Employment Tax Senior Manager

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Date: 24-Jan-2023

Location: Macclesfield, GB Edinburgh, GB London, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Employment Tax Senior Manager

Contract Type: Permanent (Part-time)

Location: Alderley Park, Edinburgh or London

Closing date: 8th February 2023


At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


About the Role 

The Employment Tax Senior Manager role covers UK and Irish employment tax risks relating to the Royal London Group.  This is a permanent part-time opportunity (21 hours per week).


Primary areas of responsibility for the successful candidate relate to the effective and efficient management of employment tax risks including oversight and monitoring of tax compliance and reporting activities.


With deep technical weight, credibility and commercial awareness, the successful candidate will provide employment tax advice on PAYE and Social Security obligations and related matters including, but not limited to, horizon scanning for regulatory changes, travel policies, staff benefits and expenses policies, tax risks relating to hybrid working, the tax implications of new group initiatives and remuneration arrangements.

The role will involve significant interaction with HR, Payroll teams and relevant Business areas.

The role sits within the Group Tax team in Group Finance and consists of 12 experienced tax professionals working across our three main UK offices.


 Key responsibilities

  • Day to day responsibility for Employee Tax advisory and risk management matters for the Royal London Group.
  • Providing oversight of relevant third-party providers.
  • Representing Royal London's views at consultation meetings and industry groups.
  • Acting as primary point of contact for queries from key stakeholders including senior management, boards, committees, third parties and external bodies.
  • Researching complex tax questions using a variety of sources and proposing an approach taking into account Royal London’s Tax Strategy and commercial implications.



  • Significant experience of employee tax advisory and risk management.
  • Significant experience of engaging with senior stakeholders and dealing with confidential matters
  • Qualified accountant and / or qualified tax professional or qualified by virtue of relevant experience gained in industry, the profession or HMRC.
  • Ability to proactively challenge effectiveness of procedures / controls and manage risks on an ongoing basis.
  • Recognised as subject matter expert and provides insight and interpretation of employee tax matters, delivering complex tax messages in a clear way.


What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance-based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page


About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable, and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuing a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong- collaborate – learn and perform.


Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach, but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances. (e.g., to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.


We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues’ views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief.

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