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Direct Tax Manager

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Date: 21-Nov-2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: Uniper



The role is responsible for supporting the Head of Tax in managing the direct tax affairs of UK based group companies. The role will also contribute to the Head of Tax's responsibility for managing the relationship with HMRC on all direct tax issues and includes providing tax advice on UK projects, acquisitions, disposals and restructurings, international tax issues including transfer pricing and the analysis of new & existing UK corporation tax rules and evaluating threats & opportunities to the UK group.



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

  • Managing the relationship with HMRC on direct taxes including enquiries, responses to consultations and influencing HMRC in changes to legislation
  • Advising on direct tax matters for new project development opportunities, acquisition, disposal and restructuring activities within the group, including review of financial models, structuring advice and review of legal documentation
  • Advising on international tax issues including transfer pricing
  • Preparation of tax disclosures for UK statutory accounts and preparation of UK Corporation Tax returns
  • Preparing the tax input into quarterly and year end reporting to Uniper and the 3 year corporate plan
  • Work closely with other functions (accounting, legal, HR & business units) to understand business activities and needs, advising accordingly on all direct tax issues
  • Analysing UK corporation tax and EU direct tax developments, monitoring the changes in accounting standards and advising the team on of their impact, and giving guidance on appropriate actions
  • Supporting on direct tax services provided to Uniper in the UK by both internal and external audit/advisory teams from the major firms



Who we are seeking


  • ACA (or ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Tax qualified
  • Proven experience and technically competent knowledge of UK corporation tax and general corporate tax principles gained within an international accountancy firm or within a major corporate group
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to place tax in a business context and explain technical concepts to non-tax people



  • Experience of international tax issues sufficient to be able to raise issues affecting the UK Group in the wider context of our international business
  • Ability to establish and maintain a key network of contacts at Senior Management level within the businesses of the group based in the UK, with external service providers and with peers within the Industry
  • Working knowledge of VAT, employment and environmental taxes, sufficient to be able to identify situations where the Indirect Tax Manager needs to be involved




Should you have any questions about this position, please contact the UK Talent Acquisition Manager; James.Seymour@Uniper.Energy



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date:
Salary: Competitive + Bonus, Car Allowance & Great Pension




Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.