Head of Employment Taxes, Major Plc, South Yorkshire, to £80k + bonus

Our client is the in-house finance team of a major Plc. This business seeks an employment taxes specialist who can take ownership of all UK employment related tax issues and ensure that the business is both compliant and up to date. Day to day this role will involve:

• Management of the relationship with HMRC on employment tax matters.
• Provision of employment tax input to projects and advising the most senior members of the business on a variety of sensitive matters.
• Responsibility for annual employment tax compliance filings including the submission of the PSA.
• Advice and support on the tax administration and technical position of share based payments including payments made under the SIP, SAYE and unapproved schemes.
• Input into the development of HR policies with the aim of reducing employment tax costs whilst continuing to provide attractive benefits.
• Providing support, advice and assistance to UK payroll.
• Active participation in business forums and networks, such as the CBI, providing insight into employment tax issues for large employers and helping shape the future of employment tax.
• Responsibility for employment tax governance, ensuring all key employment tax compliance processes and controls have been appropriately documented and such documents are maintained (supporting the business’ "SAO" position).
• Provision of training and guidance to staff at various levels.
• Providing employment tax/NIC input to forecasts and strategic plans.
• Consideration and implementation of technology and other solutions to automate processes and drive process efficiencies.
• Keeping abreast of developments in tax legislation, case law and practice.
• Dealing with international employment tax issues of the group, including secondments and STBVs, and developing international policies where necessary.
• Leading any discussions with HMRC in relation to National Minimum Wage.
• Management of a more junior member of staff.
• Considerable liaison with other teams within the business such as HR, Legal, Payroll and Corporate Tax.
It is likely that you will either be a Senior Manager in a large accountancy firm or will already have made the move in to industry. Ideally you will have a relevant qualification such as CTA or you may have trained with HMRC. Alongside sound technical skills you will need proven communication skills and the ability to develop more junior staff.

This role is based in South Yorkshire but will include some travel to London

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