Tax Manager - Investments at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

Following significant investment over the last 12 months, the Renewables Generation division of the Octopus Energy Group has grown significantly.

In this newly created role you’ll be responsible for all tax matters arising from the fund structures and the investments made both domestically in the UK, and internationally.  You will report into the Group Senior Tax Manager for the Octopus Energy Group but will have autonomy to run this role as your own in the context of Generation specifically. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a tax manager with deal experience who wants to take on the ownership of tax management for a fast growing business line that is expanding internationally and domestically. What you'll do Take the tax lead on the structuring of investments and funds- structuring will either be done in-house or outsourced depending on the deal in questionIdentify tax risks and exposures and advise the wider investment team of the implicationsInput into valuations when required by the investment teamEnsure that any new investments work with the existing fund structure(s)Lead on transfer-price analysis on non-UK funds and establish a directory of rates/margins etc. as a shared resource that we can use across the team Manage the tax compliance advisors across all funds – reviewing their work and ensuring all filings are completed on a timely basisWork with the finance team to ensure that the agreed structuring is implementing post completionWork with the wider tax team to ensure that all group relevant matters are identified in a timely mannerWork with the asset managers to ensure the relevant entities are tax compliant and meeting filing requirements for additional elements such as SAO, CByCR etcKeep the teams updated with any relevant tax developmentsWhat you'll needQualified tax professional preferably with UK and International exposureStrong technical ability across the taxes with the ability to balance risk and reward and make appropriate decisionsThe ability to learn and understand complex technical issues quickly and have strong interpersonal skills to manage relationships and communicate with associates at all levels across the business.  The ability to manage multiple issues simultaneously and keep to tight deadlinesWhy else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadershipVisit our UK perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsIf this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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