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Tax Manager

Date: 17-Sep-2022

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

 

  • Tax Manager
  • Permanent role based at Manchester Airport 
  • An opportunity to work with the Director of Tax on all taxes including projects such as the expansion of our new global business
  • Part of a team of specialists which include corporate finance, Treasury, Pension, and M&A

 

About us: 

 

Every year, Manchester Airport connects over 27 million passengers with more than 200 destinations across the globe. As the third largest airport in the UK, Manchester is also in the top 20 airports in Europe.  Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, Manchester Airport supports over 19,000 jobs onsite and generates around £7.75bn each year for the region. 

 

In 2021, Manchester Airport marked a major milestone in its 83-year history when we opened the iconic Terminal Two extension, the centrepiece of our £1bn transformation programme. We still have a few years of further construction work to go, but once completed Manchester Airport will be a facility which competes on a world stage!  

 

About the role: 

 

The Tax Manager is responsible for the day-to-day tax matters of the business, across all taxes, across all territories, to ensure efficiency and compliance with our legal obligations. This is a role that can create value through identification of opportunities and detailed analysis and will include the following duties: 

 

  • Preparation of tax computations and returns.
  • Preparation of tax figures for group reporting purposes, including statutory accounts
  • Forecasting effective tax rates and cash tax payments for budgets and medium term planning
  • Review of group VAT returns, preparation of PSA’s, oversee the preparation of P11D’s
  • Manage and optimise tax relief/claims in respect of significant capital expenditure projects
  • Manage and optimise the interest deductibility, including CIR modelling
  • Review of Transfer Pricing compliance across all entities
  • With the support of external advisors, assist in the management of tax compliance associated with the US business
  • Help develop and manage relationships with external tax advisers
  • Support the Director of Tax & Pensions in managing the relationship with HMRC and in time, other tax related governmental authorities.
  • Assist the Director of Tax & Pensions identifying, developing and implementing planning strategies for optimisation of the group’s UK and International tax position.
  • Assist in providing support and advice on tax due diligence and related structuring for M&A activity
  • Manage relationship with US tax advisors and US FD to ensure compliance with US filings
  • Provide practical advice to the airport divisions, commercial, finance and property teams on the tax impact of specific business transactions and actively project manage as required
  • Advise on all other taxation issues for the group, including indirect tax and employee tax compliance.
  • Ensuring the business is kept up to date with changes to tax legislation

 

To be sucessful in this role:

 

At MAG, we challenge our teams to deliver better solutions in a more sustainable way, whilst modernising practices and innovating the airport experience. Your contribution will truly make a difference to the airport. In return, there is a huge variety of work and opportunities to grow within the business. Skills required include: 

 

  • Qualified Accountant and/or Tax Professional (ACA and/or CTA) of graduate calibre
  • Experience of managing a corporation tax reporting and compliance cycle within a Group
  • Broad UK tax experience and knowledge of UK tax legislation. Some knowledge of/exposure to US tax, indirect and employment taxes
  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player who can interact and work well with a wide range of individuals
  • Willingness and desire to broaden skills and experience across all taxes across a number of territories
  • Experience of tax software and strong Excel analysis skills
  • Resourceful, practical and ability to work independently

 

What can we offer in return? Great benefits as you would expect from a business the size of MAG – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package including 11% company contribution pension, car allowance scheme, pension private medical, free parking & subsidised public transport, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays and a huge range of company discounts.

 


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing HR.Recruitment@MAGAirports.com