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Tax Specialist

Employer
HMRC
Location
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 1, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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LB is responsible for ensuring the tax compliance of the UK's largest businesses, managing tax risks and ensuring compliance through expert analysis and impactful negotiation. Be at the forefront of significant tax decisions influencing the nation's economy. Each business is allocated a Customer Compliance Manager (CCM) who works collaboratively with the businesses to help them get their tax right.
Job description The G7 CIT Tax Professional will provide critical expertise and leadership to support and lead case teams within their region in tackling non-compliance and delivering improved customer compliance, whilst being an active and visible presence in the wider HMRC CIT community, working flexibly across LB regions and CCG directorates in collaboration with key stakeholders in other areas of HMRC and externally.

The specific responsibilities of the role will include:

Drive delivery of the LB work programme, LB compliance projects and LB Business Risk Review (BRR) commitments.
Identify and address new areas of risk, focussing on current compliance project risk areas as well as potentially developing new areas of risk for future inclusion as compliance projects.
Work with CCMs, customers and policy to deliver on national priorities and meet business objectives, providing critical support during a period of significant change in UK Customs.
Act as lead specialist on sensitive and complex CIT technical issues, supporting CCMs in discussions with customers, leading technical discussions with legal advisers and policy owners, taking the lead role in progressing cases through HMRC governance and supporting the HMRC legal team through the litigation process.
Lead HMRC engagement with industry bodies and other external stakeholders.
Work with policy and other HMRC stakeholders to develop UK policy and systems.
Provide leadership to the LB CIT community and build capability across LB to address critical and sensitive regime issues.
Build CIT capability within teams, acting as coach and mentor to Tax Specialists of all grades and playing a key role with regional CIT Leads and managers in building and developing team capability and performance delivery.
Build upon current projects addressing risk areas in the CIT regime and drive forward future project work aimed at addressing non-compliance, utilising and refining data led compliance approaches.
Report to regional and national groups on role activity. Person specification
You will have opportunities to interact with external customers and representatives, collaborate with cross-functional case teams, and contribute to building the professional tax community through mentoring, training, and knowledge sharing. We offer varied responsibilities consisting of resolving tax disputes, leading teams, shaping future tax policies, and interacting with senior business figures.

Essential Criteria:

Experience

Leader- demonstrable record of effective tax technical leadership of teams in a Customs tax compliance environment, providing strategic direction to ensure successful outcomes, including the demonstration of innovative and novel approaches to tackling non-compliance in a diverse, complex or large organisation.

Communicator- extensive experience in managing multi-channel stakeholders (including Legal, Policy & Technical) in a diverse, complex, or large organisation. Substantial experience of bringing together views, perspectives and diverse needs of stakeholders to gain a broader understanding of the issues surrounding policies and activities, ensuring the two are aligned.

Seeing the Big Picture evidencing an understanding of economic, social, political, environmental and technological developments relevant to a UK Customs tax compliance role. Significant experience of planning team tax technical activity to reflect wider strategic objectives of a diverse, complex, or large organisation, including communicating effectively with senior leaders to influence future strategies or approaches.

Qualifications

You must be a qualified Customs and International Trade Tax Professional, holding one or more of the following qualifications:
  • CTA with Cross-Border Indirect Taxation and VAT & Other Indirect Taxes papers; or Domestic Indirect Taxation and Cross-Border Indirect Taxation papers.
    ICAS Certificate in Customs and Trade
  • An accredited level 6 or above qualification (on the Framework for higher education for England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or a level 9 or above qualification (on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) in customs administration, customs compliance or similar relevant subject area

HMRC staff holding one or more of the listed essential professional qualifications are entitled to apply regardless of their current grade within HMRC, and would be applying as an external candidate.
Qualifications You must be a qualified Customs and International Trade Tax Professional, holding one or more of the following qualifications:
CTA with Cross-Border Indirect Taxation and VAT & Other Indirect Taxes papers; or Domestic Indirect Taxation and Cross-Border Indirect Taxation papers.
ICAS Certificate in Customs and Trade
An accredited level 6 or above qualification (on the Framework for higher education for England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or a level 9 or above qualification (on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) in customs administration, customs compliance or similar relevant subject area
For previous or existing HMRC employees it is essential that you have completed the TSP or predecessor qualification (TPDP, IDP, ITS2, CPT FT2). Existing HMRC employees would only be eligible if they have completed the appropriate course to get them to G7 level (or above) in a tax professional role.

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