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Tax Manager

Company: Norstella
Location: London, United Kingdom
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About Citeline 

Citeline is one of the world's leading providers of data and intelligence on clinical trials, drug treatments, medical devices and what's new in the regulatory and commercial landscape. Relying on us to deliver vital advantage when making critical R&D and commercial decisions, our customers come from over 3000 of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, contract research organizations (CROs), medical technology, biotechnology and healthcare service providers, including the top 10 global pharma and CROs.  
From drug and device discovery and development to regulatory approval, and from product launch to lifecycle management, we provide the intelligence and insight to help our customers seize opportunities, mitigate risk and make business-critical decisions, faster. As the pharma and healthcare sector faces unparalleled upheaval, customers rely on our independent advice, enabling them to cut through the clutter and make sense of changing drug development, regulatory and competitive landscapes. 
Now, Citeline is proud to be a part of Norstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, Citeline plays a key role in helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient. 

Job description 

In this role as Tax Manager, you will report into the Head of International Tax and own the tax reporting and forecasting process as well as working on different internal projects. 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Managing accurate and timely filing of Corporate Income (CT) tax returns for all group UK companies and foreign companies (except US), including liaising with the CT supplier.
  • Oversees return to provision calculations, management of payments on account, group relief loss utilization, double tax relief claims and corporate interest restrictions.
  • Managing the R&D tax claim process (with external advisors).
  • Review Tax Notes of Statutory Accounts.
  • Owning the tax reporting and forecasting process.
  • Oversee double tax relief process, including tax clearances, W8BEN and residence certificates.
  • Assist with US GAAP global provision as it pertains to international entities.
  • Assist with IFRS statutory audit.
  • Manage relationships with external tax advisors, auditors and tax authorities.
  • Stay abreast of changes in tax laws and regulations globally, assess their impact on the company, and recommend necessary actions.
  • Drive process improvements and automation initiatives to enhance tax efficiency and compliance effectiveness.
  • Managing indirect tax compliance
  • Prepare tax filing workpapers and coordinate VAT return filing with external service providers
  • Prepare tax filing and file UK VAT Group return and other jurisdictions in house
  • Maintain library of VAT documentation.
  • Manage VAT queries and correspondence initiated by governmental 

Key requirements

  • Five to eight years of combined tax experience in public accounting firm, corporate tax department of multinational company, or combination thereof.
  • Experience with the VAT regimes of United Kingdom, OSS, Switzerland, Australia, India, South Africa and Switzerland is desired.
  • Solid experience in UK corporate tax compliance & tax accounting, including working with current and deferred taxes.
  • Highly skilled with software applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive. Experience with NetSuite is desired.
  • Qualified Accountant/Tax Advisor (ACCA, ACA, CTA or equivalent) - part qualified may be considered depending on experience.
  • A self-motivated individual who can proactively initiate and lead projects to completion.
  • Proficiency in conducting tax analysis and preparing tax workings across various UK tax technical areas, demonstrating the ability to meet deadlines and drive process improvements.
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent and diversified tasks with little supervision and with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects to meet tight deadlines.
  • Great organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a fast-paced culture and changing priorities
  • Organized, analytical and methodical with great attention to detail.

Nice to have

  • Additional international tax exposure advantageous.

Our guiding principles for success at Norstella:

01:  Bold, Passionate, Mission-First  
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.  Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do. 
02:  Integrity, Truth, Reality 
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.  Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals. 
03:  Kindness, Empathy, Grace 
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.  We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.   
04:  Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance 
We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations.  Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission. 
05:  Humility, Gratitude, Learning 
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.  We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.   


  • 25 days annual leave, 4 days for volunteering and a personal day
  • 5% pension match
  • Group Life Assurance (100% employer funded)
  • Group Income Protection (100% employer funded)
  • Other voluntary benefits such as: Dental, Cash Plan, PMI Excess Cover, Health Screening & Critical Illness
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.
Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here- you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel passion and excitement, we’re just as excited about you.