Next PLC

Group Tax Manager

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
18 Jun 2024
25 Jun 2024
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description

Group Tax Manager (Direct tax)

Next is looking to recruit a Manager within 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
  • Supporting Head of Tax to manage Group tax risks and governance framework including SAO, CCO, tax policy and other country specific initiatives around the world
  • Liaising with HMRC & overseas tax authorities 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:

  1. 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
  2. Proven UK and international tax experience including transfer pricing
  3. 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 most NEXT, MADE*, Lipsy*, Gap* and Victoria's Secret* products (*when purchased through NEXT)
  • 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
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
  • Financial Wellbeing - Save, track and enhance your financial wellbeing
  • Apprenticeship - Grow and develop on the job whilst gaining a qualification
  • Direct to Work - Discount online and instore, collect your items the next day for free from your place of work or local store
  • Support Networks - Access to Network Groups to empower and celebrate each other
  • Wellhub - Discounted flexible monthly gym memberships, with apps, PT sessions and more

Conditions apply to all benefits. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change.

We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.

Apply Before: 06/28/2024, 08:45 PM

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

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