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Head of Product & Investment Taxes - Edinburgh

£negotiable + exceptional benefits package - Tax
Ref: 4482 Date Posted: Wednesday 12 Jun 2019
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Head of Product & Investment Taxes required for the Group Tax team of this global Asset Manager.

Reporting to the Group Head of Tax and forming part of the Tax leadership team, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the provision of a comprehensive tax advisory service to the existing UK and overseas funds including overseeing consultancy support on the set up of new funds and changes to existing funds
  • Leading the provision of tax technical support to assist the business in understanding and monitoring the tax impact and requirements for investing, and distributing products, in new and existing territories to ensure that tax risks and opportunities in relation to the funds are identified, and tax obligations for the funds are met
  • Overseeing effective coordination of activities with other areas of tax support for the global product range, including tax colleagues in offices outside the UK and tax colleagues aligned to specific asset classes
  • Ensuring effective oversight of tax compliance and reporting activities in respect of the fund range, including management of outsource providers
  • Ensuring effective monitoring and understanding of tax obligations arising from the investment activities of the funds, including advisory support to investment management teams, maintaining tax controls over fund access to markets and instruments, and oversight of processes to ensure funds meet their investment and market level tax obligations
  • Ensuring the maintenance and development of an effective tax risk and controls framework for the business
  • Establishing and maintaining internal tax policies and procedures and coordinating with colleagues globally on such matters, where appropriate
  • As part of the tax management team, developing strategic plans for the ongoing development of the tax department

You will be supported by a team and will work closely with other senior members of the tax function to develop both the tax strategy of the business more generally and the tax function’s role within the business. You will be required to develop a good understanding of how the business operates and work with a wide range of other business areas to ensure that tax is effectively managed across the organisation. You will also be required to develop strong working relationships with advisors and other external suppliers.

This role is suitable for a highly experienced and energised Senior Manager/Director/’Head of’ with experience of product or investment tax issues in a financial services environment or consultancy. You ideally will have a strong UK corporate tax background with substantial exposure to international tax issues.  The role requires developed problem skills and people management skills. You will also possess excellent communication and relationship building skills.

Salary £negotiable + exceptional benefits package.  Agile working environment. For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0131) 516 4333 or email