Employment Tax Manager

Any of our offices
about 1 month ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

You will be working within the Ovo Finance Team.

What will I be doing?

The Ovo Group employs approximately 4000 people, across a diverse range of brands and roles, including a mobile workforce out in the field.   

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with Ovo’s People, Reward, and Payroll teams to review all relevant processes in the business and ensure robust controls are in place. 
  • Ensure the Group’s processes and controls are documented adequately, including to support compliance with the Senior Accounting Officer regime.  
  • Manage all employment tax aspects of employee benefits, working particularly closely with Reward as new benefits are introduced. 
  • Be the point of contact with HMRC for employment tax matters, including leading our response to questions and queries from HMRC.   
  • Reviewing processes in relation to employment tax filings (for example the PSA) to consider improvements, including using/implementing technology where appropriate
  • Provide ad hoc advice to the business as and when required, including in relation to Ovo’s international businesses.  
  • Provide advice regarding and monitor controls in relation to IR35.

Is this the job for me?

The ideal candidate should have some or all of the following  competencies:

  • CTA qualified
  • Significant experience of managing employment tax matters and associated risks in a large corporate environment. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Organised and thorough in approach with a keen attention to detail and willingness to dig and investigate to resolve problems.
  • Comfortable with proposing, initiating and driving change and supporting this by implementing processes. 
  • An ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and present tax information to non tax colleagues with clarity. 
  • An ability to build relationships with a wide range of internal stakeholders
  • Enjoy working in a changing environment.

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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