Corporation Tax Senior Manager

SSE plc

Location: Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Salary: £80,000 - £95,000 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Reporting to the Head of Tax, the role of the Corporation Tax Senior Manager is to manage the Group’s corporation tax affairs, including three direct reports, and to ensure tax matters are appropriately considered during investment decisions across the group.

The Corporation Tax Senior Manager manages SSE’s UK corporate tax compliance affairs through maintaining processes and systems to ensure SSE meets their UK corporate tax compliance obligations at all times, and developing those systems and processes as the group evolves. It is also the Corporation Tax Senior Manager’s role to ensure the technical accuracy of all tax returns submitted by SSE, by way of a robust review process.

As SSE continues to expand overseas, the Corporation Tax Senior Manager will work with SSE’s European Tax Manager to ensure that procedures are in place such that the Group continues to meet their corporate tax filing obligations in those overseas countries. This will include consideration of transfer pricing and withholding tax relevant to those overseas activities.

M&A activity and the investment of funds by SSE into capital assets potentially results in corporate tax risks and liabilities arising to the Group. It is the role of the Corporation Tax Senior Manager to ensure that those risks are managed, and liabilities mitigated, through working with SSE’s Corporate Finance and Legal departments to ensure tax is appropriately factored into investment decisions. The Corporate Tax Senior Manager also considers tax planning opportunities that may be available to the Group.

The Corporation Tax Senior Manager sits on the Tax and Treasury Steering Committee, which is responsible for monitoring SSE’s tax and treasury affairs and making decisions or recommendations on tax and treasury matters.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Qualified to at least Chartered Accountant and / or Chartered Tax Adviser level, with at least 5 years post-qualifying tax experience

- Proven and solid experience working in a senior tax role, in either public practice (Big 4 firm) or a large company

- Significant experience in dealing with complex corporate tax matters, particularly in relation to capital allowances and interest deductibility.

- Significant experience of advising on corporate tax strategy for large businesses, including the strategic management of tax rates and tax risk mitigation on M&A activity.

- Excellent staff management and development skills with a proven track record of developing a high-performing team.

About our Business

Our SSE Finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling SSE's obligations as a UK-listed company, providing expertise and services that can be shared across the SSE Group, and working in partnership with all businesses to provide services tailored to their specific needs. SSE operates in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive environment, and our role is to ensure that we gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the financial strategy for our businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value for SSE now, and in the future.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Francesca on / 01738 344763.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.