Next PLC

Group Tax Manager

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive salary + benefits
13 Sep 2023
27 Sep 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description

About the role:

At Next we have a great opportunity for a Group Tax Manager to join the Group Tax function, which sits within the wider Group Finance department, located at our Head office in Enderby, Leicestershire. The role will take responsibility for the group’s UK and overseas corporate tax matters, reporting to the Head of Tax.  

Key responsibilities: 

  • Oversight of UK and international corporate income tax filings and requirements
  • Ownership of the Group’s transfer pricing policy, including maintaining transfer pricing documentation, managing implementation and advising on the impact of business change on current policies 
  • Advising the business on tax implications and required corporate structure for overseas expansion and Total Platform partners  
  • Supporting the Head of Tax on M&A transactions
  • Managing tax integration of newly acquired and newly established entities globally
  • Advising on and driving development of systems, tools and processes improvements to reduce efforts on compliance activities while maintaining financial control and accuracy of submissions
  • Managing the development and implementation of Pillar II reporting for the Group
  • Review half-yearly and full year tax provisions and UK statutory accounts disclosures together with group Effective Tax Rate calculations and forecasts
  • Monitor global tax developments in relevant jurisdictions and managing the communication of changes and assessing the impact on the Group 
  • Liaising with HMRC & overseas tax authorities with with respect to audits

Key Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Qualified CTA or equivalent (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.) with relevant experience 5+ years PQE
  • Strong tax accounting skills 
  • Strong technical ability to review new legislation and ascertain the potential impact of any changes on the group 
  • Understanding of retail tax issues is useful but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of Alphatax
  • The ability to meet deadlines, solve problems with strong analytical skills with detail orientation
  • Comfortable dealing with employees of all levels (including Directors and Heads of Departments)
  • Knowledge of other taxes is beneficial
  • Proactive, ambitious and having excellent business partnering skills
  • Ability to articulate complex legislation to a non-tax audience

About you: 

  • We are seeking a passionate, ambitious and down-to-earth individual who is looking for an environment where they will have the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge, skills and development within a high performing team
  • Proven UK and international tax experience including transfer pricing 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify emerging issues and trends from incomplete data

About Us

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits

  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us by calling us on 0116 284 6858 and leave a voicemail.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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