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Director of International Tax, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, to £100k

Director of International Tax
£85,000 - £100,000 p.a.
Contract: Full Time
Location: Cambridge

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

About the role:

The Cambridge tax team are looking to recruit the role of Director of International Tax. We operate in over 50 different countries through a variety of entities, with a variety of local and overseas stakeholders. Following the recent merger of Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment, this role has the opportunity to shape the future of the organisation's structure and policies, liaising as a key member of the wider finance team.

The Director of International Tax will lead the direct tax team and have responsibility for direct taxes across our organisation.

The role is key to ensuring compliance with local and international tax rules, along with developing and driving effective strategy for the business. Business advisory and project management are core skills required for the role, and the role should expect to interact with all areas of the business (junior and senior stakeholders alike).

This role will cover the following areas:

• Team – be a role model inside and outside the tax and finance teams. Act as a mentor to the team, embodying our values and helping to develop a culture of excellence

• Strategy – monitor and develop business and operational strategy, consistent with the objectives of the organisation, and the wider University. Manage tax risk across the globe

• Compliance and reporting – oversight of UK and global compliance obligations and supporting advisor network. This includes:
1. monitoring, delivering and standardising UK and international compliance;
2. lead on key UK areas (SAO, CCO, CbCR, CFC review, withholding taxes);
3. develop quarterly tax reviews and year-end tax reporting and forecasting for the combined organisation; and
4. associated process improvement to drive operational efficiency within the team

• International structure – represent tax as part of wider discussions on global footprint, new market entry, entity rationalisation, business and trading models, new product development. Monitoring tax establishment risk

• Business partnering – partnering to stakeholders at all levels of the business to ensure effective consultation on tax matters that impact business delivery. This includes contract and tender reviews, operational fulfilment

Projects – drive forward tax, finance and business focussed projects. These include management of overseas tax queries/audits, transaction support, increased use of technology solutions, awareness of transfer pricing requirements and policy.
If you are excited by what you have read above and are interested in this opportunity, please take a look at the job description attached for more information.

About you:

You will be:

• Experienced international corporate tax expert with 10-15+ years PQE
• Excellent academics together with recognised tax and/or accounting qualification
• Worked in an international role where you have developed deep expertise in global taxes and across multiple tax jurisdictions
• Strong business acumen and ability to provide relevant, pragmatic advice and identify links between different workstreams to maximise impact
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills to a wide range of stakeholders
• Proven team working and leadership skills, mentoring and development of team members
• Experience within the publishing industry and wider taxes is desirable

The closing date for application is 9th February and interviews will take place as soon as possible.

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Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.

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