Associate Director of Tax

University of London - Finance and Planning Department

The Finance and Planning Department of the central University of London is seeking to recruit an Associate Director of Tax to join their department on a full time open ended basis.

Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. The University of London is a federation of 18 independent member institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of highly acclaimed central academic bodies and activities. The central academic bodies include the University of London International Academy which offers distance learning courses to over 50,000 students in 180 countries; the School of Advanced Study (SAS), the UK’s only national centre for the support and facilitation of research in the humanities; Senate House Library and the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The central University also provides a suite of innovative, high quality academic support and professional services, and manages a valuable property portfolio providing academic space, student halls of residence and conference facilities.

The Role:

The University operates within a complicated and changing framework of UK and International Tax law. This new role will be responsible for delivery and continuous development of the University Tax Strategy and management of all tax risks.  

You will report directly to the Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Services) and will also work in close partnership with the senior leadership team within Finance and Planning and with key stakeholders across the University.

To succeed in this role, you will have substantial experience in a senior management tax advisory role in a complex, dynamic organisation and previous experience of managing relationships with different stakeholders, with proven ability to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with key customers and stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally. Previous experience in a tax role within a commercial, University or public finance sector organisation is an essential requirement.

You will have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively in order to meet strict deadlines, along with the ability to take the lead on the provision of tax advisory services to all University projects and strategic developments.

Further Information:

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit an up to date CV and covering letter before the closing date at midnight on Monday 1 January 2018. In your covering letter, please outline clearly how your skills and experience match the person specification.

First round of interviews will take place on 11th January 2018.

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