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Tax Manager

United Kingdom, England, WokingFinance & Procurement

Job description

Purpose of the Role:

To Support the Central finance team in providing a first-class financial service by providing a broad spectrum of tax knowledge across multiple services, including employment, withholding, R&D and foreign/UK tax.


Principal Accountabilities:

Monthly/yearly tasks

  • Oversight and management of foreign VAT reporting and returns ensuring returns are completely accurately and on time, reporting to the Director, Financial Control & Analysis
  • Detailed working knowledge of VAT rules and regulations in the multiple jurisdictions that McLaren operates
  • Direct liaison with KPMG and the McLaren internal tax function to ensure indirect tax compliance, minimise risk and maximise indirect tax recovery
  • Assist the Senior Manager in the preparation of year end accounts and Tax pack information
  • Calculation of Witholding tax, ensuring submission to the relevant tax authorities
  • Assistance working with the Director and other stakeholders in ensuring tax compliance, and that submissions are made which reduces our risk of penalties


Developing systems and controls within the department

  • Overseeing end-to-end tax postings, ensuring that the month end position is correct
  • Key part of the development of new systems and processes needed within the department,
  • To identify areas where cost savings can be made,
  • To contribute to finance team meetings and support the work of other team members as necessary.
  • Oversee company’s risk assessment policies for tax processes

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Relevant tax qualification
  • Experience working in a similar role, or working in a tax practice at manager level
  • A track record of getting things done against tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and a focus on accuracy.


Personal Attributes:

  • Results-driven – Exceptional work ethic; takes accountability for both success and failure; continually strives for better.
  • Challenges – Provides constructive feedback and challenges others to strive for more, both in innovation and meeting stakeholder needs.
  • Role Model – Champions our values and cultivates an environment which encourages everyone to bring their true self to work.


What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.


McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.


We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.


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