Tax Director

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Feb 2024

The Role and Department

Reporting directly to the CFO this role will lead the Universities tax strategy and tax compliance, primarily focusing on employment related taxes in the UK and overseas. The role will also oversee the wider tax obligations across the University, as well as acting as expert consultant to HR related projects as required.

Within the Finance team the successful applicant will manage, grow and develop the current tax team to ensure University wide compliance with tax legislation, liaising with advisors, HMRC and other relevant sector bodies. In conjunction with the CFO, they will also be responsible for the University's response to tax legislation, designing and implementing new processes and controls to help the University effectively manage its tax obligations. As the head of the tax function, they will also lead the University's relationship with HMRC and other tax authorities as well as represent the University with relevant sector bodies.

Working alongside the Human Resources and Organisation Development leadership, the successful applicant will also act as expert consultant as required with a particular focus on international mobility.

There is an expectation the successful candidate will work closely with the CFO and senior colleagues in Human Resources and Organisation Development to develop the responsibilities to best maximise the use of their skills to best meet the University's requirements. This position is therefore ideal for an inquisitive, self-motivated individual who thrives on new challenges as it is a unique and exciting opportunity to ultimately shape the role whilst in post.

Further information about the role and the responsibilities is at the bottom of this job description.

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