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Tax Manager

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United Kingdom  Manchester, United Kingdom
Legal, English

Job Description:

(COMPANY NAME) is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, (COMPANY NAME) is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The (COMPANY NAME) family of companies currently includes (COMPANY NAME) Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today's 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; (COMPANY NAME) Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and (COMPANY NAME) Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. (COMPANY NAME)' partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive (COMPANY NAME) community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. (COMPANY NAME) is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At (COMPANY NAME), we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at (COMPANY NAME) we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.


Purpose of the role:

To assist the Head of International Tax in managing the UK and International Tax obligations of the (COMPANY NAME) (International) Limited.

Key Responsibilities:


* Ensure compliance at all times with VAT laws and regulations not just in the UK, but across Europe and Rest of the World

* Preparation and submission of monthly UK VAT returns for (COMPANY NAME) International Limited

*Preparation/management of ad hoc VAT claims/opportunities and their submissions to HMRC.

*Preparation of information in relation to EU and Rest of World VAT Returns and liaising with our compliance partners, managing the process through to submission.

*Working closely with the US Tax team on the preparation and submission US Sales Tax Returns.

*Assisting with the continued improvement of the VAT return process, including working with OneSource configuration.

UK Tax Compliance:

*Assist with the management of the UK compliance process.

*Preparing tax packs for the preparation of the UK Corporation Tax returns for UK group companies (compliance outsourced currently).

*Assist with the preparation of capital allowance analysis.

*Preparing tax forecasts and providing regular updates to the US corporation tax team.

Tax Accounting:

*Preparation of year end group and single entity statutory account disclosures.

*Regular review of group forecasts, for accounting and tax planning.

*Liaison with external auditors

Other responsibilities:

*Assisting the wider business with decision making on commercial aspects to ensure most tax efficient outcome.

*Assistance with identifying any overseas tax risks associated with overseas contracts and providing information to third party advisors to prepare overseas tax returns where necessary.

*Assistance with obtaining country of residency certificates from the UK tax authorities and reviewing withholding taxes deducted by third party commercial partners.

*Assistance with monitoring and testing controls for Senior Accounting Officer and Corporate Criminal Offence purposes.

*Work with existing team to improve/ensure appropriate tax related control/review procedures in place, in line with Sarbanes Oxley requirements.

*Work with the US Tax Director on ad-hoc projects including Transfer Pricing

*Work with HR & Payroll functions and external advisors on employment related taxation

*Provide ad-hoc training and advice to Finance Team and other business functions on relevant taxation matters

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

*ACA/ACCA or CTA qualified/part qualified or other qualification with 3 years + experience in a tax role.

*Highly organised individual.

*Ideally, but not compulsory, possess knowledge and experience of UK/EU VAT law and compliance processes

*Ideally, but not compulsory, a basic knowledge of book to UK tax adjustments and capital allowances, etc.

*Strong communicator given likely to be liaising with both US, EU, Aus and UK tax professionals.

*Strong work ethic and flexibility to work as and when required in peak periods, to ensure deadlines are met.

*Highly IT literate: Microsoft Excel, use of financial reporting tools

*High levels of attention to detail but can also look at the 'bigger picture' and sense check from a high level.


This a great opportunity to join our fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial business, and these are some of the benefits you can expect as an employee.

*The chance to work with world leading sports clubs and brands

*Working within a growing, fast-paced and forward-thinking business

*Birthday day off

*40% staff discount

*Nationwide Theme Park discounts

*Bike to work scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at (COMPANY NAME). Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day; across all races, gender, gender identities, age, sexual orientation, religion & spiritual beliefs, neurodiversity, disability and all identities of our people both current and future. If you have any requirement(s) for reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact us.

Things We Care About

· Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.

· Diversity and Inclusion

· Our Company Culture and Values

· Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits

Tryouts are open at (COMPANY NAME)! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Ensure your (COMPANY NAME) job offer is legitimate and don't fall victim to fraud. (COMPANY NAME) never seeks payment from job applicants. Feel free to ask your recruiter for a phone call or other type of communication for interview, and ensure your communication is coming from a (COMPANY NAME) or (COMPANY NAME) Brand email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at wxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx/xxxxxxs

(COMPANY NAME) is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of (COMPANY NAME)' fair labor practices

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Posted on: 02 Dec 2022
Languages: English
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