Senior Tax Manager UK & Ireland

United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: UK & Ireland Senior Tax Manager Location: Woking About Capgemini With more than 190,000 people, Capgemini is present in over 40 countries andcelebrates its 50th Anniversary year in 2017. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, theCollaborative Business Experience^TM, and draws onRightshore^®, its worldwide delivery model.Learn more about us ********************. Rightshore^® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini About Core Services Alongside Application Services, Infrastructure Services and Capgemini Consulting, Core Services is one of the major UK business communities. Core Services is home to business specialists who support the UK business and the global teams based in the UK. Its aim is to provide both the processes and framework that underpin the business and specialist expertise to support initiatives. Main Purpose of the Role The UK & Ireland Senior Tax Manager will work in a tax team of two, reporting into the Company CFO. The role will lead the in-housed tax function (UK) and provide tax compliance services within the UK & Ireland region whilst working to maintain the UK low risk status with HMRC. The successful candidate will also be required to provide support to the business in tax advisory and international tax projects. The UK and Ireland Senior Tax Manager will be able to demonstrate and extend their tax knowledge and technical abilities in a stretching and entrepreneurial environment. This is a mixed tax role which would suit a candidate ready to take responsibility for a region, whilst maintaining the detail of a technical role. Key Responsibilities - Oversight and responsibility for all taxes (except payroll) for the UK and Ireland Region - Owner of the HMRC relationship and responsible for preserving the low risk status - Owner of SAO, Criminal Corporate Offence and other relevant legislative provisions - Responsibility for ensuring the UK Tax Strategy is adhered to across the business - Supporting the business in commercial pursuits including tax review of commercial contracts and deal structures (including international considerations) - Supporting the Group Tax Team and global tax community on ad hoc projects and queries involving the region, e.g. BEPS Initiatives and cross border contracts - Tax technical research and drafting responses to ad hoc enquiries from the business covering indirect, direct and employment taxes. - Responsible for the proactive education of the Capgemini Group for relevant tax changes and their impact - Management and preparation of accurate transfer pricing documentation, including APA and MAP claims - Management of the Corporation Tax Compliance cycle including reviewing R&D tax relief claims - Review, and potential preparation, of tax provisions under IFRS as part of the quarterly reporting cycle and year end statutory reporting, including liaison with the Group Tax and Group Consolidations teams in Paris. - Management (and preparation as required) to support PAYE compliance (e.g. PSA, P11D, Form 42, s16 TMA 1970 Returns in relation to contractor payments). - Managing the VAT Compliance process, including 8^th Directive refunds and EC Sales Lists. Person Profile Essential - Qualified ACCA/ACA/CA/CTA with diverse post-qualification experience in a tax setting. - Experience in a tax-based role in-house (with previous exposure to corporate, employment and VAT desirable). - Good tax technical skills, with a solid background in compliance. - Exposure to UK restructuring, cross-border contracts and international tax (withholding taxes, permanent establishment, transfer pricing). - Microsoft Excel skills to a good standard (e.g. competent in pivot tables, vlookup, "IF" formulae etc). - Proactive and enthusiastic approach to their work with the ability to work to deadlines with an attention to detail. - Strong communication skills, with the ability to form strong relationships with key stakeholders, including HMRC, Group Tax and external advisors, as well as the ability to articulate complex tax issues to non-tax professionals. - An interest in expanding their career in tax within a commercial environment by taking on additional responsibility whilst maintaining a technical, practical role. - An ability to and desire to keep up to date with changes in the tax arena and to communicate these across a variety of stakeholders. Desirable - Previous experience of working with ORACLE, Alphatax and Business Objects would be an advantage. What we'll offer you Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It's all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you. Why we're different At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often ground-breaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that's as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too. Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.
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