Head of Tax, Progress Housing Group, Leyland, Lancashire

Head of Tax

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Tax who will enjoy a high degree of autonomy and overall responsibility for Progress Housing Group’s taxation activities. This is a senior appointment and you will provide technical specialism for all of the Group's tax activities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and focused individual who can achieve key operational objectives and meet key performance targets.

Duties and responsibilities

You will lead on all of the Group’s tax matters, providing strategic advice on the management of tax within the Group, introducing new, tax efficient, ways of working and ensuring the effective management of intra-Group transactions. You will also ensure the compliant operation of the Group's direct and indirect tax affairs, including VAT, Corporation Tax, Stamp Duty, Capital Gains tax, CIS and PAYE matters.

Progress Housing Group is a growing business and you will be part of a team supporting new initiatives, using your expertise to set up tax efficient structures to deliver the project.

Skills and qualities

You will be a qualified accountant or hold a relevant Tax qualification and have experience in a Group function, with exposure to involving risk, audit and tax. You will effectively manage strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and be able to work independently and within a team, demonstrating good communication skills. You will be proactive with the ability to lead and motivate others.

Scope of role

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director & Company Secretary, you will line manage one other team member. You will be part of a great team of 28 Finance & Governance professionals. PHG turnover more than £76m. Based in Leyland, Lancashire.

Our organisation

It is a great time to join Progress Housing Group. We are ambitious, financially strong and growing, driven by our purpose to have a positive impact on people and communities by providing high quality homes, supporting independence and creating opportunities. Over the next five years we will develop more than 1,000 new homes and our Lifeline team, which already supports more than 35,000 telecare customers in the community, will continue to expand. Operating mainly in Lancashire, with some national presence, we provide a wide range of diverse products and services.  We are more than a housing provider and consider ourselves unique in the sector because we make a difference to people’s lives in so many ways. 

Additional information

Progress Housing Group are committed to offering opportunities to all people, promoting diverse and inclusive communities in the workplace and through everything we do.  We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies to support employees from different backgrounds. 

Join us and you can look forward to a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, including a defined contribution pension scheme, health cash plan and a leave package which starts at 26 days per annum, plus a day off for your birthday. To find out more about this opportunity and how to apply, please click on the information pack download link below. To apply please forward your CV with a supporting statement to recruitment@progressgroup.org.uk.

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