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Reporting to the Director of Tax, the successful candidate will possess a mix of strong direct tax reporting and compliance experience, exposure to transfer pricing issues and documentation requirements and a good understanding of other international tax matters, as well as an ability to adapt to a dynamic business environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Review of UK corporation tax computations and returns for the Financial Times group (around 17 UK entities) and associated payments on account (prepared in house by Tax Assistant Manager).
  • Tax reporting and provisioning for year end, statutory accounts, mid-year reporting and budgeting / forecasting.
  • Primary responsibility for maintaining contemporaneous transfer pricing documentation for the worldwide Financial Times group.
  • Assisting in maintaining / setting FT group transfer pricing policy.
  • Business partnering with the commercial teams in advising the business on the tax implications of business changes, contracts, new products or markets.
  • Supporting the Director of Tax with the completion of due diligence on acquisitions and responsible for full integration of the target into the business in respect of corporate tax.
  • Liaising with Global Mobility (global HR) on employee worldwide assignments, to minimise permanent establishment and other tax risks.
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries on corporation tax matters.
  • Advising the business on global withholding tax issues including extraction of dividends cross border.
  • Involvement in processes and controls for Senior Accounting Officer, Corporate Criminal Offence and the tax risk register.
  • Undertake ad-hoc duties as required from time to time in relation to tax.
  • Responsibility for the development of the Tax Assistant Manager.


  • Sound knowledge of UK tax legislation and at least 5 years post qualified experience
  • Strong understanding of international tax issues, including permanent establishment and transfer pricing.
  • Qualified Accountant, with relevant tax qualification also preferred.
  • Previous knowledge of US tax would be an advantage.
  • Strong communications and Excel analysis skills.
  • Resourceful, practical, able to handle ambiguity, resilient, able to function effectively under pressure.

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