Operational Taxes Manager

Norwich, UK
18 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Manager to join our Tax team, which provides expert tax services to companies within the Group and to Aviva Investors. This position is based in Norwich, working with colleagues across five locations.

The team covers a wide scope including operational and transaction taxes, insurance premium taxes, corporation tax, VAT and employment taxes.

This role will primarily be focused on providing operational tax advice and support relating to investment assets held worldwide and may also include work involving other taxes as experience permits, in order to ensure the most efficient use of resource across the wider team.

The day to day responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Liaising with Aviva colleagues and within custodian banks to ensure appropriate prioritisation
  • Ensuring accurate and appropriate operational tax documentation is in place across the business
  • Assessment of custodian bank performance on operational tax deliverables
  • Ongoing consideration of improvements and development of process automation

Skills & experience we are looking for:

  • Either an accountant, qualified tax professional or otherwise comparably qualified by experience (gained either in industry or in practice)
  • Strong operational tax knowledge and experience, with an ability to readily evaluate and effectively communicate the impact of new developments
  • Strong capabilities in Excel are essential, as is good experience of building and editing documents
  • A great teammate with an open, collaborative and proactive approach, willing to test new ideas and embrace change, looking for opportunities to identify and address key issues and simplify existing processes

What will you get for this role?

  • Salary between £40,000-£48,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

We care about the well-being of our employees:

How you feel at home, work and all aspects of your life are important to us. Our programme - 'Be Healthy', 'Be Mindful', 'Be Secure' and 'Be Awesome' supports physical, mental, financial and social well-being!

Here are just a few highlights:

  • Download Aviva Digital GP - a 24/7 personal GP service that enables video consultation with a GP and pharmacy service at the touch of a button
  • We offer all UK employees subscriptions to Headspace for FREE
  • We have subsidised 70% off the normal gym membership prices, meaning for a reduced monthly fee there is access to a wide range of fitness venues

Additional Information and Equal Opportunity:

One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we love to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

Our diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives are crafting an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of age, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or those with other caring responsibilities. Our approach helps to ensure Aviva as a place which values difference and provides equal opportunities for all.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability (as defined in The Equality Act 2010) whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. (By 'minimum criteria' we mean that you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential). Please apply through the website and then email the contact listed in the advert to notify us that you meet the conditions for the guaranteed interview scheme.

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