Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior International Tax Specialist

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Job Description:

Summary At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

It’s a very exciting time to join HMRC!

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest Government Departments and one of the country’s biggest organisations. Almost every individual and business in the UK is a direct customer of HMRC. We collect in excess of £500 billion a year in revenue from over 50 million customers across the UK.

We are an effective, efficient and impartial tax and payments authority with a vital purpose: To collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

We have embarked on a major transformational Programme to redirect more of our people and resources to compliance activities, modernising systems and re-engineering processes to become more customer-focused.

About Large Business (LB)

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.

About Wealthy & Mid-Sized Business Compliance (WMBC)

Wealthy and Mid-sized Business Compliance (WMBC) is responsible for the tax affairs of customer groups including the UK’s wealthiest individuals, mid-sized businesses, public bodies and charities as well as specific tax regimes such as Inheritance Tax and Research and Development tax reliefs.

About Business Assets and International (BAI)

The two transfer pricing teams in this directorate have product and policy ownership for Transfer Pricing, Permanent Establishment and Diverted Profits Tax legislation and responsibility for the APA and MAP programmes. The Transfer Pricing Policy Team provides specialist policy and technical advice on transfer pricing to HMRC and HMT colleagues and external stakeholders. The Transfer Pricing APA & MAP Team negotiates with overseas tax administrations with a view to concluding competent authority agreements to eliminate double taxation. Job description Together we are responsible for virtually all businesses within the scope of international taxes, from the largest businesses within the UK through to Mid-sized businesses which are significant in terms of growth potential and entrepreneurial activity.

The Senior International Tax Specialist role involves working on the most complex high-profile risk assessment and enquiry work together with your senior leadership input to the team. You will 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, agreement of some APAs and ATCAs, and will involve interacting with external customers and their representatives across a range of industries. You will work as a team with a number of key colleagues across the organisation including Customer Compliance Managers, cross-tax regime technical specialists, policy, economists and accountants.


Responsibilities Key Responsibilities and Skills Required

•Leading and working collaboratively with colleagues to drive forward international risk assessment and risk working and to settle open risks appropriately following the relevant governance procedures

•Providing technical leadership, helping upskill tax specialists to build their Transfer Pricing and International Tax capabilities. This will involve ensuring the delivery of quality case work,
disseminating best practices, delivering training, mentoring and coaching ITSs and CTSs carrying out international work

•Directly working the highest priority cases

•Opportunity to take a national role leading continuous improvement activities such as knowledge management, international community communications, cross-tax working, risk profiling and upstream initiatives

•Play an active role as a senior leader in HMRC, driving innovation and positively influencing at all levels

Essential Criteria

Significant experience of complex International work in respect of multinationals in HMRC, practice or in industry

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.

Desirable Criteria

•Significant experience of Transfer Pricing work in respect of multinationals in HMRC, practice or in industry

•A strong technical understanding of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines and proven ability to apply this guidance and the UK Transfer Pricing legislation to enquiries/compliance facilities/ATCAs/APAs/risk assessments/compliance documentation/technical advice on TP technical matters

•Experience of carrying out functional analysis interviews and economic analyses. Qualifications 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.