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Jake Hearn

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Jake Hearn

Consultant - Tax

Recruiting tax professionals into industry across all levels from Tax Accountant up to Tax Director. I specialise in Technology, IT, Internet and Media industries.

My network ranges from FTSE and large corporate groups to SMEs. I am not just limited to London, my client base spans from the South West up to Scotland and across Europe.

My time at Pro is my first foray into recruitment having progressed through an excellent AC training program. Having always had a keen interest in the media and technology industry, it has been interesting to learn of the industry’s tax implications.

When I'm not at work I like to stay active by playing sport or going to the gym and to socialise with friends. Very cliché and uninteresting.

jake's latest roles

  • Tax Manager

    £77500 - £87500 per annum

    Tax Manager London Up to £87,500 FTE Are you seeking a part-time Tax Manager role? Are you looking to add FTSE listed experience to your CV? Do you want to work for an international business that is continui...

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  • International Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    International Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 Are you looking for an in-house role with exciting projects? Are you looking to broaden your tax experience to international issues? Do you want to work for a m...

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  • Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Tax Manager Feltham Up to £70,000 Are you a corporate tax specialist looking for a first move into industry? Or are you working in-house and seeking experience with a large multinational? Do you want a role ...

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What people say about Jake

This was the first time I interacted with Pro Tax and it has been very positive. I've very much enjoyed working with Jake in securing my next job. I found Jake was particularly good at keeping in touch and keeping me up to date with progress.


The candidates you put forward for interview were at the correct experience level and had the right personalities required for the roles. You were very honest when assessing whether potential candidates were genuinely interested in the role, to avoid time wasting.

 

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Companies Jake has worked with

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Vodafone is a multinational telecommunications and constituent of the FTSE 100. They own and operate networks in 26 countries and have partner networks in over 50 additional countries.

PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York. PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. 

Founded in 1983, Pret-a-Manger is sandwich shop chain headquartered in the UK with approximately 500 shops in 9 countries. This includes Europe, the US  and  Asia.

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jake's articles

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June 2018: Tax Movers & Shakers

Posted by Jake Hearn

Practice The summer holiday season has certainly not slowed things on the recruitment front across Tax with some senior career moves that will pack a real punch in the market! Luke Prout has moved from Macintyre Hudson as a Tax Manager in Peterborough to the Peterborough office of Streets at Partner level. Having headed Mazar’s Poole office as the Tax Director for 11 years Richard Meller has just joined RSM Southampton as their Tax Director Jumpstart the Research and Development Tax Specialists have just appointed David Woods and Simon Mitchell as their Business Development Managers who will focus on sweeping the South East Of England. With a strong foothold in the South West Tax Market Bishop Fleming haver promoted not one but three Directors to Partner which are Isobel Savage, Nathan Coughlin and John Talbot. Finally sure to cause waves across the midlands Eleanor Macdonald has moved over to the powerhouse that is EY as their Director in Technology and Transformation in their Birmingham office and joins from Deloitte where she spent ten years of her career. Commerce and Industry Claire Hodgson has joined Brewin Dolphin as Head of Tax based in London. She joins from Kornferry where she was a Tax Project Manager. MBDA have appointed Jonathan Eldridge as Group Tax Director based in Stevenage. Jonathan joins from Huawei where he was International Tax Director for 2 years. GVC Group have announced the appointment of Charlie Sutters as Director of Tax, Treasury & Insurance from June 2018. Charlie joins from Ladbrokes Coral Group where he has been since 2016.

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60 Seconds - Will Flint, Director of Tax at Daily Mail and General Trust plc

Posted by Jake Hearn

What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago on how to make Head of Tax? Don’t be afraid to make clear decisions and recommendations: tax is complicated, so the businesses want you to tell them what to do. What does DMGT do well? DMGT give me the freedom and autonomy to just get on with it. What is your biggest bugbear about CVs? Superb CVs landing on your desk that get you excited, only to be told the person is no longer available. How would your team describe you? I’d like to say “He can always find humour in the situation.” I suspect they would be ruder than that. If not in tax, what would the dream be? Sinking the winning putt at the Open. Biggest superstition/fear? Heights. The Sydney Harbour Bridge walk was at once my biggest terror and biggest thrill. I’d love to do a bungee jump, but they would have to throw me off the top! What is your morning routine before work? Early morning cup of tea in bed before the kids need getting up: there’s no rest once you start chivvying the kids to get dressed and breakfasted. Skiing or beach? Beach. There’s nothing like being buried in the sand to make the kids happy. Who is your hero? My wife: it’s amazing quite how often her judgment is spot on. What is your life hack / top tip? Get the work/life balance right: you can always get another job, but you only have one family.

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60 Seconds - Niki Phillips, Director of Tax at The Financial Times

Posted by Jake Hearn

Niki Phillips started her working life as a VAT Executive Officer in H.M. Customs & Excise, before retraining as a Chartered Accountant in tax with EY. Having moved into industry more than 10 years ago, she currently heads up the tax team at Financial Times, which has been built up from scratch over the last two years, since Nikkei Inc purchased the FT group. What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago on how to make Head of Tax? Take every opportunity that works for you, you never know where it might lead and, if something’s not working out, move on. What do Financial Times do well? Technology. FT has made this a priority to keep moving with the times. In 2012, our digital subscriber base exceeded print circulation for the first time and in 2016, digital revenues exceeded print revenues for the first time. Digital now represents more than three-quarters of FT’s total paying audience and mobile drives almost half of the total traffic. What is your biggest bugbear about CVs? Waffle. Never put something on a CV that makes people think “well, what does that actually mean?” and never include anything that you can’t back up in a discussion, with solid examples. How would your team describe you? I was recently introduced by one of them as ‘the fountain of all knowledge’ which is definitely an exaggeration! I think they’d normally describe me as a little bit mad, because I’ve spent a large part of my ‘working’ life not actually working, but sailing! If not in tax, what would the dream be? That’s easy because I spend half my life doing it – sailing … long-term, long-distance sailing. Biggest superstition/fear? My fear is getting to the end of my life with serious regrets. I don’t have any yet, thankfully. What is your morning routine before work? Up at 6.20. Three mornings a week I go swimming before going to the office. Skiing or beach? I’d have to say skiing, as I used to race (slalom), though I haven’t been skiing now for about 20 years. Who is your hero? I’ve never had an all-encompassing hero, but I most admire ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things and especially those who don’t shout about it, so nobody’s ever heard of them. What is your life hack / top tip? Always be bold with thoughts and actions and stand up for what you believe in.

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