International Tax Manager

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    London, London

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    International Tax

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    Phil Smyth

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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My client are a FTSE 250 multinational group currently looking to hire an International Tax Manager to join their Head office tax team, based in London.

The role will report into the Group Tax Manager and will assist in the management of the Group's tax affairs in particular as it relates to international operations. The role will be responsible for managing all the tax affairs in the relevant jurisdictions (currently North and South America, Middle-East and Asia Pacific), including planning together with compliance and reporting oversight as well as developing strong partnerships with the Business Units and other functions. In addition to strong tax technical capabilities, the candidate must demonstrate proven project management skills across multi-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Unit partnering and agility to respond to a breadth of queries
  • Assist in establishing operations in new geographies or restructurings as required
  • Provide UK-outbound tax planning support for international operations of the UK-headquartered company, including repatriation strategies and local country tax planning opportunities
  • Review and negotiation of tax clauses in customer and vendor contracts
  • Lead restructuring and other planning initiatives including coordination of the internal and external teams
  • Advising, with input from advisors as relevant, on all aspects of tax in relation to the relevant jurisdictions, including indirect, direct and employment taxes
  • Compliance and reporting oversight to the extent that it relates to the relevant jurisdictions
  • Assist with year-end statutory accounts preparation and audit defence
  • Support the preparation of the annual transfer pricing documentation, as required
  • Provide support to the Tax Group outside of immediate responsibilities, as required


  • Relevant degree and strong academic record
  • Professional certification (ideally CTA, ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Consummate commercial experience gained in Big 4/Tier A accountancy firm or Blue Chip in-house tax department
  • Strong tax technical and tax accounting skills across all areas of corporation tax
  • Experience of international tax and transfer pricing
  • Good computer skills including Excel
  • Ability to create positive relationships across multiple jurisdictions and cultures
  • A great team player and a desire to build a culture of performance excellence

For further information on the role, please contact Phil Smyth on