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Assistant Director, Large Business - HMRC, Cardiff, £70k - £90k + civil service pension (full or part time)

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We are advertising two Assistant Director, Large Business roles. One role will be based in Cardiff and another role in Birmingham

These SCS 1 Assistant Directors will be peer managed by the Regional Deputy Director, with one role based in Cardiff and one in Birmingham. The successful candidates will provide technical and strategic leadership across their region, Large Business as a whole and the wider HMRC.

The roles also involve successfully delivering the Large Business customer strategy by managing HMRCs relationship with some of the UK’s largest and most complex business customers who are high profile, household names.
This responsibility spans across all taxes and duties ensuring that the right amount of tax is paid at the right time.

Our Assistant Directors oversee the department’s interaction with these customer’s significant UK operations, their very large tax/duties payments, large multi-national aspects, frequent politically sensitive issues and regular large-scale mergers and acquisitions.

Job description

As senior leaders in Large Business, Assistant Directors play a key role in leadership within the region, building technical capability, building engagement and facilitating change.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

• Leadership
Experience of providing visible leadership to support long term strategies, with a proven ability to develop a motivated, engaged and high performing workforce and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Strategic awareness
Experience of formulating, leading and implementing strategies, policies and programmes which cross service or professional boundaries
• Delivering at pace
Strong customer service ethos and focus on delivery with the ability to respond quickly to changing circumstances and tight timescales as priorities evolve and escalate
• Communicating and influencing
The ability to manage effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders at senior level, strong collaboration and influencing skills to build an effective network of key stakeholders quickly. Excellent communication skills to engage confidently in a wide range of situations.
• Specialist knowledge and experience
Recent compliance experience of working with large businesses on complex tax issues
• Academic/Professional Qualifications

The post requires the individual to have either: -

• Core Professional Training or be a qualified Inspector or Chartered Tax Adviser,
• AIIT (Including Paper 4*) or CCAB or a Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies membership qualification e.g. Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS), Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy (CIPFA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


As well as working with individual businesses, our Assistant Directors are also responsible for leading large-scale national projects that cover a significant number of customers across wide ranging customer groups, or specific risk themes.

Key Responsibilities

• Act as a visible and inspirational leader across Large Business, HMRC’s Customer Compliance Group and the local region as a whole; contributing to the delivery of Large Businesses and HMRC’s strategic objectives
• Develop a deep understanding of customers and their business drivers including, attitudes to risk and compliance, influencing their thinking and approach to tax
• Discuss, explore and resolve conceptual tax/tax planning issues; identifying and resolving any differences of the risk view between the business and HMRC, encouraging a ‘low risk’ approach
• Carefully manage complex, sensitive and potentially challenging reputational issues
• Lead large scale national projects across customer groups, sectors or risk themes to deliver compliance outcomes
• Ringmaster communications and interventions, including appropriately involving HMRCs specialists, ensuring successful delivery of outcomes
• Coach and mentor Customer Compliance Managers and tax professional colleagues, building capability and troubleshooting complex cases
• Ensure CPD is up to date and share expertise with HMRC colleagues

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