Finance Manager

  • Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • External Reference
    ES
  • Category
    Banking & Financial Services - Tax

Finance Manager - TAXATION


3-6 months (possible extension)


£173.07 per day PAYE


£223.83 per hour Umbrella


Local to East Sussex for office visits 1 day per week, but remote opportunities for candidates whom meet the below critiria


The role will be managing a small team of 2 Senior Finance officers to deliver Taxation services across eight organisations



  • Ideally, we would like someone with experience with Local Authority VAT, but a desirable, but not essential criteria


      • The authorising of VAT returns

      • The provision of VAT advice

      • The provision of project and more complex VAT advice, with the assistance from the external VAT advisors





To take a lead role in the provision of taxation services including financial reporting, advice and information, and engaging and communicating effectively with key stakeholders and agents. To lead and manage finance activities and provide professional financial and taxation services through their team to contribute to value for money and minimise tax liabilities.



Assist in the development of medium term taxation strategies and work collaboratively across organisations to deliver objectives and priorities. you will be required to develop and maintain good working relationships with corporate budget managers, heads of service and senior management including attendance at meetings, project and working groups, providing taxation advice and effective challenge to ensure complex financial implications are properly understood and considered by the authority.

Typically, the role will be required:
To be the partner authorities lead officer in all specified taxation and VAT related matters including liaison with HMRC Officers on their control and inspection visits.
To ensure that partner authorities adopt the most tax efficient structures in relation to the financial operation of major corporate projects and contracts, partnership and collaboration arrangements.
To lead and manage the Taxation Team to provide and/or advise on effective systems of control, establishing compliant practices and corporate systems, and to interpret and brief senior managers on VAT and taxation legislation and implications. To identify and implement opportunities for minimising tax liabilities and maximising potential claims and refunds of tax.

Plan and direct any formal taxation training that may be necessary and provide briefings and presentations on technical VAT issues. Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders and partners representing the service/authorities at internal and external
meetings, working groups and project teams as required.

Provide an effective VAT advisory service to externally contracted organisations.
To manage the contract with the external tax advisors.
To assist with the appraisal of financial viability of potential suppliers across partner authorities.
To assist with Treasury Management duties as required.












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