Group Tax Manager

Competitive package
21 May 2019
04 Jun 2019
Contract Type
  • FTSE 250 Group Tax Manager
  • Working for a worldwide leader in aerospace

About Our Client

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets.

We believe in our vision of "Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live". At Meggitt, we truly enable the extraordinary. We're good at what we do and that's why customers come back to us. We are constantly working to improve our processes and performance, striving for excellence.

By working together, we bring extraordinary technology to our customers, building trusted global relationships and successful collaborations through strong teamwork. Our teams are passionate about what we do and how we do it.

We pride ourselves on doing the right thing, in the right way wherever we operate. Our colleagues, customers and the communities we are part of can count on us to act with integrity, honesty and respect.

These core values - teamwork, integrity and excellence - are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 11,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Meggitt have invested £130m on the construction of a new manufacturing and office facility at Ansty Park in Coventry. The site will provide a base for 1,000 employees in a world-class aerospace engineering and technology environment. It will also be the new home for Meggitt's Plc global headquarters.

As part of this move the Group finance function will be relocating from Bournemouth to Ansty Park. Meggitt are looking to take this opportunity to develop a world-class group finance function of proud technical to build the success of the future.

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a broad tax background to gain further experience in a newly created role in an exciting FTSE 250 business.

This role has management and control of group tax procedures and compliance, and requires excellent tax technical ability, project management skills and a robust "can do" attitude. The role will suit someone either from a Big 4 or leading Mid-Tier accounting firm making their first move 'in-house' or someone joining from an in-house tax team within a large business to progress their career.

The role reports directly into the Group Head of Tax.

Responsibilities will include:

Ensuring compliance with local and international tax laws.

  • Preparation and submission of corporation tax returns and other returns required by HMRC
  • Managing the group payment arrangements
  • Preparation and submission of all relevant claims and elections
  • Country by country reporting
  • Preparation of the SAO
  • Management of tax on foreign exchange within the UK
  • Dealing with HMRC in all matters such as risk assessment, correspondence and enquires as required
  • Monitoring and managing CIR and CFC risks
  • Liaison with external consultants on such matters and R&D and patent box

Group reporting

  • Preparation of tax forecasts and budgets
  • Preparation of UK tax estimates for inclusion in the group consolidation
  • Review/liaison with overseas operations for inclusion of overseas tax estimates in the group consolidation
  • Preparation of tax estimates for central consolidation companies
  • Liaison with management and auditors
  • Providing tax disclosures for the group accounts
  • Preparation of the tax audit committee paper
  • Preparation of the uncertain tax provisions and supporting documents

UK Entity Statutory Reporting

  • Preparation of tax disclosures for statutory accounts

International Tax Issues

  • Liaison and monitoring of overseas operations in terms of local tax compliance
  • Transfer pricing arrangements
  • Obtaining any necessary treaty clearances as required


  • Liaison with management and external advisors in the fields of international and local tax planning
  • Formulation and refinement of local and international tax strategies
  • Considering, with the assistance of external advisors, acquisitions, disposals and restructuring as and when required


  • Develop tax reporting processes and controls within the tax and wider finance function
  • Ad-hoc support and advice to finance department colleagues including modelling any potential tax exposures and partnering effectively on projects
  • Ad hoc support VAT advice around the business
  • Ad hoc support with employment tax and expatriate tax issues
  • Formulating and documenting any new tax processes relating to the changing tax environment including Making Tax Digital
  • Tax advice on proposals and contract reviews, including technical research and liaison with other departments / divisions as appropriate

The Successful Applicant

  • Relevant tax experience in Big 4/leading Mid-Tier and / or large corporate; solid relevant and current tax experience
  • In depth technical knowledge and experience of Corporation Tax
  • Good awareness of all other taxes
  • ACA / ACCA and / or CTA qualified
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Self-starter and ability to constructively challenge
  • Experience with corporate tax accounting necessary
  • Great project management skills
  • Good IT skills (word, excel, financial systems e.g. SAP)

What's on Offer

Competitive Package

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPFE14011406Z

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