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Tax Manager

Remote working
up to £65,900

Job Overview

We're seeking a proactive individual with excellent communication skills, strong analytical abilities, and a commitment to continuous improvement. If you're ready to make a significant impact and drive financial compliance and optimisation, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey!

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. 

We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

You will be joining the UK’s largest commercial national and regional news publisher with a monthly readership of 47 million people. With over 100 national and regional news brands, we boast the largest online audience of any news publisher in the UK. Brimming with talented individuals, we are incredibly passionate about what we do and our people.

Job Description

As our Tax Manager, you'll serve as the subject matter expert in tax, taking ownership of tax reporting, forecasting, and preparation of UK corporation tax returns.

Your responsibilities will extend to managing the preparation and filing of all tax returns, ensuring compliance with local and international tax requirements.

You'll also be responsible for preparing tax figures and disclosures for inclusion in our Group consolidated and statutory accounts, while managing Group quarterly corporation tax payments on account.

Reporting directly to the Head of Tax & Treasury, you'll also liaise with external advisors on capital allowances and R&D tax relief claims, assist with HMRC enquiries, and review and approve VAT returns.

Your strategic mindset will be crucial in managing the group effective tax rate, proposing and implementing tax planning opportunities, and leading tax-related projects to drive efficiency and minimize risk.


  • Planning and organisation.
  • Strong technical tax knowledge and understanding of global tax laws and regulations (in particular UK & US).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and effectively manage tax risks.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to communicate complex tax issues to non-tax professionals. Communication, including written, face-to-face, presentation skills and the ability to cascade consistent messages for maximum impact.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to accuracy in all aspects of financial reporting.
  • Strong IT skills, and experience in using tax compliance software packages.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Decision-making.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified Accountant (for example ACA, ACCA or CIMA) and/or Qualified Tax Advisor (for example ATII or CTA).
  • Significant UK Corporate Tax experience, including extensive experience in tax compliance and reporting.
  • Alphatax and AlphaTag Experience.
  • Experience of tax in a large corporate environment.
  • Relevant Accountancy and Tax qualification.
  • Knowledge of Navision would be beneficial.

Essential Behaviours

  • Collaboration – Demonstration of working collaboratively, internally and externally.
  • Determination – Demonstration of perseverance to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Imagination – Demonstration of creativity and innovation
  • Customer Focus – Consider the Customer in everything we do

Salary & Benefits

We are offering a salary up to £65,900 Plus Benefits 

  • Help saving for your retirement - matched 6% pension scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day - an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Flexibility - In this role, you’ll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life. We’ll support you with your home set-up, and you’ll be able to claim expenses for any trips to our office ‘hubs’ or client meetings
  • Enhanced family leave - including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan - free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.