Head of Tax

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    Compliance, Direct Tax, International Tax

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  • Salary:

    Dependent on Experience

  • Contact:

    Amy Peoples

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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About our client - Energy Assets Group:

From an original concept fifteen years ago to develop an industrial and commercial (“I&C”) gas metering business, Energy Assets has expanded into the electric meter and data sector, multi-utility infrastructure provision and latterly into the ownership and operation of independent gas, electric and fibre networks.

This expansion into network ownership has resulted in Energy Assets Group (EAG) becoming the sole UK vertically integrated business addressing the gas, electric, fibre and water utilities market across energy suppliers, developers, intermediaries and end user customers. In addition, the company helps private and public sectors to improve their energy efficiency through ground-breaking technologies, data analytics and innovative customer-focused processes.

Partnered with Energy Assets Group, Rutherford Cross is pleased to bring this rare opportunity to the market. The Head of Tax will be responsible for taking accountability for all tax activities to include compliance, planning, structuring of corporate transactions, risk management and reporting.  The job is based in Livingston, commutable from either Edinburgh or Glasgow, but the company is working remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.


The successful candidate will develop and maintain an effective tax strategy, formulating overall tax philosophy and approach to compliance, tax planning and tax risk management.  You will be responsible for defining strategic tax objectives, key tax related tasks and areas of focus.  You will manage tax compliance and take an active role in tax planning, providing strategic tax analysis of significant anticipated deals and investment projects.

The job requires an individual who can continuously monitor changes in tax legislation and industry specific regulations, coordinating political and industry tax lobbying.  You will develop tax risk management standards, policies and procedures and manage any tax disputes which may arise.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in Corporate Tax, obtained in either a Big 4, top tier accounting firm or in an industry setting.  Ideally, you will have spent some time in industry. You will be a qualified (CA or CTA) and you will have superior analytical skills, as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills with sensitivity to different cultures.  You will be able to build trusted relationships within the organization and with all relevant external stakeholders.

The Head of Tax role will offer a competitive basic salary with a generous package as well as a real opportunity to shape the job and the function in an incredibly exciting business.  To discuss in confidence please contact amypeoples@rutherfordcross.com or call 07494 280 152.