Tax Manager


LMAX Group is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Tax Manager to join our dynamic finance team in London. The successful candidate will take on a variety of responsibilities. The position is a management and reporting function, with emphasis on compliance and contributing to the overall financial strategy of the Group.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Given this is a small, growing team there is excellent flexibility and autonomy as to how responsibilities are divided between members of the Finance team, however, specific areas of responsibility are likely to include:

1.     Internal controls and compliance:

·         Prepare and analyse monthly, quarterly and annual tax position for the Group.

·         Maintain policies and procedures (with associated controls) governing good practise, transfer pricing and oversee their implementation.

·         Identify, evaluate and resolve material international tax risks on a timely basis.

·         Manage the tax payment position for the Group and other group entities.

·         Liaise with colleagues to ensure any change in business or tax regulation has been appropriately actioned and incorporated into the business model

2.     Reporting:

·         Manage the relationship with external tax service providers, and timely submission of require d returns.

·         Review and submit the indirect tax returns for the Group and overseas entities.

·         Review and submit the annual PSA returns for the UK entities.

·         Manage the R&D calculation, group relief and deferred tax position of the Group.

·         Support finance colleagues to resolve tax authority audits or statutory auditor reviews.

·         Ensure the timely submission of tax returns and ad hoc returns for all entities of the Group.

3.     Strategic planning and forecasting:

·         Lead the Group’s Transfer Pricing (TP) model, and regular monitoring of Group’s methodology to keep pace with the business and advising on emerging risks and opportunities.

·         Collaborate with other business heads to develop accurate and realistic tax strategies.

·         Monitor and report on any variances to the prescribed policies for decision making purposes.

·         Be a key contributor to setting group’s tax strategy and scaling the tax function as the business grows (i.e. M&A deals or restructuring, through to new products or jurisdiction assessment and approvals).

·         Be primary contact for tax matters, assisting other departments to handle employment tax queries, and/or get involved in VAT reporting and compliance.

·         Other ad-hoc tasks and projects as required.

4.     Team Leadership:

·         Foster a collaborative and high-performance culture with peers within the finance department.

·         Provide training and development opportunities for team members.


•       ACA/CTA qualified

•       Proven experience and commercial acumen as a Tax Manager or similar role.

•       Strong knowledge of UK direct and indirect taxes.

•       Experience in the financial services industry is highly desirable.

•       Excellent communication and presentation skills in verbal and written English

•       Can demonstrate end to end ownership of complex projects with many stakeholders.

•       Strong attention to detail and a strong bias towards action.

•       An ambitious, proactive team player who feels accountable for the delivery of an assignment and contributes to a great team spirit.

•       Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile environment.

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