Indirect Tax Manager - Insurance

Job Title: Indirect Tax Manager - Insurance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60000.00 - £86000.00 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Reference: 3873350_1602841563
Contact Name: Alex Stirling
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 16, 2020 10:46

Job Description

Leading global insurer is looking to recruit an Indirect Tax Manager for its group tax team. Based in the City

Your new role

Reporting to the Head of Indirect Tax and Transfer Pricing the successful candidate will manage and control the accounting of indirect taxes and compliance with all appropriate indirect tax legislation across

Key Responsibilities

  • Help manage the group's relationship with HMRC and European tax authorities with respect to Indirect Taxes;
  • Support and where required take ownership of the indirect tax elements of larger projects such as Brexit restructuring and Making Tax Digital;
  • Manage a rolling program of VAT and IPT audit/validation across the business;
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of the UK VAT return;
  • Work together with the Head of Indirect Tax and Transfer Pricing in maintaining the partial exemption position across Europe;
  • Manage the relationship with the outsourced compliance providers regarding our European VAT returns;
  • Manage and maintain documentation of indirect tax processes;
  • Play a key role in designing and monitoring appropriate governance and controls with regard to our indirect tax processes;
  • Work closely with the other members of the tax team in relation to all tax authority audits; and
  • Maintain industry knowledge and an understanding of indirect tax rules and practices globally to evaluate their impact on the business and on indirect tax policies.

Other Responsibilities Include

  • Assist in raising awareness in the business to minimise error via a rolling education programme;
  • Provide clear communication to the business of legislative changes, or recent case law and of their impact to the business;
  • Help manage the group's relationship with HMRC and European tax authorities with respect to Indirect Taxes;
  • Provide input on new systems and upgrades to existing accounting systems and front end systems (web portals) to ensure indirect taxes are properly identified and accounted for; and
  • Develop strong relationships with other functions which impact tax.

What you'll need to succeed

Skills and Experience

  • ACA or CTA qualified;
  • Good understanding of VAT;
  • Have an indirect tax or tax accounting background within a large accountancy firm or corporate;
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills;
  • A self-starter, with proven ability to assist implement new procedures and take ownership in delivering solutions;
  • Excellent admin, able to manage priorities and achieve internal and external deadlines; and
  • Excellent team player, strong relationship skills and ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.


  • An awareness of insurance premium tax;
  • An awareness of partial exemption;
  • Experience of European tax regimes outside of the UK;
  • Experience of the insurance industry; and
  • Experience of accounting packages.

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