Job details

Group Tax Manager

Job reference: 003037

Closing date: 30/09/2019

Salary: up to £75,000 DOE plus excellent benefits

Department: Finance

Hours per week: 36.5 hours per week

Our Tax department is helping to establish and define how the tax will function will shape N Brown. In order to achieve this, we are building out a passionate team to do this and we recognise that it’s the people that make the difference to our organisation. So, are you ready for a new challenge? We are on the lookout for a Group Tax Manager to join us.

Not heard of us? Here’s our story

Did you know that N Brown has been trading from Manchester's Norther Quarter since its start over 150 years ago? Since then, not only has the portfolio of N Brown group brands grown (I’m sure you’ve heard of JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo?) but we been providing the UK and the rest of the world with amazing products and customer services.

Things you should know:

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the role of Group Tax Manager is varied and a fantastic opportunity for the successful individual to take ownership of this area within N Brown. You will be an instrumental part of the team across matters such as:

  • Responsible for all UK and Irish taxes, with emphasis on VAT and Corporation Taxes
  • Responsible for the Group’s governance and risk framework, including development and maintenance of Risk Registers, Policies and Processes
  • Building working relationships and working closely with Finance and the Financial Systems teams to ensure that systems, processes and transactions are recorded in the most efficient and effective way to reduce risk and maximise tax reporting efficiency
  • Maintain and development of the relationship with HMRC on a constructive, proactive basis
  • Management and development of Tax Assistant
  • Delivery of all relevant direct and indirect computations for the Group
  • SAO compliance
  • Provision of proactive, collaborative advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Business partnering and building out tax knowledge across the business.
  • Tax budgeting and forecasting
  • Provision of tax disclosure information for IFRS statutory accounts
  • Liaison with statutory auditors and external tax advisors


The fun stuff:

Not only are we offering a competitive salary of up to £75,000 with access to a fantastic bonus scheme and pension, but this opportunity is idea for anyone looking for either full time or part time hours or needing flexible working. You will also be entitled to loads of other great benefits such as discount across all our brands, healthcare, an impressive pension scheme, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as a holiday purchase scheme), on site massages and health checks plus much, much more.

What we need from:

  • Qualified tax professional with several years PQE
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant VAT and corporate tax laws
  • Financial services and/or partial exemption background would be advantageous
  • Strong experience of tax accounting for consolidated groups
  • Advisory background with the proven ability to understand and interpret complex tax legislation and explain to non-tax colleagues
  • Collaborative business partnering approach
  • Proactive approach, using horizon scanning to ensure the Group are aware of forthcoming tax changes and their potential impacts
  • Attention to detail and focus on review, process and control with emphasis on continuous improvement
  • An understanding of Oracle is advantageous but not essential


What happens next?

If this sounds like you and if you would like to join N Brown which offers excellent career progression, then we would love to hear from you! We are looking for people to interview now and join us ASAP

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.


The closing date for this job has now passed.