UK and Europe Tax Manager

Job Title: UK and Europe Tax Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + negotiable
REF: 1038622_1569398422
Contact Name: James Whitehead
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

First Tax role within this large Lloyd's organisation. This role will be responsible for:

  • The preparation and submission of the vast majority of tax returns for operations
  • Design, documentation and testing of taxation internal controls leading to supporting annual SAO submission and other regulatory requirements.
  • Consolidation, improvement, automation and standardisation of existing tax processes from across the UK and European operations.

This role is responsible for;

  • Assist the CFO by preparing (in conjunction with the external tax advisors) corporation tax returns for the UK and European entities (including European location branches).
  • Maintaining (in conjunction with the external tax advisors) transfer pricing files, reflecting the operations of the company
  • Creating a tax risk register and populating mitigating controls.
  • Designing, documenting and reviewing tax controls, used to support general risk management and the annual SAO sign-off required by HMRC.
  • Production of quarterly tax estimates for booking the quarterly actual results.
  • Producing payment on account estimates for periodic settlement to HMRC
  • Production of quarterly VAT returns (Syndicate and Agency groups) plus supporting European VAT returns
  • Maintenance of PESM documentation and compliance
  • Production of periodic IPT returns and submission via TMF, for UK and Malta companies.
  • Liaison with NY global tax department
  • Main point of contact with external tax advisors
  • Assisting the Finance Director and local Financial Controller in managing taxation activities relating to Malta and the Continental European operations of our client.
  • Assisting the Finance Director to review other internal and external reporting outputs for technical accuracy and sense checks prior to submission to recipients.
  • Assisting the Finance Director and other finance team members with ad-hoc reporting requests and project work.
  • Take lead on implementing and ensuring compliance with taxation regulatory changes such as Making Tax Digital
  • Assist the HR team with employee tax matters as required (in conjunction with external advisors)
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors (often at the highest level) to ensure that all taxation information required is produced to a high degree of accuracy and in a timely manner.
  • Liaison with the London finance team to ensure efficient approach and clear responsibilities.
  • Review of existing reporting processes in order to improve automation and efficiency.
  • Assist with production of statutory accounts and other regulatory reporting, focusing on taxation disclosures.
  • Design and develop process improvements in collaboration with the other UK Finance group members in order to ensure the efficient and accurate production of data.
  • Consolidation, improvement, automation and standardisation of existing tax processes from across the UK and European operations
  • Support the Finance Director to ensure that the companies meet Group reporting deadlines whether these are statutory, regulatory or fiscal, by review of deliverables.
  • Advise on the taxation impacts of accounting standard changes across the UK and Continental European operations, including IFRS 17
  • Assistance with preparation of annual budgets, in conjunction, focused on taxation balances
  • Identify individual training needs. Thereafter, work with International Human Resources to agree and implement development plans.
  • Adhere to company procedures for managing and recording individual performance and development.
  • Ensure all agreements are processed according to the company's compliance, regulatory and legal obligations.
  • Immediately report any suspicion of financial crime to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
  • Manage any potential conflicts of interest so as to avoid concerns regarding disrepute and integrity.
  • Immediately advise Compliance of any complaints arising.


  • Working knowledge of corporation tax requirements imposed by HMRC for insurance companies operating in the UK
  • Working knowledge of VAT requirements imposed by HMRC for insurance companies operating in the UK
  • Working knowledge of IPT requirements imposed by HMRC for insurance companies operating in UK
  • Experience with Lloyd's Syndicates as well as insurance companies;
  • An awareness of similar tax regimes in European locations (e.g. Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, Malta etc.)
  • Liaison with external tax advisors
  • Building and maintaining taxation accounting procedures and systems.


  • Advanced analysis and problem solving;
  • Advanced numeracy;
  • Tax forecasting;
  • Advising on tax efficiency
  • Project management;
  • Pragmatic and balanced judgement and decision making;
  • High-end organisational skills and a contingency thinking style;
  • Professional business writing/presentation skills;
  • Able to work effectively in a matrix reporting environment where inter-play to US tax department, local CFO and Malta Financial Controller will be prevalent;
  • Ability to perform best practise benchmarking and identify process improvements;
  • Team and individual influencing; and
  • Risk Management.

Systems & I.T

  • Microsoft Office: advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; and
  • Experience with accounting software.
  • Experience using Data Warehouse tool


  • ACA or CTA or similar qualification.