Mountain Warehouse

  • Group Tax Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    This role is responsible for the hands-on management of the Group’s direct and indirect tax in the UK and internationally.

    This role provides broad exposure to UK and International taxes and will empower and develop an individual that is up for a challenge in a fast-paced environment. There are lots of projects to lead and to be involved in, with no two days the same. 

    What you'll be doing

    Corporation Tax


    • Preparation and filing of the UK corporation tax returns.
    • Conduct detailed capital allowance analysis on our store shopfitting program.
    • Liaise with our in-house IT development team and professional advisors to support the preparation of the R&D tax credit claim.
    • Working with the Financial Accountant and local advisers to ensure global tax returns are filed timely and accurately.
    • Implement the groups transfer pricing policy, ensuring appropriate group and local country documentation is in place.
    • Research and provide tax advice on the implications of key transactions and expansion decisions of the Group.


    Indirect Tax


    • Preparation of the VAT returns in the UK, European branches and subsidiaries, Canadian GST returns and US sales tax returns.
    • Oversight of the VAT returns for distance selling in the UK and Rest of the World.
    • Monitor the distance selling VAT limits in the EU and the rest of the world and ensure timely registration.


    Tax Accounting


    • Preparation of year-end group tax consolidation and disclosures for the group.
    • Take the lead on all tax questions from the audit team.
    • Support the budget and forecasting processes from a cash tax and effective tax rate perspective.




    • Responsibility for readiness preparations for the Senior Accounting Officer regime and then ongoing compliance and certification.
    • Creation and then subsequent ownership of a tax risk register for the group, documenting the group’s tax risks and approach to mitigating these risks via processes and controls.
    • Ongoing input into risk assessment for the prevention of criminal facilitation of tax evasion.
    • Maintenance and annual update of tax strategy publication on the website.
    • Manage the relationship with HMRC and lead the response to any HMRC or local tax authority enquiries.


    Employment Taxes


    • Preparation of annual PSA return.
    • Work with the payroll and HR teams to provide ad hoc payroll tax advice.



    • Liaise with professional service providers in the UK and internationally and maximise the value that they provide to the Group.
    • Provide cross-functional tax support to our IT development and buying teams and raise the profile of tax within the Group.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes in tax legislation, communicate these with key stakeholders and ensure systems and processes are updated accordingly.

    We would love to meet someone with

    • Professionally qualified in tax or accountancy (ACA and/or CTA).
    • Some PQE in a commercial environment.
    • Comfortable working independently/with a low level of supervision.
    • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get into and question the detail.
    • Commercially aware and able to build relationships with stakeholders across the business.
    • Strong project management skills.

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package 
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme


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