UK Tax Manager - FMCG

Job Title: UK Tax Manager - FMCG
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NHBR190121_1611068160
Contact Name: Nicholas Hughes
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 19, 2021 14:56

Job Description

A global FMCG business based in Surrey are looking to recruit a UK Tax Manager to join their Tax team.


  • Support and provide UK tax advice to the business (covering Direct, Indirect and Employment Taxes), undertaking detailed technical analysis, and managing input from external advisors and other team members as required.
  • Manage the UK compliance and reporting activity for corporate tax and VAT, with support from the business unit finance teams. Proactively identify and implement process and technology enhancements.
  • Assist with wider UK tax governance and control activities, and play a key role in managing the relationship with HMRC.
  • Support other global tax reporting, governance, technology and transformation projects.

Role effectiveness:

  • The role requires a self-starter, with a strong grasp of UK tax principles in at least one key area (direct or indirect tax) and the aptitude to quickly develop skills and expertise in the other relevant aspects of UK tax.
  • An enthusiasm for new challenges and opportunities is key. There will be a significant degree of change, both internal (due to an ongoing transformation program across the organisation) and external, so the successful candidate will need to be agile and adaptable, and able to build strong relationships and work collaboratively.

Ideal profile:

  • CTA/ACA/ACCA qualified
  • 2 years PQE or at least 3 years' experience in a tax role
  • Strong experience in either UK Corporate Tax or UK VAT.
  • Experience in industry
  • Mixed UK tax experience across direct, indirect and employment taxes

Knowledge and skills desired:

  • In-depth understanding of UK direct tax and / or indirect tax legislation and compliance requirements
  • Understanding and interpretation of business accounts and IFRS tax accounting principles.
  • Ability to interpret and analyse UK tax legislation
  • High degree of numeracy
  • IT literate in Excel and Word
  • Project management skills
  • Oracle experience
  • Alphatax experience
  • Tax advisory experience, either in practice or in-house
  • Use and implementation of tax technology/other finance reporting systems