Job Title: Head of Tax
Salary: Excellent ££ & Bonus & Benefits
Job Type: Full Time

We’re looking for a Head of Tax to join our established team here at Wickes. You’ll lead on tax compliance and further develop our policies and processes both in compliance and reporting alongside engaging and educating the wider business.

This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to take your  first step into a ‘Head of’ level role, but could be equally of interest if you’re a highly experienced tax specialist.  We’re open to applications for this role on both a part-time and full time basis. You’ll be able to shape and develop your role, joining our organisation as it delivers on its ambitious growth strategy.   

Activities within the role are varied and include:

Day-to-day responsibility for effective tax management 

Implementing the long term tax strategy for the business

Delivery of tax information, audited external reporting to strict deadlines 

Compliance with regulatory requirements from an accounting and tax perspective

Maintaining and developing influential relationships across the organisation with key interactions expected with teams across HR, Reporting & Control, Planning & Analysis and Supply Chain

Maintaining strong working relationships externally – key interactions expected with external auditors, HMRC and tax advisors

You will bring

Ideally, you’ll  be qualified (ACA / ACCA / CIMA / CTA ) with thorough and up to date knowledge of tax laws and regulations across UK VAT and UK Corporation Tax, potentially from a similar PLC or large private company, or with relevant experience gained from an accounting / tax practice. Strong technical expertise is essential in either Corporate Tax reporting or VAT, with some practical experience of the other, along with Corporation Tax compliance, employment/payroll advice.  

Alongside your technical tax acumen, this role is focused on building and maintaining exceptional relationships internally and externally.   You will bring experience of effective influencing skills at Board and Senior Leadership level, as well as externally with the HMRC but equally being able to utilise relationship, communication and collaborations skills with peers and in effective team development.

What can we offer you?

You’ll be supported within our fantastic learning and development environment, and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career with us.

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes 

 * Competitive bonus

 * Save-as-you-earn scheme

 * Private Medical and Life Assurance

 * Contributory pension scheme

 * Colleague discount 

 * Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme

Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

This role is based at our Support Centre in Watford, where our finance team are based, along with our other support functions.  We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working.

About Us: 

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 40 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.3Bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.  

Wickes’ culture is a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

Please contact us here if you require any adjustments within the application process.  If you require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview. Please note, this link is only for reasonable adjustments required – general enquiries, or direct CV applications cannot be accepted via this form

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