35 hours per week Monday-Friday, Hybrid/flexible working patterns will be considered


£59,000 Per Annum

Closing Date:

Mon, 8 May 2023

Not just another building society. Not just another job.

We're the fourth biggest building society in the UK and what makes us a bit different is that we're a mutual organisation. We don't have shareholders, we're owned by our members.

Our colleagues say Skipton's a great place to work and you could be one of them, bringing with you new ideas on how we can keep customers at the heart of what we do.

Whatever your background, and whatever your goals, we'll help you take the next step towards a better future.

Job Description:

Increasing regulation, as well as the continued growth of the Skipton Group, has created the need for this role which sits within the Group Tax team (part of the wider Group Finance team) but will also involve working closely with the tax teams at Connells, one of the Group’s major subsidiaries and the largest estate agency business in the UK.

We’re also improving our brilliant basics, ensuring our processes and controls are strong and embedding new finance systems to ensure we have a robust governance framework.

This is an exciting opportunity within our Group Tax team for someone with vision, drive, excellent numerical skills and the ability to interpret complex tax rules in order to deliver success.

What You’ll Be Doing

Reporting to the Group Finance Leader, the role will work alongside the Tax Leads in the team and with other tax teams in the Group to support the tax compliance obligations of the Group, ensure the Group’s compliance with new Pillar 2 tax rules, and ensure tax related governance and procedural documentation is appropriate and up-to-date.

You’ll work collaboratively with the Connells Group Tax team and other finance teams around the Group as well as the wider Skipton Group Finance team.

Key role aspects include:

  • Manage corporation tax processes and payment arrangements across the Group and provide guidance and assistance to Group subsidiaries and other areas of the business as required.

  • Lead the detailed work in respect of the Group’s compliance with the new Pillar 2 tax rules and liaise with tax specialists accordingly.

  • Support the production of the Group’s annual HMRC Country-by-Country Return and Senior Accounting Officer reporting.

  • Regularly monitor changes in taxation legislation impacting the Group.

  • Support the Group with ensuring it has appropriate tax software and technology to meet its obligations.

  • Support the Group’s ongoing compliance with the Corporate Criminal Offence rules.

  • Ensure governance and procedural documentation is appropriate and up-to-date.

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience within a taxation environment in industry, practice or HMRC.

  • CTA qualified (or working towards).

  • Experience within a regulated financial services environment is desirable.

  • An ability to engage and work in partnership withinternal stakeholders and also with third parties such as HMRC and external tax advisors.

  • A strong discipline in controls and governance.

  • An ability to build strong and effective working relationships.

  • An ability to effectively communicate at an appropriate level, presenting complex tax issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • High level of attention to detail and excellent numeracy skills.

  • A good understanding of, and a proven ability to interpret, complex taxation legislation.

  • Knowledge of accounting processes.

If you are up for the challenge, and you want to have a real say in how things are being done at Skipton, we want to hear from you.

Diversity and inclusion are a priority for us as we continue to support our members and represent the communities we serve. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, age, family or parental status, beliefs, nationalities and religions – supporting an inclusive environment for all our colleagues to bring their true selves to Skipton.

£59000 plus benefits

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