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Head of Tax


City of London


£120,000 to £140,000



Head of Tax, Financial Services

City of London (2/3 days working from home)

A listed financial services business is looking to appoint a group tax lead. Reporting to the UK CFO, this position is purposed to bring tax in-house and will involve the design and implementation of a best-in-class group tax operating model. Responsibilities will be all-encompassing for the management of tax strategy and compliance processes, however specifics include:

- Consulting and advising senior finance and commercial stakeholders as relating to tax

- Design and maintenance of an effective tax strategy for global business operations

- Oversight of the compliance process for all taxes impacting the group and managing the relationship with external advisors

- Liaison with auditors and tax authorities

- Management of cash tax for quarterly and year-end reporting. Review of consolidated effective tax rate forecasts and providing routine tax information for group reporting purposes

- Oversight of transfer pricing arrangements and international taxes across varied jurisdictions

- Leading on tax considerations for M&A and strategic projects.

This is a superb opportunity for an experienced Senior Tax Manager holding in-house Head of Tax aspirations. While the position has no direct reports initially, this business is experiencing growth and direct reports will likely be required as the in-house tax function becomes established.

What we are looking for:

  • ACA/CTA qualification essential with significant post qualified experience
  • Experience within the financial services is essential
  • Extensive experience with corporate taxes essential, and additional experience of indirect taxes and dealing with transactions advantageous
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder skills
  • The right to work permanently in the UK


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