Tax Assistant Manager

Our client is a leading financial services company with over 35 years’ experience providing innovative finance solutions to consumers and companies across a diverse range of sectors. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified tax professional to join the Group Finance team based in the Staines Head Office.

As a Tax Assistant Manager, you will participate and contribute by supporting the Group Head of Tax with all aspects of tax compliance, managing tax authority relationships, tax planning, tax risk, tax strategy and delivering commercial tax advice to all Business Units and Group companies across all jurisdictions in which the Group operates (Currently UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland).

You will also work collaboratively with Tax Team, Financial Control, Managers and all colleagues to create opportunities to support the success of the company, as well as enhance, develop and comply with all corporate governance requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • To deliver and demonstrate fair customer outcomes to all customers.

  • Adhere to corporate governance regimes and work with Group Head of Tax to ensure effective processes and working environment are in place to manage and minimise risk.

  • Support the implementation of an appropriate tax governance structure including SAO and tax strategy and assisting the Group Head of Tax to ensure that the Group operates within this structure.

  • Preparation of VAT (and other statistical filings), Corporate Tax and Employment Tax statutory compliance submissions for Group Head of Tax review, in the UK and other European jurisdictions, ensuring submissions are made in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Preparation of internal quarterly and annual tax forecasting, reporting and disclosures.

  • Posting tax payment journals, completing tax balance sheet reconciliations and arranging tax payments.

  • Become the main day to day contact with the Business Unit Finance teams to ensure accurate tax information is produced.

  • Support the delivery of tax advice to the business in both a reactive and proactive capacity. This will involve supporting the Group Head of Tax to provide tax advice to the company divisions working with external professional service providers where necessary.

  • Keeping informed of any changes in legislation that could impact business operations.

  • In line with the published tax strategy assist the Group Head of Tax with maximising tax savings by providing tax efficient advice to the business units, utilising available concessions and identifying opportunities to redesign and optimise tax solutions to deliver increased Profit After Tax.

  • Support Group Head of Tax with the provision of tax advice on new products and expansion into new jurisdictions

  • Identify risks and implementing solutions within all tax processes for continued improvement

  • Developing transfer pricing strategy and planning with the Group Head of Tax

  • Prepare P11Ds maintain appropriate P11D dispensations.

  • Calculate tax due under the PSA and to review and maintain an appropriate PSA.

  • Support tax audits and take any appropriate action arising.

  • Retain existing customers and develop new customers whilst maintaining business portfolio quality

  • Develop reporting for tax and accounting and become a systems expert.

  • Reporting on any regulatory reporting requirements.

  • Produce and maintain procedure documentation for all routine tax compliance processes.

  • Ensure compliance with J-SOX requirements and all relevant legislation.

  • You will be a qualified tax professional with practice or in-house tax experience with exposure to and knowledge of UK tax legislation​

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to work with and collaborate with colleagues

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to complete tasks following defined process

  • Ability to think differently and outside the box

  • Ability to plan own day and prioritise work

  • Ability to work directly with multiple stakeholders

  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft office particularly excel

  • Knowledge of preparing corporate tax computations.