Senior Tax Manager – Tax Reporting & UK Tax Compliance

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Senior Tax Manager – Tax Reporting and UK Tax Compliance

Location: Cambridge UK

Competitive salary and benefits apply


AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than a leading pharmaceutical company. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - you are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for your ideas and creativity.

Our dynamic in-house Global Tax Operations team are ready for a Tax Manager to join them. If you are a qualified accountant with significant  UK direct tax and tax reporting experience, this is a phenomenal opportunity to experience and influence our UK tax compliance and accounting and in a FTSE 100.


Reporting to Tax Associate Directors and supported by our Tax Delivery Team, you will help our team, headed by a Senior Tax Director, own the delivery of our UK direct tax compliance and support with group tax reporting processes. You will be a hard-working and technically capable individual with a strong commercial demeanor and you are passionate about learning AstraZeneca’s business.

In this role you will:

  • Support with preparation and review of UK corporation tax computations and other UK obligations, including considerable claims e.g. RDEC, patent box and capital allowances claims. This includes delegation to and review of analysis to support tax activities prepared by finance colleagues

  • Support with operation of wider tax governance processes, e.g. Corporate Criminal Offence, Senior Accounting Officer.

  • Review UK tax issues including corporate interest restrictions, Controlled Foreign Companies risk assessments, and Country by Country reporting.

  • Stay ahead of changes in UK tax legislation, understand implications and design changes in processes

  • Liaise with the various accounting departments within the UK to ensure accurate and timely delivery of information required for tax reporting, the tax computations and audit queries.

  • Prepare responses to HMRC audit queries and participate in meetings and negotiations with HMRC.

  • Provide day-to-day tax advice to the UK business and assess implications of projects on UK compliance and tax accounting.

  • Prepare quarterly and year-end tax provisions for UK reporting and Group consolidation, ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley processes and liaison with statutory auditors.

  • Input into group planning and forecasting cycles and supervising progress.


Crucial skills and experience

  • Qualified tax professional with good accounting skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills, and ability to utilise technology effectively to operate tax processes

  • ·Knowledge of UK corporation tax

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lead and progress numerous actions in a coordinated and organised manner

  • Efficient process management and delegation skills

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines


At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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