Head of Tax

Sandra Segal
Greater London
£77,500 - £80,000 per annum + Benefits Package
14 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing we are constantly changing, developing and improving the lives and environments for our customers. We value our people and the contributions they make to help us to achieve our priorities.

The role
You will be responsible for developing the group tax strategy and to get approval from the board for the strategy. The post holder will be responsible for tax compliance including Corporation Tax, VAT, CIS and SDLT. The post holder will also be responsible for working closely with the business to minimize tax exposure as well and developing and implementing ways to reduce tax risk. The post holder will be expected to manage the tax affairs across the entire group.

What you will be doing
-Ensure tax compliance across the business
-Design and implement a tax strategy for the group
-Manage the tax relationship with HMRC
-Provide tax advice across the business particular to development on new schemes
-Identify areas of risk and work to minimize and mitigate those risks
-Identify and implement opportunities for tax savings
-Ensure appropriate controls are in place
-Identify areas where change and improvement is required and implement that change

Skills and experience you need
You will have a strong sense of stakeholder awareness and be able to build quality relationships and rapport supporting new ways of developing and maintaining the tax compliance for MTVH.

Technically you will hold expert knowledge of tax strategy planning and will be able to interpret financial and systems data. A natural multitasker with a can-do attitude you will possess the ability to translate strategic plans into operational direction for your team

Essential Criteria
-Qualified tax accountant (CTA)
-Excellent communication skills; proven record of preparing and delivering persuasive, high quality, written and verbal reports and presentations within the organisation up to Executive and committee level and externally.
-Proven track record of building and managing effective relationships with Leaders, peers, colleagues, partners and stakeholders.
-Proven experience of successfully leading, managing and coaching employees and supporting them through times of change.
-Experience of providing tax advice on a variety of matters
-Strong commercial awareness with knowledge of budget management, planning and proven experience of leading on risk management.
-A commitment to continuing professional development.
-Effective, networking, negotiation and influencing and stakeholder management skills
-An affinity to the social housing sector
Personal qualities
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to create positive relationships with finance and non-finance staff
-Maintain high levels of professional standards and ethics
-Provide strategic leadership to your team
-Show an innovative approach to problem solving
-Manage and mitigate risk
-A commitment to continuing professional development.

About Us
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing is one of the UK`s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.

How we reward you
Our staff are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:
-A unique benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual.
-The opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Health and Wellbeing Programme
-Employee Assistance
-Discounts with multiple retailers and many more.
-An impressive Pension Scheme
-28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Our promise
All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

"We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations."

To apply: Please upload an updated CV and a one page supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the key criteria for the post.