UK Tax Manager

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This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading group as a UK Tax Manager.

To manage and deliver on the tax planning & strategy objectives of the overall group to ensure the tax position is optimised. Work with a wide range of multi-discipline teams and senior stakeholders, to lead on providing tax analysis and solutions on multiple complex projects, transactions and business initiatives across the group; with the complex tax analysis/interpretation and strategic decision making required in this role

Key Facts

  • A member of the UK Tax team, with emphasis on Tax
  • Planning & Strategy
  • Reporting to Director, UK Tax
  • Works in matrix. Plays key role in developing other (more junior) colleagues within tax

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop, evaluate and implement tax planning strategies that will optimise OCF and cash flow from the operations. Identify tax risks to the group’s tax position and design and implement strategies to optimise the position
  • Lead and deliver in providing tax input on multiple projects, transactions and business initiatives across the group as assigned. This will include business and finance projects at subsidiary / purchased brands / companies and complex operational finance projects
  • Lead and manage all tax aspects of projects related to M&A transactions as assigned, including acquisitions & dispositions, establishment of JV arrangements, relevant tax due diligence, acquisition and integration tax structuring, whilst ensuring efficient use of internal and external resources
  • Lead the UK tax aspects around complex Treasury & Finance positions, transactions and structures for the group, making decisions to ensure tax risk and positions are optimised; working closely with senior Treasury Team members
  • Lead the work required to ensure the group is fully compliant with its obligations to report to HMRC under the UK’s International Movement if Capital (IMOC) rules, involving ongoing and timely analysis of loan and share transactions across the group
  • Manage the group’s position in relation to the UK Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules, ensuring that exposures are minimised. This will include providing real time advice and decision making on relevant group-wide transactions, corporate restructuring and complying with the CFC tax compliance requirements in this complex tax area
  • Proactively monitor new UK tax legislative developments and consider their impact on the tax position of the group. Provide constructive workable solutions and advice to senior management on how to optimise the group’s position in light of the currently rapidly changing UK tax landscape
  • Lead the quarterly (Q) US GAAP reporting for all Parent group and subsidiary UK legal entities and using tax technical skills and judgement to determine the tax accounting positions to be taken, while meeting the stringent Q deadlines
  • Manage the updates & Sign off of Long Range Plan (LRP) tax module for UK tax. Lead the ongoing monitoring of areas of UK tax volatility and use this knowledge to inform the decisions of senior management and proactively input into strategic business decision making
  • Maintain a strong and professional relationship with Tax Authorities. Proactively manage this interaction in the context of the requirements around tax transparency and the tax authorities’ Business Risk Rating for the group
  • Proactively identify, minimise and manage the risks and exposures of the Group’s UK tax position and ensure appropriate communication to senior management
  • Share past experiences and institutional knowledge/insights effectively both within and outside of the Corporate Tax Team
  • Foster an environment in which all members of Corporate Tax
  • Team work collaboratively to achieve goals and objectives for the wider group
  • Ensure external tax fees and resources are efficiently and appropriately deployed


  • Tax has a high profile within the company, being a key component of M&A transactions and Corporate Finance
  • High profile in the public domain. Many initiatives from e.g. G20, OECD, EU on tax planning & avoidance of multinationals
  • Complex tax optimization environment due to various funding pools and public listings

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in a large group environment or advisory firm. A professional with strong tax experience in the following areas – complex tax planning and optimisation in an international context, including restructurings, CFCs, treasury tax matters, M&A and good awareness across all the taxes
  • Specific Knowledge: Strong UK Tax Technical knowledge within an international context. Experienced in implementing and managing complex transactions/planning in a tax efficient manner
  • Behavioural: Works well in team environment (managers, peers, subordinates within tax department; other colleagues).
  • Other Requirements: Strong analytical skills and attention for detail, ambitious, highly motivated, energetic, hard worker. Ability to deal with complex information, and recognise technical and commercial issues and implications. Ability to communicate effectively. Excited to become a member of a leading, best practice global tax team.

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