Tax Manager – Workforce and Employment Taxes Ref 3103

School/departmentFinance Division    
Hours: Full time or Part time hours between 0.8 -  1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 3103
Salarystarting at £41,526 to £50,000 per annum with flexibility for exceptional candidate (adjust pro-rata for less than 1 FTE)
Placed on07 February 2020
Closing date:  08 March 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 16 March 2020
Expected start date: By agreement

Job description

The University wishes to recruit a Tax Manager to lead its workforce and employment related taxes compliance, planning and policy development. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance – Finance Corporate Services, you will oversee the University’s worldwide employment and workforce tax affairs with core responsibility for compliance in respect of PAYE, National Insurance, benefits and other workforce related tax obligations arising from the University’s globally mobile workforce.

You will be the University’s primary point of contact both internally and externally on employment tax matters and will drive the development and implementation of policy and best practice through the University’s tax manual project. You will represent the University at meetings and events in relation to employment tax matters in the Higher Education sector.  

Candidates must have experience of managing employment tax compliance and a track record of continually improving processes and controls in a changing environment. You must be able to work effectively with colleagues at all levels of seniority and across all parts of the University, in particular with Human resources and payroll colleagues.

You must be able to lead and manage employment tax projects and initiatives and will be a key stakeholder in projects which create an employment tax impact. You will develop the University’s employment tax resilience and planning capability, enabling the University to achieve its strategic priorities at a time of unprecedented change and challenge within the Higher Education sector. 

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 3103) (PDF 162.56KB)

How to apply

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