Register  |  Log In  |  Contact Us

UK Tax Director

Reference
1912304
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
London, GBR
Expiry Date
23/10/2019
UK Tax Director Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always...

Job Description

UK Tax Director

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Key Objective

To support VP of Tax Strategy in developing and managing Pearson’s tax strategy and managing UK corporate tax compliance activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Driving a step-change in tax support all UK business units and enabling functions including building strong relationships with senior UK stakeholders to become a trusted business partner.
  • Managing tax forecasting globally including responsibility for the Group ETR model, Cash Tax model and other forecasting requirements.
  • Managing the UK corporate tax compliance process including responsibility for two tax managers.
  • Key contact for HMRC with responsibility for managing any UK corporate tax audits and correspondence with HMRC.
  • Lead the UK year-end tax reporting process working with local finance teams as required.
  • Perform technical assessment of new UK tax laws & regulations and monitoring the position on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead the preparation of R&D claims, collaborating with the relevant business units and finance teams as required.
  • Maintain an internal professional tax organisation by developing experts in key tax areas.
  • Working effectively with other sub-teams in the tax function as required to implement global tax initiatives.
  • Proactively identify, manage and mitigate group tax risks.

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Qualifications

  • University degree and relevant professional qualification (accounting, tax or legal).
  • Extensive UK tax experience gained in an in-house tax role.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, project management and communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with management and the wider business

\#LI-CK1

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 12, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1912304

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.