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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. Job description 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 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.
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.

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.

The International Tax Specialist role involves working on high-profile risk assessment and enquiry work on some of the UK’s biggest multinational companies as well as contributing to upstream solutions and policy.

You will play a meaningful part in our efforts to close the tax gap. You’ll take the lead on some of the most complex and ground breaking cases, and bring them to resolution.

London candidates only – LB London manages the compliance of financial customers including major banks, fund managers, mutual and other financial institutions. To be considered for the LB London roles experience of working on the tax affairs in this sector is essential and experience on cross border issues in particular would be an advantage.

Responsibilities Key Responsibilities and Skills Required

•This work attracts a high level of scrutiny from the public and central government bodies, so you’ll need experience of dealing with challenging partners and responding constructively

•We apply a multidisciplinary approach to our enquiry work, giving you the opportunity to work alongside economists, accountants, solicitors and tax professionals. You’ll also enjoy the scope to work across a range of different sectors and industries

•You will be leading enquiry work, with appropriate support, providing specialist advice, developing national projects to promote tax compliance, identify and prevent errors.

•You should be confident to identify, lead and work collaboratively to drive risk working and settle enquiry cases.

•Provide guidance and support to Corporation Tax Specialists.

Essential Criteria

You are required to demonstrate experience of the following within your application:

•You will have experience of international regimes such as Transfer Pricing and Diverted Profits Tax, or international tax involving cross border transactions (including finance) and structures.

•Proven experience of working with businesses on their International Tax affairs.

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

•Recent in-depth involvement in international group’s corporation tax compliance and planning. 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.