Tax Manager

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 08/10/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 per annum


We are looking for an organised and analytical individual to join us as Tax Manager and lead the organisation in effective tax planning and tax mitigation, whilst working with all teams to ensure that the organisation is tax compliant, enhancing our reputation as an open and accountable organisation. This role would be suitable for someone with experience in practice as a tax specialist, or who has been in charge of tax planning and returns at a similar orginisation.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Support Services department provides leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation and ensuring our resources are used to maximum effect. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Tax Manager you will require a clear overview of all activities of the organisation and an understanding of potential tax implications for each of the areas of VAT, gift aid, corporate tax and payroll tax, together with proposals on how tax issues should be resolved. You will ensure Save the Children do not incur any unnecessary tax costs and provide training and guidance to ensure that all teams are able to identify potential tax issues and have the ability to raise them. Providing specific guidance on new and existing business activities, you will communicate and propose solutions on key tax issues with senior executives combining tax expertise with commercial acumen. In addition you will:

  • Update the Head of Finance Strategy on key tax risks and how they are being mitigated
  • Provide tax planning ideas and proposals for tax savings through understanding the activities of the organisation and implications of new or existing legislation
  • Ensure policies, processes and controls related to tax matters are in place, effective and updated when necessary to meet changes in tax legislation
  • Ensure all tax returns are completed accurately and filed appropriately including corporate tax returns and quarterly and annual group VAT returns
  • Maintain and update our partial exemption methodology and ensure that it is properly applied.

To be successful in this role, you will be a full or part qualified chartered tax adviser with a good knowledge of all types of taxation as applicable to charities. You will have experience in Business/Non-Business Partial Exemption Method and experience of overseas employee taxation issues. Motivated by the need to improve the lives of children by ensuring that every penny counts towards meeting their needs, you will also have:

  • The ability to work independently and meet report deadlines
  • An approachable nature so you’re able to establish co-operation from teams throughout the organisation and from other tax experts across the industry
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Confident communication skills.

Closing date: 19th October 2020

This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note – whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

Save the Children UK is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment. To see our full statement please see it on our website, or request a copy from Emma Jaggs at Allen Lane.

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit our website, or request a copy from Emma Jaggs at Allen Lane.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role

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London, SW1Y 6RJ

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