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Head of UK Direct Tax in Peterborough

Job description

This role will be based in Peterborough 2 days a week. The remaining 3 days will be based in London.


We are currently looking for a Head of UK Direct Tax to lead and transform the UK direct tax team, together with the associated tax compliance, forecasting and reporting processes so that tax matters for all the UK-based Thomas Cook businesses are appropriately managed.


Key accountabilities:

  • Transformation of delivery of UK tax compliance across all of TC UK-based operations
  • Development of UK tax forecasting model
  • Country by country and external tax reporting
  • Transfer pricing documentation
  • Responsibility for SAO & DPT compliance
  • UK tax adviser to business and Group projects
  • Lead ownership of relationship with HMRC (incl, tax audits)
  • Management of direct tax team


    Skills and experience:

  • Experienced tax professional with strong accounting skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Experience of HMRC negotiations
  • Track record of transformation



  • Working in a listed plc environment
  • Solution-focused mindset
  • Tax reporting skills


Technical / professional qualifications:

  • Accounting/corporate tax qualification


What can we offer you?

In return for your valuable contribution to the business you’ll receive a competitive salary, bonus, car allowance, private medical insurance, excellent holiday concessions, industry leading training, a contributory pension and a great flexible benefits package.  As a large global travel business with employees based throughout the world; including overseas, tour operations and an airline, the sky really is the limit for your career progression. 
Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.  

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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