Senior Tax Manager (UK) Senior Tax Manager (UK) …

Goodman Masson
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP70000 - GBP90000 per annum
Goodman Masson
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP70000 - GBP90000 per annum
Currently recruiting for an attractive Group Tax Manager role with a leading insurance firm based in London. Great breadth of responsibilities which includes UK corporation tax, tax accounting (UK GAAP/IFRS), VAT, managing group payments and communicating effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders both at home and abroad.

Job purpose:

  • To be responsible for the quarterly tax reporting process and corporation tax compliance for some of the Group's largest UK reinsurance carriers and other entities.
  • To be a key part of the Group's UK tax function in coordinating all corporation tax compliance for the whole Group.
  • To be responsible for the VAT compliance for the group
  • To advise senior stakeholders on UK VAT matters.
  • Manage the VAT and corporation tax compliance process
  • Prepare the tax calculation (current and deferred) in the Group's tax system (MTAX) on a quarterly basis as part of the quarter close.
  • Support the FRR team with the preparation of the UK financial statements from a tax perspective.

Responsibilities on behalf of the Group:

  • Preparation of the quarterly VAT return.
  • Support the corporation tax group payment arrangement for the whole UK Group, calculate and manage the payment of QIPs.
  • Ensure optimum group relief position across the UK Group and that allowances are properly allocated between UK Group entities.
  • Preparation of the PAYE settlement agreement calculation on an annual basis.
  • Quality assure tax compliance processes of the UK Group.
  • Provide advice to other Finance teams, Group Tax, underwriters and the CFOs/FDs across the UK businesses on tax matters.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Continually monitor financial and tax related reporting risks.
  • Enhance controls to mitigate those financial and tax related reporting risks.
  • Coach staff at junior level.

Key skills and experience:


  • Sound knowledge of UK corporation tax and / or of UK VAT (ideally with a good understanding of the key issues relevant to insurance companies). Ability to learn any new areas of tax quickly.
  • Sound understanding of tax accounting (ideally UK GAAP and IFRS).
  • Familiarity with a quarter end reporting process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with HMRC, overseas tax authorities and tax advisers.
  • Ability to manage a group payment arrangement.


  • Familiarity with taxes in the re/insurance industry / London market.
  • At least 3-4 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Ability to work closely with accounting teams.
  • Working knowledge of SAP.

Qualifications and educational requirements:

  • Recognised tax / accounting qualification (CTA/ICAEW/ICAS/ACCA or equivalent).

Company Overview

With a team of over 200 and growing every day, Goodman Masson is one of London’s specialist Finance and Technology recruitment businesses. Voted ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work For’ in 2018, our passion for what we do is clear.

Based in London, Düsseldorf and New York, we hold annual revenues exceeding £42 million. This includes Qualified & Part-Qualified / Transactional Finance, Actuarial & Investment Management, Audit, Banking Operations, Compliance & Financial Crime, Front Office, Housing Development, Information & Cyber Security, Technology, Digital & Data, Product Control & Valuations, Projects, Change & Transformation, Risk & Regulation, Tax and Treasury.

We also have a Solutions team who provide RPO, hybrid and volume recruitment services. Alongside this, Goodman Masson have developed an Executive Search team who focus on sourcing C-suite talent to fee earning Legal partners.