Overall Purpose of the Job:
(State briefly why the job exists)
Provide additional support to management of Group Tax affairs and bring preparation of UK tax returns in –house.
(Describe the important end results of the job, i.e., what has to be achieved and why. Start with the most important and number each one separately))
Prepare UK corporate tax returns – currently prepared by advisers.
Prepare replies to Inland Revenue queries – currently done by advisers.
Assist Group Tax Manager with tax advice to business on foreign tax considerations.
Assist Group Tax Manager with advice on employee tax/expatriate tax issues.
Liase with Group Contracts Department on tax issues in commercial agreements.
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(Show job titles and under c), indicate briefly the purpose of each job))
a) Immediate Supervisor(s)
Group Tax Manager
Group Tax Manager
b) Other jobs reporting to the same supervisor:
c) Immediate Subordinates:
Assistant Compliance Accountant – prepare accounts information for tax returns.
(Record any significant quantities on which job has some effect, e.g. budget or turnover, records processed, employees supervised. Where appropriate, express annual figures and indicate the year to which they relate.
Reduce professional fees for compliance by £15k – £20k. Reduce reliance on external advisors for tax consulting advice.
Job Context and Main Activities:
(Outline the context in which the job operates and record the types of activity involved in achieving principal accountabilities:
Applying tax knowledge to preparation of Tax returns and providing commercial tax advice to the business and Group support functions.
Decision making Authority/Level of Supervision Required:
Reports to Group Tax Manager.
(Who are the job holder’s most important contacts and for what purpose? Consider both external and internal contacts, excluding immediate supervisor and subordinates, but including personnel at other locations , if appropriate)
Internal: Liase with Group Finance for accounts information and other Group support functions as necessary; liase with Tax Advisers for high level review of computations; liase with foreign Tax Advisers and Business Managers on overseas tax issues; liase with HR department on PAYE/Benefits/Expat issues; provide advice to Group contracts department on tax issues in commercial agreements.
(Identify the most complex or demanding aspects of the job)
Keep compliance up to date, commercial awareness, good communication skills to business
Job Knowledge and Experience:
(Indicate only the essential background qualifications, education, skills and aptitudes, specialist training and experience necessary to perform the job competently)