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Group Tax Manager reporting to the Global Head of Finance, you will be working with other teams across finance and with outsourced service providers this role will be responsible for tax compliance for corporate tax, VAT and other indirect tax. The role will maintain transfer pricing policies and documentation and monitor developments in tax legislation to drive the group’s tax planning and tax risk management. The role will support the finance reporting team in calculating the tax provisions for key entities within the Client and work with the HR team on employment tax issues.
o Monitor developments in corporate tax legislation and advise management on the implications for the Client.
o Develop relationships with Clients HMRC tax contacts and communicate effectively to help manage our tax risk.
o Prepare the annual UK company tax returns.
o Calculate the required tax instalments and monitor the deadlines to ensure all taxes are paid on time.
o Complete Lloyd’s tax filings and work closely with the Lloyd’s tax team to ensure Client is compliant with all the latest developments.
o Prepare tax disclosures for the group and UK/Irish subsidiary accounts.
o Maintain the required transfer pricing documentation and advise the business on transfer pricing risks.
o Oversee outsourced service providers to ensure effective tax compliance across the European offices of the Client.
o Prepare the quarterly UK VAT returns.
o Support the development of appropriate processes to ensure the effectiveness of the VAT reporting.
o Complete all the controls over the VAT reporting processes.
o Monitor developments in VAT legislation and advise on the implications to Client
o Support the definition of business processes to ensure other taxes are paid as required.
o Support talent management with queries as they arise in relation to employment tax working with outsourced service providers.
o Provide effective oversight of all group tax activities and monitor tax compliance in non-European locations to ensure appropriate standards are maintained.
o Support the business with tax advice and the provision of tax residence certificates.
o Recommend tax strategy opportunities for enhancing Clients tax efficiency and maintaining efficient compliance practices.
o Oversee and enhance the company’s tax compliance and underlying business processes to maintain appropriate controls for tax reporting.
o Prepare the annual SAO notifications and certifications.
o Support the Head of Global Finance and the Head of Global Financial Reporting on other tax requirements as required.
Education and Qualifications
o University degree in any discipline
o Professional tax qualification
Skills and Abilities
o Understanding of UK tax reporting and compliance
o Experience of insurance company tax issues.
o Exposure to a range of tax
o Highly technical in accountancy skills, especially UK GAAP and IFRS
o General commercial and financial knowledge
o Insurance and Lloyd’s specific knowledge preferable
o Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
o Advanced excel skills
o Able to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing
o Able to work on own initiative
o Strong team working skills
o The ability to manage time, meet deadlines and prioritise
Knowledge and Experience
o Proven post qualification experience, ideally gained within the Insurance sector
o Experience of operating tax compliance activities