Head of Tax

Posted 7 months ago by Pure
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Sector Corporate Tax
Hours Full Time
Job Type In House
Recruiter Type Recruitment Consultant
Posted 7 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 8 April 2018

Oversee all aspects of corporate and project tax (which includes LLPs, LPs, corporates and unit trusts).

  • Developing and "owning" tax strategies for different areas of the business.
  • Working closely with all Argent Related partners and development teams, drive major tax structuring projects (and restructuring projects for existing developments).
  • Identify tax planning opportunities and process improvements.
  • On an ongoing basis, assess tax risks and recommend strategies to mitigate them.
  • Regular communication of current technical opportunities and risks to non-experts within the business.
  • Continually monitor and communicate changes in tax legislation, as appropriate.
  • Regular and effective communication with investor tax teams based in UK, Australia and USA and oversight of tax reporting to investors and ad-hoc requests.
  • Be proactive in advising senior management of tax issues/opportunities that may have meaningful consequences.

Oversee the relationships with key external parties including HMRC and tax consultants/advisors.

  • Oversee the strategy for dealing with on-going tax enquires.
  • Provide oversight over whether the tax projects are proceeding on time, on budget and in accordance with plan.
  • Develop and maintain a forward looking priority and resource plan covering both internal resource and external tax consultants.
  • Oversight of the VAT and CIS return process, dealing with ad-hoc queries as they arise.
  • Preparation of Board minutes in relation to tax and projects.
  • Supporting the business on all tax related projects and queries. Conduct oneself with the highest level of business integrity.

Ideal Candidate


  • ACA, CTA or equivalent experience gained in either an accountancy or legal role.
  • Experience in project managing large tax projects with multiple stakeholders and advisors.
  • Superior organisational skills, and a proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to assimilate complex legal documents.
  • Experience managing tax matters relating to partnerships, including LPs and LLPs.
  • Superior interpersonal skills:
    • Ease in working with people up and down the organization hierarchy.
    • Naturally adaptive to different audiences.
    • Diplomatically assertive.


  • Experience of real-estate tax issues.
  • Experience of private equity tax and accounting.
  • Understanding of US tax reporting.
  • Practical knowledge of VAT would be an advantage.
  • Excellent Excel knowledge.
  • Strategic thinker with a keen understanding of value creation.
  • Creative and innovative problem-solver.
  • Ability to think as easily at 60,000 feet as at the granular level.
  • Naturally thinks and acts like an owner.
  • External profile including industry contacts
  • Strong sense of integrity and ethics. Values entrepreneurialism. Demonstrates strong intellectual curiosity; always seeking new approaches and challenging the organization to new levels of success.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Willing to travel occasionally between New York and London.

This role is being managed on a retained and exclusive basis by Michael Johnson at Pure Search. Any third-party applications will be forwarded to Michael Johnson for consideration.


Pure was established in 1999 and is the UK's leading tax recruitment firm, a market positioning which reflects the expertise and knowledge of our consultants. This, in conjunction with the strength...

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