Tax Manager

University of Oxford - Finance Division

The Finance Division is responsible for providing advice and information on financial matters affecting all departments, divisions and subsidiary companies at the University of Oxford. Our mission is to provide sound financial advice and timely information to academics, researchers, administrators and other stakeholders.

The Tax Team is part of the Finance Division that supports departmental accounting functions to ensure accurate tax compliance and reporting, and to effectively manage tax risk. It also provides an information and advisory service to the University community that will include new building constructions, research activities, major projects, investments, overseas issues and trading subsidiaries. Oxford University Press operates with a high degree of autonomy but is part of the whole legal entity that is the University and which shares common tax reporting.

The University operates under a Partial Exemption Special Method agreed with HMRC to fairly attribute input VAT with outputs and to determine the level of recoverability. This reflects the variety of different supplies that the University makes, and which includes large amounts of exempt education and non-business grant funded research. Costs relating to non-recoverable input VAT are partly mitigated by the reliefs available for medical research and supplies that are closely related to education.

We use tax engine within Oracle Financials Release 12 we are looking to further strengthen our VAT accounting processes to provide a consistent approach to determining the correct accounting treatment across a wide range of transactions.

Critically, the importance of tax to the financial sustainability of the University is increasing rapidly as a function of the need to renew infrastructure and as a function of the increasing threat to tuition fees and research income posed by the current political environment. The University has an ambitious multi-year capital programme which will result in capital expenditure of well over £1bn with significant implications for tax; equally, private sector and international interest in pursuing joint ventures in research and healthcare is growing rapidly.

For more information please visit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/finance/

Please apply via Michael Page. www.michaelpage.co.uk/job-detail/tax-manager/ref/13885718

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132957

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