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Head of Tax



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Join the Virgin Group as a Head of Tax and play a pivotal role in a dynamic, world-changing enterprise.


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Virgin Group is on a mission to create a thriving world through entrepreneurial initiatives. As a globally recognized brand, Virgin disrupts industries from finance to space and is known for its vibrant culture and commitment to enhancing the customer experience. The Virgin Management team, located in London and New York, supports the brand's global presence, including initiatives like Virgin Unite and Virgin Start-Up, fostering entrepreneurship and community engagement.

  • Lead worldwide tax compliance for Virgin Group companies.
  • Manage the tax audit process and report on tax matters across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Prepare and submit tax reports, including UK corporation tax and international reports to HMRC.
  • Provide guidance on various tax issues and lead on transfer pricing, WHT, and international tax transactions.
  • Accountable for tax team development and coaching.
  • Extensive UK and international corporation tax experience required.
  • Membership in ICAEW or equivalent professional body is essential.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and ability to communicate complex tax information.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to manage workloads and deadlines effectively.
  • Knowledge of employment tax and VAT is a plus.

Virgin Group offers a contract role for 12-15 months based in London with flexible working hours and the possibility of remote work. We support a diverse and inclusive work environment with benefits like unlimited holidays, flexible working hours, healthcare, dental plans, pension contributions, and a rewards scheme. The application deadline is 28 March 2024. We welcome unique individuals and consider all skill sets, championing inclusivity and tailored hiring processes.

We're searching for an experienced tax specialist to join us on a fixed-term contract. As Head of Tax, you'll be providing support to the Director Tax & Treasury, ensuring that the Virgin Group meets its worldwide tax compliance obligations, an appropriate tax control framework is maintained, and that brand and reputational risk is managed with regards to tax. 

You could be Senior Tax Manager or Director within a top professional services firm or in-house in a large corporation or family office. Either way, if you're someone who wants to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a role where no two days are the same within a globally recognised brand, then this is the role for you.  

Our Virgin Family

Join the Virgin Group – a diverse collective driving change, enhancing customer experience, and having a blast. We're daring, disrupting industries from finance to space, united as part of the Virgin Family.

Virgin Management, the heart of Virgin, nurtures the brand globally. Our diverse, 180-strong team in London and New York, supports every facet of the Virgin empire, including Virgin Unite, our entrepreneurial foundation, and Virgin Start-Up, empowering UK entrepreneurs. Working in synergy with various Virgin entities globally, our interests are as diverse as travel, health, music, media, finance, and space. Our unique work culture and purpose unite us.

Our mission:

To create a thriving world through entrepreneurial initiatives. Our work revolves around:

  • Incubating courageous collectives
  • Backing entrepreneurial solutions
  • Convening purposeful communities
  • Challenging unacceptable issues

Tell me more

  • Lead the tax audit process for Virgin Head Office companies.
  • Report on all UK Virgin Group tax compliance matters, as well as all overseas tax compliance (US, South Africa, Kenya, Switzerland, Mauritius, Spain, Morocco) matters.
  • Lead the preparation and submission of UK corporation tax computations to HMRC.
  • Accountable for the preparation and submission of Country by Country reporting, BEPS, and Diverted profits tax reports to HMRC.
  • Guide on Virgin Group issues, including corporate interest restriction, transfer pricing, and loss reliefs, as well as international tax issues and transactions.
  • Accountable for review and submission of various US forms, and the review of financing structures, funding routes and approvals.
  • Lead on WHT and treaty issues and queries, as well as Transfer Pricing Review and recharges, and the impact of BEPS2.0.
  • Deal with FATCA/CRS forms for the Virgin Group.
  • Accountable for the coaching and development of team members.

What you’ll need

  • Extensive UK and international corporation tax experience.
  • Member of ICAEW Association of Chartered Accountants / Chartered Tax Advisor or equivalent.
  • The ability to influence and confidently interact with all business stakeholders, explaining technical and compliant positions to non-tax individuals.
  • The technical knowledge to sign-off on internal projects and submissions to HMRC.
  • The ability to analyse complex and diverse documents and make appropriate evaluations and recommendations.
  • The ability to engage and inspire your team, as well effectively prioritise workloads amidst conflicting deadlines and priorities.
  • Employment tax and VAT knowledge is desirable.

The extra details

Role type: Contract (12-15 months)

Location: London hub & your home space

Working hours: Full time - We embrace flexible working. Let us know what hours empower you to be at your best both professionally and personally, we’ll try to find a perfect match for you and us.

Benefits: Dive into a fast-paced, evolving workspace, where your hard work and dedication is rewarded. Fancy unlimited holidays and weekly yoga? That's the Virgin way. We champion inclusion, wellbeing, and purposeful points strategies. Further benefits include flexible working, healthcare, dental schemes, pension contributions and an employee rewards scheme.

Closing date: 28 March 2024

Some of the attributes that define a Virgin person just can’t be quantified in words. We pride ourselves on welcoming people from all walks of life, with all sorts of skill sets. Most recently, we successfully campaigned to add ‘Dyslexic Thinking’ as a skill on LinkedIn. Any uniqueness is a strength and will be considered an asset to our workforce. If there is something you would like us to consider, to tailor the hiring process to the way you work best, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Excited to make each day rewarding? We'd love to learn more about you!



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