The purpose of this role is to act as a "centre of excellence" in supporting the business and other Functions on tax matters, whilst creating and maintaining a tax control framework which to manage tax risk and identifies opportunities. To develop tax talent to support the business as it delivers its strategy and grow into the Head of Tax role in a 3-4 year period. As such to take on deputising duties as appropriate and accountability within the above time frame.
* Deputise for Head of Tax as required with increasing accountability over 3-4 year period, becoming the "trusted face of tax".
* Responsible for creating and maintaining a suite of appropriate tax policies and procedures. Communicating and educating Global Business Service and Business partners on these to ensure they are effective in managing the Group's tax affairs.
* Have a clear understanding of the Group's value chain for each part of the business so as to be able to provide advice to business partners to minimise risk and seek out appropriate opportunities.
* Understand the Group's key ETR drivers and be able to communicate them to key stakeholders.
* To lead the management of significant tax controversies in UK and overseas. Working closely with advisors to achieve clarity and certainly on positions, but willing to litigate as key focus is to reduce level of uncertain tax positions.
* Responsible for advising the business on the tax considerations of acquisitions, disposals, restructuring and simplification.
* Oversight of the group financing arrangements ensuring that appropriate capital structures are in place.
* Monitor global tax developments and update the business as required.
* Manage and develop Group Tax team, both in UK and overseas
* Responsible for governance of tax matters and overall management of outsourced relationship for tax compliance matters.
This role would be suitable for an individual who is currently at Head of Tax grade within a smaller business than a FTSE 100 looking to be part of a larger group, a current Director within the Big 4. or a Tax Director in a FTSE 100 looking to make a step up into a new in-house tax role.