation and experience in tax accounting
  • An awareness/experience of indirect taxes would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of transfer pricing is desirable but not essential
  • Ideally be ACA / ACCA / ATT or CTA qualified or working towards this.

Job Offer

As In-house Tax Assistant Manager you would receive:

£40,000 - £50,000 dependent on experience

A wide range of additional benefits.