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Group Tax Manager


Group Tax Manager

This is an exciting new role that will offer the incumbent a real opportunity to shape and develop the tax function, whilst adding value to the business and supporting its ambitious growth plans. The group tax manager will proactively assist the group financial controller in ensuring best practice statutory compliance for all companies in the Karro group structure.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review of corporation tax and deferred tax calculations and returns as prepared by external advisors, including research & development tax credit claims
  • Lead and manage the research and development business partner
  • Own the process for overseas tax compliance liaising with locally appointed specialist agents as necessary
  • Responsibility for tax preparation and review of all statutory accounts, liaising with EY and internally as necessary
  • Own VAT and Intrastat for the Group, ensuring returns are accurate and appropriate payments are made.
  • Take ownership of the process for senior accounting officer compliance, ensuring appropriate documentation is kept, risk reviews are performed and appropriate payments are made
  • Ensure the Karro tax policy is fit for purpose and signed off annually by the board
  • Liaise with HMRC in regard to visits, audits and submissions
  • Liaise with external advisors where appropriate to provide tax advice and planning to the business, as required
  • Responsibility for set up and operation of tax internal controls, liaising with advisors, management and internal audit as necessary      
  • Monitoring all tax internal audit reviews and responses for the Karro business
  • Escalating and remediating where appropriate
  • Take responsibility for all tax matters relating to acquisitions, including reviewing due diligence prior to acquisition
  • Drive process improvements
  • Ad hoc compliance projects as necessary

Skills and experience:

  • ACA and post qualification experience (either gained from an accounting firm background or in industry), tax qualifications necessary
  • Excellent technical accounting skills
  • Strong commercial exposure and business acumen
  • Management of one finance business partner
  • Continuously strives for improvement
  • Appreciates the concept of materiality together with the benefit of detail
  • Competent in driving and influencing internal company teams to mitigate risk
  • Possesses a pro-active “can-do” attitude and demonstrates initiative, whilst maximising opportunities for improvement in the business
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships rapidly with colleagues
  • Seeks and develops new relationships that will support the wider finance function
  • Maintain a level of objectivity and an unbiased approach whilst displaying integrity at all times
  • Excellent communicator (both written and in verbal form) with an ability to a tailor and adapt communications for a wide variety of audiences (including Board level) and situations
  • Flexible, yet able to consistently meet deadlines and remain motivated and focused on delivery
  • Ability to work proactively both independently, or as part of a team      
  • Able to liaise with the senior management team on behalf of the Group Financial Controller, where appropriate
  • Able to provide appropriate solutions to problems
  • Proven experience of strategic decision making

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme funded by Karro

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro: 

Karro Food Group is a major UK food business, employing c. 5,000 people over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland and generating turnover of £1.2bn. Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked meat products, and, following its recent acquisition of Young’s Seafood, is now one of the UK’s leading multi-protein food businesses. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally.



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