Direct Taxation Manager - Coventry

Severn Trent Water
£55k - 70k per year + car allowance, 20% bonus & b
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Direct Taxation Manager

About the Role:

The main objective of this Direct Taxation Manager role is to manage the delivery of UK tax compliance and financial reporting programmes, whilst also supporting the management, leadership and development of the tax team. Furthermore you will be responsible for managing the delivery of the group's interim and year-end reporting obligations, and the provision of tax input into internal forecasting processes. Another aspect to this role is promoting improvements in tax processes in order to ensure that processes are lean and do not unnecessarily divert time away from running the business. External stakeholder management including HMRC and OFWAT, as well as adviser relationships, such as legal and 'Big 4', are other key aspects to this position. With line manager responsibility for the Assistant Tax Manager you will continually support the development of team members, with shared accountability for the Tax Accountants.

About You:

With management level experience in practice accountancy or in industry, in order to be successful in this role you will also have strong knowledge of UK tax, alongside good experience of large and complex businesses. The successful candidate will also have sound knowledge of tax accounting and reporting under IFRS. Also desirable for this role is familiarity with the tax treatment of derivatives, and experience of OneSource tax return and provisioning software. The ability to build and influence a network outside of the immediate tax and finance team would also be advantageous to securing this position, as would the ability to effectively delegate to and empower more junior members of the wider team.

About Us:

Severn Trent's 8 million customers know that whatever the weather, whenever they turn on their taps, we'll deliver high quality drinking water. Behind this 24-7 achievement is our strong Water team. They manage hundreds of river and reservoir systems, and 16 surface water treatment works to treat 1900 million litres of water every day, delivered through our 46,000 km network of water mains.


Be part of the future of our company. In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 31 days holiday, a car allowance, Life Assurance, Pension with a company contribution of twice your personal contribution rate up to a maximum of 15%, Sharesave Scheme as well as Flexible benefits such as buying/selling holiday and discounted retail vouchers at competitive rates plus a performance reward scheme that lets you earn a great bonus if we do a truly awesome job meeting all our targets.