Deputy Director, Business Profits – Business, Assets & International, HMRC Edinburgh

Job Description: 

As Deputy Director, Business Profits, you will lead a team of around 30 people. The team’s core locations are London, Nottingham and Edinburgh. You will be at the forefront of the development of our regime for taxing the profits of businesses and landlords, large and small. The work of the team ranges from the smallest self-employed businesses to the largest multinationals, as well as the taxation of partnerships, mutual and other business structures. The team’s work has a strong focus on improving the system to secure tax revenue and close the tax gap, and to reduce costs for HMRC and our customers. You will work closely with our policy partners in HM Treasury on new policy and legislation and with external stakeholders. The team plays a vital role in supporting HMRCs compliance work and in high value litigation and close working relationships with colleagues in HMRCs Customer Compliance Group will be key.

Key Responsibilities:

This is a challenging tax and policy professional leadership post in a fast paced and high profile area. You will:


● Lead and develop a team of around 30 tax and policy professionals
● Be responsible for the substantial body of legislation determining business profits and property income
● Work in close and effective partnership with HM Treasury and other departments to develop new policy and legislation in order to meet the government’s policy objectives
● Contribute to HMRC’s strategic objectives for a modern and trusted tax administration, working on measures to reduce the tax gap, improve the customer experience and support HMRCs digital transformation (including Making Tax Digital and other elements of HMRCs new tax administration strategy)
● Support operational compliance colleagues to ensure consistent and effective operational of the tax rules, ensuring that the team can provide guidance and advice to our teams and provide appropriate help and certainty to customers.
● Provide leadership and support for high value litigation.
● Represent HMRC effectively with senior external stakeholders
● Provide highly visible people leadership and champion staff engagement
● Make a strong contribution to the leadership of BAI (and HMRC more widely) as a member of the BAI senior leadership team

 

As a senior leader in HMRC, you will play a key role in leadership, facilitating change and enhancing insight to improve decision making.

You should be comfortable working at pace in a complex, fast-moving, multi-stakeholder environment with high levels of senior visibility.

You will need to work collaboratively and be prepared to work confidently with ambiguity, able to range between low level data and strategic considerations, be a good communicator with strong inter-personal skills. Essential Criteria:

You will be able to demonstrate:


● Strong leadership skills, with experience of building and leading diverse teams and a proven record of delivering through others and across organisational boundaries
● Experienced tax or policy professional with a strong track record in developing policy and legislation, able to lead the design and development of innovative tax policy and technical solutions
● Ability to provide leadership in improving tax legislation and administration
● Strong stakeholder management and communication skills, able to deal confidently with senior officials, Ministers and external stakeholders
● Ability to think ...

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