Group Tax Manager - North West

£50k - £65k + bonus + benefits - Tax
Ref: 281 Date Posted: Tuesday 25 Jan 2022
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In-House Group Tax Manager – Chester - £50k to £65k + bonus and benefits – Hybrid/Part-time hours offered.

Our client, based in Chester is experiencing substantial growth and through acquisitions, that growth will continue for the foreseeable future. It is recognised it would be beneficial to have an in-house Tax Manager who can take a lead on the day-to-day overview of the compliance but be a focal lead on all matters tax-related and liaise with the external advisors, as and when required.

This is a new post; thus the successful applicant can make the role their own at an exciting time, as the business continues to grow and develop.

Job Purpose

Working as part of the central finance team you will manage the direct and indirect tax compliance processes, the group’s transfer pricing arrangements as well as strategic tax planning across a number of jurisdictions.

Main Responsibilities :

  • Prepare annual UK corporation tax returns in house
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly VAT returns for the UK and other European territories
  • Review tax returns prepared by third party advisors on behalf of trading subsidiaries
  • Manage engagement, ensuring timely completion and review, of overseas direct and indirect tax filings by advisors for certain overseas territories, including USA and countries within Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America
  • Have responsibility for preparing an annual tax cashflow forecast including accurate estimates of timing and quantity of payments for both direct and indirect taxes
  • Identify and mitigate tax risks
  • Review transfer pricing policy at least annually and/or following any significant business event with the assistance of third party advisors
  • Maintain transfer pricing documentation and ensure compliance with transfer pricing policy around the group
  • Provide the first line in-house support for tax queries from across the group
  • Manage the relationship with HMRC
  • Prepare annual statutory tax disclosures and deal with auditors on all tax-related matters
  • Support business development activities, including the integration of subsidiary and product acquisitions

It would be beneficial to be qualified ACCA/ACA/CTA but more importantly we are seeking someone with practical experience of working with international tax. The role would suit someone making their first move out of the profession or someone seeking their next role in industry. This is an organisation that supports and encourages a work life balance, and thus part-time or condensed hours are offered, along with the option to work from home two days a week. It is essential you can work using your own initiative and possess strong Excel skills coupled with the ability to be able to converse complex tax matters easily to non-finance colleagues.