UK Tax Manager - Edinburgh Job

Employment Type:
Full Time
Heineken UK
Job Ref:

UK Tax Manager - Edinburgh
Salary: up to £60,000 based on experience + *Benefits Allowance + Bonus + 35 days holiday + Bupa Healthcare + Award Winning Pension + 5 x Life Assurance + *Smarter Working + plus additional lifestyle benefit options within The Benefits Bar

*Your Benefits Allowance are worked out as 15% of the base salary up to £15,000 which you can take as cash or as a car allowance


We've ambitious goals and we know it's the expertise and enthusiasm of our people that fuels our growth. Right now we're looking for an outstanding UK Tax Manager to join our team.

The Role

Reporting into the Head of UK Tax you will be an integral member of our UK Tax team, partnering with stakeholders to help drive business initiatives and offering advice on UK tax matters, whilst providing general support to our Head of UK Tax in advising on planning opportunities and identifying areas of potential exposure.

You will lead the tax-planning process on specific transactions, whether tax initiated or commercial transactions initiated elsewhere in the group, with a view to minimising the tax liability of the Heineken UK group while remaining compliant with UK and overseas tax law.

You will also provide ad hoc support to other members of the team on compliance matters as necessary, working with the Head of UK Tax to ensure that the Heineken UK Group is compliant with the Heineken Tax Control Framework and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) laws and regulations.

Business Partnering and Continuous Improvement

The primary focus of this role is to provide effective business partnering to Heineken colleagues on UK tax matters, including engaging professional advisors to support transactions as appropriate and obtaining clearance from HMRC where necessary. You will advise and make recommendations to colleagues on tax consequences of business developments and influencing where necessary to ensure that business is conducted in as tax-efficient a manner as possible.

You will coach individuals in the business and shared service centre on tax issues as required, carrying out tax training and education programmes whilst working with business colleagues to drive continuous improvement in processes and procedures and helping to ensure tax-related IT systems are maintained and up-to-date.

About You

You will be a qualified CA and/or CTA, with extensive experience within the tax function of a professional firm, in-house tax department or HMRC with knowledge, awareness and experience of all taxes. You will be comfortable challenging business decisions in an objective and independent manner and have a proven ability to organise, plan effectively and work with a high degree of autonomy. You will also be effective in building and maintaining networks and relationships with relevant stakeholders.

Heineken UK

We're proud to be the UK's leading Pub, Cider and Beer Company. With over 2,300 colleagues employed across the UK, we offer fantastic opportunities for people with talent and drive. From brewing to sales and marketing, from logistics to finance, IT and HR - there's much more to our business than you might imagine.

Our unrivalled portfolio of brands includes Foster's, Strongbow, John Smith's, Bulmers, Old Mout, and of course the world-renowned Heineken® and, with 2900 pubs, we're one of the UK's leading leased pub businesses and a passionate supporter of the great British pub.

Smarter Working

At HEINEKEN we have adopted a 'Smarter Working' policy and way of working, which aims to give colleagues more flexibility around using their time in a smarter way so that you can get the job done in the best way for you and the business. We look forward to seeing more and more colleagues joining the conversation and embracing Smarter Working throughout HEINEKEN UK, so #JoinTheConversation and tell us how we can help you work in a Smarter Way!


Next Steps

Apply today with your most up to date CV and a Covering Letter.

If this sounds like a journey you'd like to join and you'd like to stand out, rather than fit in, we'd love to hear from you.

Closing date: 14th December 2019

Please note that this role has not yet passed the Resident Market Labour Test therefore at this stage candidates without (or with only limited) Right to Work in the UK would unfortunately be excluded. We would be back in touch again with all relevant candidates should our process reach the stage where we are in a legal position to sponsor candidates.

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