Hugely attractive role for an ambitious self-starter looking for more autonomy or their first move in-house from practice. This is a brand new role bringing tax in house to the UK arm of this multinational manufacturing group for the first time.
The group has grown its UK business significantly over recent years and with it the level of transactions and cross border activity. This role heads up and leads all the tax affairs of the affiliates in the UK. There is a wide spectrum of business across the UK including a large degree of intercompany trading where strict group transfer pricing guidelines must be followed. The role reports to the UK CFO as well as the Head of Tax in Europe and you will be an integral part of the Senior Finance team in the UK.
Your key responsibility is to facilitate and implement the group’s tax policy in the UK and ensure tax is correctly accounted for on all transactions. You will be overseeing the full range of UK tax compliance - the primary focus is on Corporation Tax but the role will also include Income Tax, VAT, Employment Taxes, SDLT and R&D tax credits.
• Minimum 5-6 years’ UK tax experience across a broad range of taxes
• Effective team player but must be able to work independently
• Gravitas to be credible with both internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent communicator and relationship builder
• Ability to explain tax matters simply
• ACA and / or CTA qualified (or equivalent)
It is appreciated that this is a very wide ranging role, for which you may be experienced in most but not all of the UK taxes. For any gaps in knowledge, the group works closely with its professional advisors and they will be on hand to lend support with any upskilling required.
With the organisation’s continued focus on substantial growth over the coming years, there is heaps of room for professional development in this role. It is envisaged that in 1-2 years’ time you will be able to grow your tax team and bring in a couple of people beneath you.
The role is based in West Yorkshire, but you may occasionally be asked to travel to other offices within the group, both in the UK and Europe.