Interim UK & Ireland Deputy Head of Tax

  • Job Reference: 2867
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2023
  • Employer: Capgemini UK
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

The Job on offer

We are seeking an interim Deputy head of Tax for the UK & Ireland to join our team. This role is a fixed term contract until the end of June 2024 and will include some travel to London or Woking

The Role

  • Overall responsibility for UK tax compliance filings prepared by the internal tax team, encompassing Corporation Tax, VAT and limited Employment Tax filings (share scheme reporting and PSA filing). Provision of support to other junior team members as required.
  • Responsible for UK & Ireland region cash tax forecasting and reporting, reporting directly to the Group cash management team.
  • Review of UK tax reporting within the global reporting tool (4-5 times per year). Provision of support to other junior team members as required.
  • Providing UK tax advice to the business. This involves building relationships with the commercial teams, in order to give commercially considered and prompt tax advice in respect of global customer contracts, often in conjunction with the international mobility team.
  • Input into UK ERP implementation programme – experience of tax transformation beneficial.
  • Management of certain ongoing discussions with HMRC.
  • Where possible, identify and implement process improvements across the compliance cycle, with a focus on readiness for MTD for corporation tax - experience of tax transformation beneficial.
  • Supporting the Group Tax Team and global tax community on ad hoc projects and queries as required.
  • Line management and coaching of two direct reports.

Your Profile

  • Qualified ACA/CTA with significant post-qualification experience in an in-house tax setting.
  • Attention to detail with proven experience of managing multiple workstreams and taking ownership of task completion.
  • Excellent relationship building and business partnering skills, with demonstrated ability of understanding the impact of tax workstreams on the commercial organisation.
  • Excellent tax technical skills, with a core focus on commercial advisory work
  • Microsoft Excel skills to a good standard (e.g. competent in pivot tables, vlookup, “IF” formulae etc)
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to form strong relationships with key stakeholders, including HMRC, Group Tax and external advisors, as well as the ability to articulate complex tax issues to non-tax professionals
  • An ability to and desire to keep up to date with changes in the tax arena and to communicate these across a variety of stakeholders

Why Capgemini is unique

  • Benefit from learning for life with Capgemini’s unique and innovative L&D offering.  This is driven by our digital learning platform ‘Next’ and our ‘Learning for all’ mindset
  • We work with a range of clients all with a unique set of business, technological and societal ambitions.  Working for Capgemini you get to be at the forefront of designing future experiences, which truly impact our clients and wider society for the better

    Get the future you want

    Growing clients’ businesses while building a more sustainable, more inclusive future is a tough ask.  But when you join Capgemini, you join a thriving company and become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts.  A powerful source of energy that drives us all to find new ways technology  can help us reimagine what’s possible.  It’s why, together, we seek out opportunities that will transform the world’s leading businesses. And it’s how you’ll gain the experiences and connections you need to shape your future.   By learning from each other every day, sharing knowledge and always pushing yourself to do better, you’ll build the skills you want. And you’ll use them to help our clients leverage technology to grow their business and give innovation that human touch the world needs. So, it might not always be easy, but making the world a better place rarely is.  Capgemini. Get The Future You Want.

    About Capgemini

    Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of over 360,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.