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Tax Manager

Job description

Our Head Office department is located in the heart of Piccadilly and occupies the 5th & 6th floor of our beautiful flagship store. This central London location, offers so much to explore including restaurants, bars, cultural sites, shopping and more, and only a short walk from the Green Park Tube Station and plenty of bus stops.


Role Purpose:

*       Take full ownership of all direct and indirect taxes

*       To design a tax compliance framework and reporting

*       To prepare and submit all direct and indirect tax returns

*       To liaise with tax advisors when and where needed

*       To review and address all compliance requirements independently and/or with a help of an external tax advisor


Reports to: 

Director of Finance


Key interfaces:

All F&M teams, external tax advisors and tax authorities


Key Accountabilities:

*       Maintain tax risk register, audit high risk areas at least once a year and maintain close contact with group tax team

*       Prepare and monitor tax reporting calendar for all jurisdictions

*       Collate data, prepare tax files for submission and make sure all taxes are paid by due date

*       Design reports and an automation process along with the technology and analyst teams

*       Work with external advisors on tax registrations/compliance in each country and designing a compliance/reporting manuals

*       Educate the business on various application of direct and indirect taxes, including VAT, GST and sales/use tax applicable for various products

*       To work closely with tax advisors on addressing historic and future risks, providing accurate data and answering all queries and requests in a timely manner


Role Specific Criteria (Experience/Behaviours/Technical Ability)


-        In depth knowledge of UK and EU indirect tax legislation and reporting requirements

-        Exceptional analytical skills and attention to details

-        Good communication skills

-        Excellent excel skills – intermediate level or above

-        Ability to work within a dynamic fast-paced environment

-        Confident communication with external tax advisor and tax authorities



-        ERP experience, ideally Microsoft Dynamics

-        Retail experience, ideally food business


We are committed to developing your career and nurturing your talent, regardless of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. We respect and embrace each other's differences, to create a truly inclusive environment.

In the last year alone, our people have been recognised and celebrated, winning awards for their outstanding contributions to Retail, Technology, Global Hospitality & Tourism, Visual Merchandising & Display, Customer Service and Local Community Awards.


In return, we offer:

  • A competitive salary

  • A generous store and restaurant discount of up to 40%

  • 25 days holidays pro rata (excluding bank holidays) and an extra day off for your birthday

  • A fantastic subsidised staff restaurant which uses Fortnum’s ingredients

  • A range of opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally

  • Excellent pension scheme