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Senior Tax Manager - Advisory

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Reference: R00AOR03820
  • Closing Date: 14 July 2024
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Tax Manager to join our team focusing on Projects and Advisory, reporting into the Head of Tax.

This role will lead and manage the Tax team’s proactive engagement with internal stakeholders across Nationwide to assess the tax implications of complex projects, business changes and initiatives, to deliver high quality, actionable tax advice covering all applicable taxes.

You’ll lead the Tax Projects and Advisory workstream, working closely with subject matter experts in the Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, Employment Tax, Product Tax and Tax Governance & Efficiency teams, to provide advice.

You’ll support delivery of Nationwide’s Tax Strategy, ensuring we pay the right amount of tax at the right time. This is consistent with the Nationwide’s mutual ethos and strong commitment to social responsibility. You’ll drive activity to support a low tax risk status with HMRC, whilst identifying appropriate opportunities for efficiency and value, to ensure we use Nationwide’s members’ money wisely.

Our team comprises individuals with a wide range of experiences who are building processes and capability to meet current and future requirements.

We have an exciting time ahead and are seeking to grow the team with high calibre individuals.

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at one of our offices in Swindon or London, with monthly travel to Swindon, if you're based in London.

If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works. You can also find out more about our approach to hybrid working here.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

Supporting the Head of Tax, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading the Projects & Advisory workstream, setting the strategy and process for tax engagement with stakeholders across Nationwide.
  • Providing high quality tax advice for complex projects, business changes and initiatives, covering all applicable taxes, supported by subject matter experts in the Tax team.
  • Building effective working relationships with stakeholders across Nationwide and influencing to ensure that tax implications are fully assessed, documented, mitigated and managed within Nationwide’s tax risk appetite.
  • Setting clear delivery milestones and tracking progress against these, providing timely and clear updates to all key stakeholders.
  • Managing the engagement of external advisors, where applicable.

About you

At a minimum you will be:

  • A qualified accountant and qualified tax professional, with proven tax experience in a corporate tax advisory capacity and a strong working knowledge across a range of tax disciplines.
  • Experienced in providing complex tax advice in an in-house tax team or working in practice providing tax advice with substantial engagement with the end business users or project teams.
  • An excellent communicator, able to engage effectively with and influence people at all levels across Nationwide, as well as external stakeholders and advisors.
  • Able to make decisions on complex technical or business challenges in an agile and fast-moving environment.
  • Able to manage multiple conflicting priorities and identify the right course of action for Nationwide.

It would be great if you also had:

  • Experience of tax in financial services.

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Wellhub – Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 30 days holiday, pro rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up-to-date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


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