Group Tax Manager
Rutherford Cross
September 13, 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Glasgow
Industry and Commerce
Tax and Treasury


Rutherford Cross is delighted to be working with a multinational, AIM-listed software company to appoint a standalone Group Tax Manager.

This role is a mixture of mixed tax compliance and project work and would be well suited to a tax professional looking to make their first move out of practice or to an experienced industry Tax Manager.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Tax Compliance:

  • Corporation tax. Preparation of group current and deferred tax provisions for inclusion in the year-end/interim group and subsidiary accounts
  • Corporation tax. Liaising with UK corporate tax advisors to finalise corporate tax returns. Liaising with overseas advisors and bureaus where necessary to facilitate with the finalisation of overseas corporate tax returns
  • VAT. Ownership of Group VAT process, involving review of return preparation and liaising with respective advisors across various jurisdictions to ensure VAT returns accurate and submitted/paid on a timely basis
  • Transfer pricing. Calculation of transfer pricing recharges in line with Group transfer pricing policy and completion of annual country documents, maintenance of interco loan agreements across the Group
  • R&D. Liaise with advisors to assist with the completion of UK R&D tax claims, estimate of RDEC credit for UK group subsidiaries
  • Withholding tax. Application for residency certificates and monitoring compliance across the group, reconciling amounts suffered with treaty rates
  • Tax enquiries/inspections. Assisting on any tax enquiries/inspections across the Group, for example, Corp tax/VAT/Transfer Pricing/PAYE/etc.

Ad-hoc Projects (Examples shown below):

  • Corporation tax. Maintaining corporate tax cash flow forecasts for the group, updating tax cash payments as part of covenants reporting process, monthly reconciliation of tax cash movements with tax accounting movements
  • Employment tax. Conduct tax status reviews for contractors and liaising with HR/payroll accordingly, ownership of new IR35 private sector process
  • VAT. Ownership of Making Tax Digital (MTD) roll-out following mandatory 6 month deferral including liaising with in-house systems accountant
  • Share options. Own share option exercise process, understanding schemes within the Group, advising employees of options, calculating tax impact and liaising with payroll, headroom/dilution workings, group accounts disclosures
  • Offering tax input into commercial decision-making process, including (but not limited to):

− Implications of employees/customers/large projects in new jurisdictions (permanent establishments, payroll requirements, VAT, withholding tax, etc.)

− Implications of new tax legislation on trading jurisdictions (for example, changing VAT rates/non-resident thresholds, implications of change in CT rates/payment patterns)

− Implications of changing operational structure on underlying transfer pricing policy

For a confidential discussion please contact Eleanor Turner: [email protected] / 07799 462 326.

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