Tax Manager

Job Title: Tax Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3956459_1619614184
Contact Name: Lisa Garner
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 28, 2021 13:50

Job Description

Leading and managing global direct tax matters for the Group.

Your new company
A large successful European business based in Manchester. A business with people at the forefront of everything that they do. The company benefits reflect the excellent employee value proposition that this company has.

Your new role

Lead the income tax reporting and audit process for the Group, delivering accurate tax balances, tax notes and disclosures for the interim and annual reports. Lead the audit relationship for tax with Group external auditors focusing on agreement for key areas of estimation and judgement including the Group's uncertain tax provision and deferred tax assets. Drive the Group's effective tax rate with appropriate and compliant implementation of the Group transfer pricing policy, maximising tax planning opportunities and managing the Group's direct tax risk. Lead the Group's transfer pricing strategy, updating transfer pricing policies as required for business and strategic change. Ensure all Group transfer pricing documentation is prepared in accordance with local legislative requirements and submitted within the required deadlines. Manage the operational aspects of implementing the Group transfer pricing policy. Develop and maintain a Tax Strategy for the Group in line with business objectives and legislative requirements. Communicate with the business and finance professionals to help embed the Tax Strategy within the business. Develop appropriate direct tax risk management strategies. Regularly monitor and assess material tax risk and communicate as appropriate to the CFO and other internal stakeholders. Oversee the Group's global direct tax compliance function in achieving its accountabilities including the preparation of and timely filing of all corporation tax returns and payments for all entities. End to end responsibility for the UK corporation tax return process including final technical review. Assist local finance teams to ensure full compliance with direct tax filing requirements in all other jurisdictions. Lead the relationship with HMRC in the UK, managing the annual business risk review process and all communication between the Group and HMRC. Manage tax audits and enquiries to ensure resolution of material issues, minimising additional cost to the Group, managing tax controversy and protecting the Group transfer pricing position where relevant. Primary point of contact for queries from local accountants and other departments in dealing with tax authorities on direct tax matters and ad hoc queries.

Develop and maintain effective and constructive relationships with external local tax advisors and external tax authorities. Provide ad-hoc tax analysis and advice as required to other departments and business units. Support the Payroll and HR Departments with tax technical advice on employment issues Support the business on strategic projects, acting as Tax lead on projects as required. Lead multi-disciplinary projects and manage cross functional teams including external advisors and internal non-tax functions such as Treasury, Accounting and Legal. Manage the annual tax fee budget.

What you'll need to succeed

  • CTA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Experience in corporate tax, tax reporting, transfer pricing and governance & risk management, ideally in-house
  • Experience working in an international tax context
  • Experience of managing relationships with taxation authorities, auditors and external advisers
  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting standards for tax

What you'll get in return
company car or cash equivalent
pension 8%
30 days holidays
private health
life insurance

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