Head of Tax

The Finance Department of the University of London is seeking to recruit an Head of Tax to join their department on a full time open ended basis.

The Role

The Head of Tax is responsible for delivery and continuous development of the University Tax Strategy, tax advisory services to all departments of the University and management of compliance and all tax risks.

The University is a diverse and decentralised organisation with a wide exposure to UK and international taxes in consequence.  Indirect taxes are the largest area of work for the tax function, and this incorporates a number of overseas registrations arising from the digital supply of our distance learning programmes to students across the world.

You will report directly to the Group Accountant, working in close partnership with the senior leadership team within Finance and with key stakeholders across the University.

To succeed in this role, you will have substantial experience in a VAT advisory role in a complex, dynamic organisation and previous experience of managing relationship with different stakeholders. Previous experience covering indirect tax advisory and/or compliance work within a commercial, University or public finance sector organisation is an essential requirement.

The role will entail overseeing the University’s compliance with HMRC’s ongoing Making Tax Digital programme as part of a rolling programme of systems transformation projects within Unit 4 Business World.

You will have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively in order to meet strict deadlines, along with the ability to take the lead on the provision of tax advisory services to all University projects and strategic developments.

Further Information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a CV and cover letter (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Monday 12th April 2021. In your covering letter, please outline clearly how your skills and experience match the person specification.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

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