28 days old
2018-07-172018-08-16

Group Tax Manager - Temporary 12 - 14 month maternity cover

Ei Group plc
  • Job Code
    Ei GroupClosing Date 26/07/18

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will have responsibility for and will manage all tax for the Group and its subsidiaries, which includes the tax compliance, tax accounting and tax advisory work for the different business units within the Group. Key responsibilities include ensuring we pay and account for the correct and optimum level of corporation tax, VAT, MGD, employment taxes and stamp taxes, and ensuring tax compliance and reporting is in line with best practice and is as efficient as possible, and is in line with HMRC guidelines. Although this candidate will report to the Head of Treasury & Tax, this role assumes responsibility for, and takes ownership of, the entire tax function. The candidate will manage, support and train the Group Tax Accountant and manage the Group’s relationship with HMRC and external tax advisors and auditors. This role is critical to the Group’s desire to use internal resource to produce its tax accounting and tax reporting information, and provide advice where required to the Group. The job holder will also ensure the Group is fully compliant with the latest tax and VAT legislation through cross department communication and process audit and will manage and drive the Group’s aim to optimise its tax position


Contract

12 -14 month maternity cover

Part Time - 3 days per week


Who are we?

We are the largest pub company in the UK, with over 4,500 properties that are predominantly run as leased and tenanted pubs. We aim to partner with entrepreneurs passionate about pubs, by granting leases and tenancies to the best publicans. We recruit high quality, commercially minded managers for our managed pubs, as well as collaborating with experienced experts in the pub industry


Core Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be expected to gain a complete understanding of the Group’s tax and VAT accounting processes and controls. This will allow them to manage completion of all areas within the remit of the Group tax function


Corporation Tax

  • Oversee, manage and review of the production and submission of c.12 corporation tax computations in-house using OneSource tax software
  • Oversee, manage and review of the calculation of tax accounting provisions for interim and year end Group and statutory accounts, including deferred tax on chargeable gains (contingent tax accounting), fixed assets and share schemes under IFRS/FRS 101 and effective tax rate forecasting
  • Oversee, manage and review of the production of accurate payment on account forecasts for the Group’s subsidiaries
  • Oversee, manage and review of the chargeable gains calculation for property disposals, including rollover relief claims
  • Oversee, manage and review of the preparation of capital allowances claims, including deferred revenue expenditure claims
  • Oversee, manage and review of the audit of capital allowances categorisation of capital projects to ensure the company is following the correct legislation and making the most beneficial claims
  • Ensure the Group holds procedure notes and control documents for all key areas of corporation tax and write and review new ones as they become necessary
  • Oversee, manage and review of the audit of capital allowances categorisation of capital projects to ensure the company is following the correct legislation and making the most beneficial claims
  • Ensure the Group holds procedure notes and control documents for all key areas of corporation tax and write and review new ones as they become necessary


VAT

  • Oversee and manage VAT queries, internally and between the Group and HMRC
  • Oversee, manage and review of the quarterly VAT returns for the c.9 VAT registrations prepared in-house, including different partial exemption calculations, and periodically the VAT returns of c.8 VAT returns prepared by the Group’s managed investment partners
  • Oversee, manage and review of the audit of VAT coding of expenditure, particularly property expenditure, and ensure best practice for recovery of VAT on costs across all different business units in the Group
  • Ensure the Group holds procedure notes and control documents for all key areas of VAT accounting and write and review new ones as they become necessary


Employment Taxes

  • Oversee and manage employment tax queries, internally and between the Group and HMRC
  • Oversee, manage and review of the preparation of benefit in kind calculations and P11D’s for managed pub businesses, particularly in relation to the provision of living accommodation
  • Oversee, manage and review of the preparation of annual PAYE settlement agreement and Taxed Award Scheme calculations for the Group’s subsidiaries and report and pay to HMRC
  • Oversee, manage and review of the company share scheme reporting to HMRC
  • Oversee and manage/audit the reporting and payment of the apprenticeship levy for the Group and all of its subsidiaries


Other / General

  • Support and train the Group Tax Accountant who prepares much of the tax compliance and reporting, whilst having involvement in the detailed preparation of tax compliance and reporting and advisory work where required
  • Oversee, manage and review of the preparation of the quarterly Machine Gaming Duty returns and payments and submission to HMRC within deadlines
  • Oversee, manage and review of the maintenance and evolution of the Senior Accounting Officer (“SAO”) tax risk registers for all business units in the Group on a regular basis and manage the overall SAO review process and submission
  • Manage and review the modelling and assessment of the impact of new legislation or Group strategy on the Group and its different business units, and implement new, or evolve and monitor existing processes to ensure best practice if necessary
  • Oversee, manage and review the calculation of the tax and VAT related accounting accruals for monthly management accounts
  • Oversee, manage and review the preparation of the annual budgets for unrecoverable VAT cost and taxation fees
  • Oversee, manage and review the preparation and submission to HMRC of the quarterly CT61 returns
  • Oversee, manage and review the stamp duty land tax returns and payment calculations
  • Update Group tax strategy annually, or as and when necessary
  • Keep up to date with new tax legislation and HMRC guidance and ensure that relevant employees are made aware of how taxes and VAT impact their roles through regular updates and training tools
  • Ensure the group complies with any other tax regulations, such as AWRS as appropriate
  • Manage relationship/communications with external tax advisors, and HMRC


Requirements

  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience (min 4 years) in corporation tax, preferably in practice, with some knowledge/understanding of VAT and employment tax
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of property related tax and VAT legislation
  • Confident in taking ownership and management of the entire Group tax function and managing a member of staff (Group Tax Accountant)
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and stakeholder service under pressure to meet strict deadlines and prioritise work
  • Thorough and accurate with a high level of attention to detail, whilst having the ability to take a step back and see the bigger picture and oversee preparation of work
  • Great verbal and written communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels
  • Self-motivated, ability to work under own initiative and progress several projects at once, prioritising effectively
  • Have the desire to use knowledge to ensure that the Group is as tax efficient as possible
  • Ability to simplify problems so that the Group, and in particular, non-finance employees can understand
  • Ability to push forward agreed projects, whilst ensuring that key members of the accounts team are kept informed of progress
  • High level of IT knowledge - very proficient and comfortable using all types of computer package with particular emphasis on excel, desirably up to advanced level

Benefits

Contractual

• Competitive salary

• Holiday – 25 days plus statutory holidays

• Pension

• Death in Service

Discretionary

• Bonus Scheme

• Share Scheme(s)

• Private Medical and Dental Insurance

• Childcare vouchers

• Cycle to work scheme

• Gym membership

• Free Parking and onsite catering

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