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Employment Tax Manager

Employment Tax - Manager

As our Employment Tax Manager you will be responsible for advising the Primark group on all aspects of employment taxes for both Europe and the US. You will play a key role within the business. You will have the opportunity to work with 75,000 and employees across multiple jurisdictions. We have a strong growth plan ahead of us and our Employment Tax Manager will assist with our business growth.

What the role involves;
  • Lead and develop the Employment Tax advisory function across Europe and the US.
  • Proactively advise the business on all employment tax issues and opportunities, liaising with external advisors where necessary.
  • Keep up to date with current tax and regulatory requirements and provide updates to senior stakeholders on new legislation relevant to employment taxes; providing insight into implications and recommendations on actions.
  • Work with the HR teams to drive changes in policy to enhance compliance and reporting.
  • Act as advisor to Payroll function for all tax related issues, particularly on new regulations and changes to practice.
  • Support the wider tax team initiatives which may have relevance to employment taxes.
  • Partner with the Global Mobility team on tax aspects associated with our globally mobile employees, remote workers and displaced employees.
  • Assist in establishment of processes and policies in relation to business travellers.
  • Act as the main point of contact with the internal audit function on the employment tax risk review programme.
  • Lead a programme of awareness and training in response to UK National Minimum Wage regulations.
  • Ensure proper books and records are held for tax purposes in all jurisdictions and are in accordance with local tax requirements.
  • Support the business with new country entry.
  • Responsible for managing any employment tax audits.
  • Liaise with relevant Tax Authorities where necessary and build on good working relationship established by Primark.
  • Review projects and systems implementation and assess impact from a tax perspective.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement to bring efficiencies to processes and technology, improve ways of working and enhance controls.
  • Influence key stakeholders across the business to ensure processes and technology are compliant with regulations.
  • Lead the response to changes in employment tax legislation and practice and keeping relevant business partners and management updated on same.
  • Work closely with Primark’s Head of Government Affairs to represent Primark on employment tax forums, where appropriate, to drive changes in legislation and guidance.
  • Provide technical and practical training and advice to the team and the wider finance and business functions.
  • Collaborate with Procurement and Legal to lead the implementation of IR35 across the business.

What we're looking for:
  • Tax qualification (AITI).
  • Min 3+ years relevant PQE (preferably in a retail environment).
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) - need to communicate to all levels within the business.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills, ability to plan and prioritise work schedule and work within agreed timescales.
  • Commercial awareness with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider business factors.
  • Have strong financial and analytical acumen as well as excellent Project Management and communication skills.
  • European language skills an advantage.
  • Demonstrate initiative with strong work ethic.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, ability to ensure tasks are finalised to strict deadlines.


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