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Interim Group Tax Manager

Interim Group Tax Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Estha Heiden

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    03 Mar 00:00

  • Startdate:


Role profile: GROUP TAX MANAGER - Maternity Cover

-Tax compliance, strategy, policy and planning for the Group and its subsidiary companies.
-Point of contact for HMRC and external Tax Advisors.
-Oversight and development of Tax assistant
-Strategic insight and support in M&A transactions.

·The overall scope of this role is as follows:
-All corporate, sales and employment tax;
-Staff management responsibility;
-All members of the THE COMPANY governance structure; and
-All companies within the THE COMPANY structure.

·Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Line manages: Group Tax Assistant
·External: HMRC and professional advisors Internal: The Board, and all other members of the governance structure, the Executive; other senior staff, and other staff in the CEO's office


·Accountability & governance
-Work with the CFO to ensure an effective tax framework across THE COMPANY that keeps apace with the business's growth, activities and ambitions.
-Provide appropriate and timely information to the CFO to support THE COMPANY's tax framework.
-Work with the CFO to ensure high standards of probity, accountability and transparency.
-Ensure THE COMPANY's tax management and processes are fully compliant and cognisant of best practice.
-Keep abreast, horizon scanning to identify necessary changes to the THE COMPANY tax framework, ensuring potential impact is understood and managed appropriately.

·Contributing to leading the business
-Ensure that the Group's tax compliance is completed accurately and on time.
-Provide tailored support & advice for all business units to develop their understanding of tax implications of all current and future business activities.
-Advise and support the CFO so that she is well-positioned to understand the tax position of THE COMPANY.
-Oversee the transition to making tax digital for VAT
-Support the Executive in ensuring an appropriate tax framework is in place to meet statutory, regulatory and financial requirements.
-Ensure all policies and procedures related to tax are appropriately monitored and kept under review to safeguard THE COMPANY's interests.
-Ensure value for money in the planning of all activity.
-Establish and maintain strategic professional relationships with external tax advisers, HMRC, and senior management across The Group.
-Provide ad hoc support to the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance on matters arising within the areas covered by the role.

·Contributing to leading customer experience
-Ensure that the tax strategy and policies support the delivery of services to customers in accordance with the Business Plan.
-Be open to considering new technology and innovation to further improve tax compliance and support

·Leading people
-Act as a role model for the Group's values, utilising situational leadership to empower and encourage high performance and creativity within your team and other colleagues.
-Support the Executive in the effective management of change, integration and improvement.
-Help support a climate where diversity of profile and thought is valued and celebrated.
-To establish a robust culture of performance management with clear targets and monitoring arrangements to manage performance across the function.

Person specification: GROUP TAX MANAGER

-Acts with integrity, actively promotes the vision and role models the values of the Group.
-Strong negotiator and influencer, a natural diplomat, able to work intuitively with a wide range of stakeholders and secure buy-in.
-Champions a strong commitment to equality, diversity and tackling exclusion.
-Has the ability to work well under pressure and deliver results.
-Educated to degree level or equivalent through relevant training and/or experience. Evidence of continued professional development.
-Relevant professional qualification - CTA or equivalent.
-Experience of working within a corporate, commercial environment.
-Familiar with the tax arrangements and treatments applicable to a not-for-profit organisation.
-Experience of M&A and property development.

-Strong communication (oral, written and presentation) skills, with an approachable style, that inspires confidence.
-Able to manage complex situations with sensitivity and objectivity.
-Able to make sound judgements, to give advice to others and be accountable for that advice, without creating undue bureaucracy.
-Can constructively challenge others, including more senior people, to ensure they are acting in the best interests of the organisation, while maintaining professional relationships.
-An excellent planner and forward thinker, able to set future agendas to meet business needs.
-Able to assess risk and promote risk awareness without being risk averse.
-Has strong financial acumen, is able to effectively manage budgets
-Able to champion the optimisation of the use of IT and other new technology.
-Able to see the big picture, while taking a pragmatic approach to supporting business needs.
-Strong organisational skills