Head of Investments Tax (18 month FTC) - to £150k + car + bonus + pension

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+ car + bonus + pension
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Fantastic opportunity to work with one of the UK's most reputable FTSE 100 Financial Services Institutions on a 18 month contract as Head of Investments Tax.

Covering for maternity leave in the team, this role will be responsible for M&A and structuring for their investments arm, with oversight of compliance prepared by junior team members.

Main responsibilities:

* You will act as a tax business partner, providing advice on all UK and international tax matters relating to the Direct Investments portfolio, providing advice to business units in order to plan and manage tax exposures in relation to tax. This will include working with the Head of US Investments Tax on US-specific matters, the Head of Corporate Tax (UK) in respect of the homes division, and the Head of Tax Operations in respect of the special rules which apply to UK life insurance business, as well as co-ordinating specialist tax advice from across the team (e.g. funds, VAT, employment taxes)
* You will be responsible for the delivery of direct tax compliance and reporting for all entities, engaging appropriately with tax authorities (particularly HMRC) on relevant matters, along with supporting on Pillar 2 compliance for entities. This will involve supervision of the work of three tax managers on UK and international matters.
* You will develop and ensure that appropriate risk management controls and procedures are in place in relation Direct Investments (wholly owned, JVs and portfolio investments) and M&A activity. You will identify and evaluate key tax risks and ensure these are reported and managed.
* You will, where relevant, oversee the relationships with Direct Investments in respect of tax, ensuring application of appropriate risk management procedures.
* You will maintain good technical knowledge of UK tax issues and monitor relevant changes tax legislation for applicability to the group, assessing impact and being able to provide clear briefing for the business units and non-tax specialists on the relevant issues. You will prepare representations and responses to consultations on prospective changes on behalf of group for HMRC/HMT and industry bodies to ensure the Group's issues and needs are represented. You will represent the Group on specialist forums, lobby groups, committees; ensure the Group position is represented, influence developments and implement best practice into Group to ensure governance, compliance and performance improvement.
* You will support other members of the tax team with ad hoc queries, projects and transactions, including supporting on M&A activity across the wider group as required.
* You will ensure activities are carried out in line with our Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) accountability.

Ideally to start in October, or latest November. To be considered you must be available at short notice or immediately available, with significant M&A experience (ideally in financial services).

Excellent base salary and benefits package, including car allowance and bonus.

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