Venture Tax Manager

  • Are you curious, excited by experimentation and always looking for a better way of doing things?
  • Do you want to keep learning and developing whilst getting hands-on, entrepreneurial, business building experience?
  • Do you want to have the opportunity to work closely with exciting start-ups, helping them optimise their tax affairs as they grow into international groups?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking to hire high-energy, entrepreneurial and value-adding talent to join Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s most successful venture builder to support our portfolio companies with all their tax needs, from incorporation all the way until an exit.

ABOUT US

Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in South Africa and Southeast Asia.

Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. Our portfolio has been conceived and launched by us and employ over 3,000 employees. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio sales is over £500 million.

Our team, Venture Builder Services (VBS), exists to support our ventures to be successful quickly, sustainably and with access to the best practice tools, solutions, and expertise. We provide a range of services to help new business get off the ground, including technology, growth (marketing and sales), talent, HR, finance, legal and tax.

IMPACT BEYOND PROFIT

15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice.

OUR BEHAVIOURS

  • Honesty and integrity – trustworthy
  • Resilience - keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment
  • Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results
  • Innovation - restless to improve, challenges how to make things better
  • Deliver results - keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
  • People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful
  • Commercial awareness - looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely

THE ROLE

Key responsibilities

The Venture Tax Manager is a vital role within the Blenheim Chalcot portfolio and this role will play a vital role in leading and shaping the central tax function to:

  • Improve tax processes across the portfolio companies across the full spectrum of business taxes;
  • Act as a first point of contact for FDs and CFOs on everything from ad hoc queries to major business structuring decisions;
  • Help design and implement incentive schemes across the portfolio; and
  • Advise on Enterprise Investment Scheme structuring and submissions to HMRC.

Specific duties

Depending on the project, you will need to be comfortable doing the following:

  • corresponding with HMRC, reviewing/submitting returns and agreeing valuations;
  • working with cap tables to model investments and option awards;
  • explaining tax and finance matters to finance and non-finance people;
  • reviewing option agreements, articles and shareholders agreements;
  • owning and delivering a program of work: putting a structure around it, breaking it down into discrete pieces with clearly defined outputs;
  • working in a highly entrepreneurial environment, focusing on execution and ensuring plans come to fruition; and
  • building strong relationships with stakeholders centrally and in the portfolio companies.

Opportunity

This role is an excellent platform for experienced professionals to take their career to the next level and an opportunity unlikely to be found anywhere else. It allows tax professionals to get exposure simultaneously to the challenges faced by small companies in their first year of operation as well as those faced by large businesses operating all over the world.

In addition to all the businesses in the current portfolio, Blenheim Chalcot is always looking to explore new businesses that need their own bespoke tax considerations and advice as well as support with host of other challenges that finance professionals can get involved with. Our portfolio is constantly growing and offers unmatched exposure to a wide variety of businesses in terms of both sector and size, whilst allowing our professionals to work as part of each company’s team rather than as an external advisor.

ABOUT YOU

The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, and/or CTA) with 2-5 years post qualified, with a good grasp of tax legislation and application.
  • Will have experience dealing with very early stage as well as mature businesses
  • Will demonstrate competencies across a range of taxes, share schemes and investments schemes
  • Excellent stakeholder management.
  • Familiarity with EIS reliefs and R&D tax credits.
  • Ability to work autonomously but also collaborate where necessary.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Energetic, trustworthy, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.
  • Be comfortable in a fluid, progressive and dynamic, change orientated environment, and able to deploy:
    • a proactive and confident approach; and
    • excellent communication and organisation skills.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

  • Be part of the UK’s leading digital venture builder
  • Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC
  • Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development
  • A fun and open, if a little cricket obsessed, atmosphere
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days of paid holidays + your birthday off
  • Life Assurance (4 x annual salary), Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Private Medical and Dental, Gym Subsidiaries

PROCESS

We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent.

Blenheim Chalcot is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is one of our core values, thus making it core to our business. We strive to maximise the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from everyone. We encourage diversity through perspective, background, identity, and thought whilst also fostering an environment where everyone can express themselves regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender, colour, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We are committed to continuing to nurture an inclusive environment and building a diverse workforce.

 

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