Tax Manager

Tax Manager

Guernsey, Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
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Due to our unprecedented growth, we’re on the hunt for a talented Tax Manager to join our Finance team in either Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Salford Quays, Manchester, or Guernsey.
There has never been a better time to join First Central in these very exciting times, as we continue on our growth journey, as this role takes responsibility for tax compliance across all taxes that the Group is subject to and across all jurisdictions in which the Group operates, such as Guernsey, UK and Gibraltar.
You’ll own the Group’s tax strategy and tax policy, ensuring compliance across the Group with all tax provisions/legislation applicable to the Group and to mitigate all tax risks. Coordinating the preparation and submission of corporation tax returns, you’ll be the “go-to” person for queries from the relevant tax authority in each jurisdiction.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
  • Professional taxation qualification (Chartered Institute of Taxation or equivalent)
  • Extensive post-qualification experience, within the insurance industry
  • Experience of having worked in a Group and across different jurisdictions (preferably the UK, Guernsey and Gibraltar)
Job responsibilities
  • Coordination of detailed documentation to support the corporation tax return submissions, for example ensuring appropriate documentation is in place under the Guernsey Economic Substance Test (GEST) rules
  • Review all corporation tax payments, both on account and final, and ensure payments are submitted within deadlines
  • Review and approve the quarterly VAT returns prepared by the Financial Control Department before they are submitted to HMRC
  • Review and approve the quarterly IPT returns prepared by the Financial Control Department before they are submitted to HMRC
  • Review and approve all PAYE returns before they are submitted to HMRC, including PAYE settlement agreements
  • Own the Group’s Transfer Pricing (TP) Policy and review/sign off the monthly outputs from the model
  • Liaise with the Financial Control Department to ensure that the monthly TP journal is posted to the ledger
  • Ensure the TP Policy and model are updated to reflect OECD/BEPS/relevant tax regulations changes
  • Agree planning assumptions with the Corporate Finance Director/FLT ensuring the TP model is updated for planning purposes
  • Update tax disclosures in the financial statements of the Group’s entities
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Professional taxation qualification (Chartered Institute of Taxation or equivalent) together with substantial post-qualification experience,  within the insurance industry
  • Strong technical tax knowledge especially around BEPS/Transfer Pricing rules
  • Knowledge of FCA requirements (including SMCR and TCF)
  • Experience of having dealt with tax investigations/tax audits
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written including presentation skills to Boards/Committees
  • Excellent planning skills and ability to deliver under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and to appropriate quality
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify problems and adopt a logical approach to resolving problems
  • Embrace, embed and incorporate the Group’s values (Ambition, Ownership, Agile, Collaboration)
  • Strives to drive business improvements and contribute to the success of the business
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and takes initiative to make decisions
What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • A day off for your birthday
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

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