corporate tax manager in preston

job type
£ 42,000 per year
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job details

preston, lancashire
job category
financial services
job type
£ 42,000 per year
reference number
0151 255 2260
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job description

Job Purpose

To provide financial and tax services to the Places for People Group in the areas of corporate tax planning and compliance including liaison with Corporate, Area and Divisional teams, external advisors, senior management and HM Revenue and Customs.

Key Accountabilities

* To manage the tax and financial information requirements of internal and external customers (e.g. preparation, review and submission of statutory returns to HM Revenue and Customs and internal financial reporting requirements)

* Management of all corporate tax statutory compliance issues, returns and computations (including management of statutory inspection visits by HM Revenue and Customs).

* Prepare/review the Group consolidated corporation tax and deferred tax provisions for the year end position, or at any other point as required.

* Overseeing the finalisation of the Group's corporation tax returns and computations and returns for all group companies in readiness for submission to HM Revenue & Customs.

* Provide advice across the organisation on all aspects of UK tax Legislation including summarizing new legislation, preparation of reports following analysis of UK Government updates and preparation of briefing notes and bulletins to appropriate management.

* To assist in the development and implementation of innovative tax planning strategies and assist in implementing tax efficient schemes leading to significant cost savings to the Group. To take the lead in developing and implementing such strategies on certain occasions.

* Prepare and deliver the Group's responses to consultation documentation issued by the tax authorities.

* Develop and manage the in-house tax consultancy service, provide advice on capital development projects and improve technical expertise by identifying relevant training courses.

* Prepare tax information and supplementary notes for inclusion within the Group's financial statements and management reporting and business / financial plans.

* To manage the process by which the Group complies with Senior Accounting Officer requirements.

* To contribute in the professional and technical development of other members of the tax team with particular emphasis on the Assistant Tax Accountant(s).

* To develop skills in other areas of tax would be encouraged, notably VAT and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Person Specification


* Preferably CTA or ACA qualified and a relevant degree (for example, Accountancy) or working towards the relevant professional qualification. Alternatively, HMRC training combined with the relevant post HMRC experience in practice or in industry, will also be considered.

* Alternative qualifications would be considered if supported by sufficient relevant experience.


* Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written communication.
* Be self-motivated, flexible and be able to prioritise the workload effectively.
* Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and under limited supervision.
* Ability to quickly assimilate an understanding of external customer systems and requirements.
* Be able to work on your own initiative.
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Good technical skills.
* Problem solving skills that are both flexible and practical.
* Ability to identify and implement process improvements and overcome obstacles.
* Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with line managers on a national basis.
* Ability to work effectively with other finance staff to achieve and promote a professional finance service.
* An ability to deliver presentations to a wide and diverse audience is required in a manner that provides an understanding of tax issues to non-tax and non-financial individuals.


* Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and practice in relation to tax on land and property and particularly in the Social Housing sector is preferable but is not a strict requirement.
* A knowledge of property development processes within both Registered Social Landlords and private rented/for sale sectors.


* At least 6 years tax experience working in either practice or in industry.
* Experience in dealing with land and property is desirable.
* Experience in the Social Housing sector is preferred although is not essential.
* Experience of working in commercial sectors other than those of land and Social Housing.
* Working within a team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate, if you are interested do not risk missing out an apply immediately - we are looking to interview and appoint as soon as possible.

For all enquiries please call Calan on 0151 255 2260

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


CTA or ACA qualified and a relevant degree (for example, Accountancy) or working towards the relevant professional qualification. Alternatively, HMRC training combined with the relevant experience.