Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Transfer Pricing Specialist 


Job Description:

Locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Preston, Stratford Job summary

At HMRC, we want everyone to feel welcome and valued. We aim to be a place where everyone can do their best work, regardless of their background. We offer flexible work options to help you fit work into your life, and we're always looking for ways to make HMRC a great place to work. 

HMRC is one of the UK's biggest government departments. Almost everyone in the UK has some dealings with us. Each year, we collect over £800 billion from millions of people and businesses. This money helps pay for public services in the UK. 

What We Offer 

At HMRC, we care about our people and their work-life balance. We offer a 37-hour working week with the option of hybrid working, allowing you to work both from the office and from home. We also offer flexi-time, giving you the freedom to manage your working hours to suit your lifestyle. We provide excellent holiday entitlement, giving you the time you need to relax and recharge. We care about the well-being of our employees and offer a range of support and resources to help you look after your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Joining HMRC is an exciting opportunity! We will support you as you move to HMRC and offer on-the-job training and development to help you achieve your career goals. We are a large organization, so there are many opportunities to change roles and advance your career.  

We currently have vacancies in Large Business and Mid-Sized Business.  
Large Business (LB) employs around 2,500 people to assure the compliance of HMRC’s 2,000 largest and most complex customers. The size and global reach of our customers places international tax issues at the forefront of our work to ensure they comply fully with their tax obligations.  
Mid-Sized Business (MSB) is part of Wealthy and Mid-Sized Business Compliance (WMBC). WMBC is responsible for the tax affairs of customer groups including the UK’s wealthiest individuals, mid-sized businesses, public bodies and charities. MSB supports and assures the compliance of these businesses, which includes a variety of multinational, complex customer groups and their tax obligations.

If you would like to learn more about the role and what it's like to work at HMRC join our Teams call on Tuesday 26th September at 12:00pm - 1:00pm. You will hear from the vacancy holder and the team. Email us at [email protected] by 5pm Friday 22nd September and we will organise your Teams invite.

Job description

This job is important at HMRC. As a Transfer Pricing Specialist, you’ll play an integral role in strengthening HMRC’s efforts to close the tax gap. Leading  and supporting on some of the most ambitious, technical, and high-profile enquiry cases for some of the UK’s largest multinational groups.  
Your workload will be varied, consisting of risk assessment, enquiry work, real-time working, and will involve interacting with external customers and their representatives across a range of industries. You will work as part of a case team with a number of key colleagues across the organisation including Customer Compliance Managers, cross-tax regime technical specialists, policy, economists and accountants.

In this role you will have an opportunity to aid capability building of tax specialists through mentoring, training and knowledge sharing and contribute to building of the International community.   
Some travel nationally will be required as part of this role.

Person specification

Essential Criteria:  

  • Current operational compliance in Transfer Pricing work in respect of multinationals in HMRC, practice or in industry.
  • Good technical understanding of the UK transfer pricing rules and knowledge of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines. 
  • Experience of carrying out functional analysis interviews and economic analysis.  

Desirable criteria:  

  • Current operational compliance in a wider International work in respect of multinationals in HMRC, practice or in industry.
  • Current operational compliance experience of working on the tax affairs in the financial services sector and experience of cross border issues in particular would be an advantage.
  • Recent in-depth involvement in international group’s corporation tax compliance and planning.  


You should hold one of the following qualifications (alternative qualifications will be considered on their merits):

  • Chartered Institute of Tax (CTA) or Management Accountants  (CIMA) 
  • Advanced Diploma in International Tax (ADIT);
  • HMRC’s TSP or predecessor qualification (TPDP, ITS2, CPT, FT2);
  • Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies membership qualification (such as ICAEW, ICAS, CAI, ACCA, CIPFA) or overseas equivalent;
  • Postgraduate legal qualification with a significant element of taxation.

The panel may consider significant relevant experience of tax in place of the formal qualifications listed above, if it can be demonstrated that a lead role has been taken over many years and this will be considered and judged on its own merits.