International Tax Manager – Financial Services
Rutherford Cross
May 11, 2015
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Financial Services
Tax and Treasury


International Tax Manager - Financial Services

Edinburgh City Centre

£Market leading salary + generous bonus + pension & benefits

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join a high quality in-house tax team in this leading financial services organisation headquartered in Central Edinburgh.  Ideally suited to a qualified CA/CTA with excellent UK corporate tax knowledge and a desire to further career in an international tax capacity.  Further description below:


Reporting to the Head of Tax, the role holder will support the growing international business, coordinating local tax compliance requirements and working closely with the business to provide tax input into new overseas business initiatives.

The individual will be responsible for overseeing the corporate tax compliance and reporting requirements across a range of countries, coordinating advisors and liaising with local business contacts to meet the local tax obligations in each territory.  The role will also provide exposure to a wider range of tax areas, including advisory projects relating to the overseas businesses, the impacts of global mobility across the organisation and assessing the effect of changes to tax rules on international operations.

The individual will work with a variety of business areas across a range of territories and the role offers the opportunity to utilise and enhance relationship building skills.  It will also enable the role-holder to develop a strong understanding of the wider commercial considerations for the business.


Key Outcomes

  • Manage the corporation tax compliance and reporting requirements for overseas operations
  • Understand and monitor the scope of activities carried on by the business overseas to ensure that all relevant tax requirements are identified and met
  • Keep up to date with relevant UK and overseas taxation changes and advise business areas of any implications that may arise
  • Working with other members of the tax team, provide research and input into advisory projects relating to the overseas businesses
  • Provide support on global mobility issues to ensure tax impacts for the business are addressed
  • Assist in maintenance and development of policies in relation to transfer pricing and controlled foreign companies
  • Work closely with other tax colleagues to ensure tax issues relevant to other areas of the Group are understood and considered as part of the above activities


  • Qualified accountant CA/ACCA or CTA
  • Proven UK corporate tax experience gained in practice or industry
  • Exposure to international tax issues an advantage but not essential

Core Knowledge

  • Excellent understanding of UK taxation law & preferably some European tax or North America tax experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practice

Core Skills

  • Strong preference for action and flexibility
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem analysis skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills

Key competencies/Talents

  •  Analytical thinking - naturally inclined to analyse and challenge current processes and seek to ensure best practice at all times
  • Change orientation – is comfortable working in an environment that is regularly changing and has the ability to work through these changes with others in a sensitive manner
  • Communicating and influencing – communicates effectively with others at all levels of seniority across the organisation and has a natural ability to influence others
  • Planning & Organising – is able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and is comfortable planning and prioritising own workload
  • Preference for Action – is proactive in delivering agreed outcomes
  • Relationship Building/Management – can create, maintain and develop positive working relationships with internal clients across the Group as well as external clients
  • Teamwork – works effectively as part of a team and helps to support the wider team in the achievement of common initiatives and goals where required
  • Problem Solving – is proactive in analysing and finding solutions to problems
  • Accuracy/Attention to detail – is committed to producing accurate work and keeping up to date and clear records
  • This is not an FSA regulated role

To discuss in confidence or to review a full job description please contact [email protected] or call 0131 603 8111.  Referrals and recommendations welcomed.

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