Tax Manager


Location: Buckinghamshire

Job Type: Full time


Would you like to kick start your career in a supportive, collaborative and innovative company?

Do you enjoy working as part of an enthusiastic, passionate, and collaborative team?

Join our Financial reporting, tax and control team

The financial reporting, tax and control team has grown recently in response to the demands of a fast-growing business and increasingly demanding control and governance environment. Led by the Group Financial Controller who reports into the Chief Financial Officer, the team sit alongside and work closely with the commercial finance team and other areas of business operations

Success. The Softcat Way.

There's a uniqueness to Softcat – what we do, how we do it and why we do it. That's because we help customers to use technology to succeed, by putting our employees first. We give everyone the chance to step up and show how much they can achieve. We succeed when all our people succeed.

Be part of a team that enables business growth

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking the tax function to the next level, improving controls and compliance across the tax spectrum, providing valuable tax insight to the rest of the business, and ensuring the team is right sized for the requirements of the business. With an established and relatively straightforward UK Tax set up, a growing proportion of this role will be focussed on our growing multinational operations and the tax compliance of those operations.

As a Tax Manager, you'll be responsible for:

  • Management of the UK corporation tax function, which is currently outsourced
  • Build relationships with external UK and Multinational tax advisory teams
  • Own the CCM relationship with HMRC
  • Take the lead on straight forward UK tax accounting and reporting requirements
  • Support and improve responses to tax evasion risk across the organisation
  • Review and improve processes around the VAT return, Intrastat & EC Sales list reporting

What we need from you

  • An accounting or tax qualification (ACCA/ACA/ICAS/CTA)
  • Experience of working in either in house or UK top tier practice
  • An interest in multinational, systems and indirect taxes
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and thought skills
  • Desire to work in a fast paced and often ambiguous environment
  • A confident individual with good levels of judgement and pragmatism, comfortable working within a commercial environment with senior members of the business

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Hybrid working 3 days in the office and 2days working from home
  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you start and finish during the day
  • Flexibility around school pick up and drop offs

Working with us

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.

Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now

As part of our commitment to supporting, attracting and retaining the best diverse talent, Softcat is proud to partner with organisations like WORK180, My G Work and Black Young Professionals. Work 180 endorse employers that demonstrate on-going support for women at work, including offering benefits and policies that best support female employees. My G Work support us in our aim of attracting more LGBTQ+ talent. The BYP network support us in diversifying our talent pool by tapping into the black professional community.

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