Group Tax Manager

Job Title: Group Tax Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PS - 2924_1568277882
Contact Name: Phil Smyth
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

A multinational high-growth retail group are looking to hire a first-time Group Tax Manager to join their HQ finance team in Central London. This newly created role will be responsible for the hands-on management of the Group's direct and indirect tax across the UK and internationally, with lots of projects to lead and to be involved in.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation and filing of the UK corporation tax returns.
  • Implement the groups transfer pricing policy, ensuring appropriate group and local country documentation is in place.
  • Research and provide tax advice on the implications of key transactions and expansion decisions of the Group.
  • Preparation of the VAT returns in the UK, European branches and subsidiaries, Canadian GST returns and US sales tax returns.
  • Oversight of the VAT returns for distance selling in the UK and Rest of the World.
  • Preparation of year-end group tax consolidation and disclosures for the group.
  • Responsibility for readiness preparations for the Senior Accounting Officer regime and then ongoing compliance and certification.
  • Creation and then subsequent ownership of a tax risk register for the group, documenting the group's tax risks and approach to mitigating these risks via processes and controls.
  • Maintenance and annual update of tax strategy publication on the website.
  • Manage the relationship with HMRC and lead the response to any HMRC or local tax authority enquiries.


  • Professionally qualified in tax or accountancy (ACA and/or CTA).
  • Comfortable working independently/with a low level of supervision.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get into and question the detail.
  • Commercially aware and able to build relationships with stakeholders across the business.
  • Strong project management skills.