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This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Over the last quarter, we have worked on some in-house part time Tax Manager assignments with new clients, as follows:

Large US multinational : VAT Manager

We were recommended to the European Tax Director of a large consumer product group, based north of London. Their VAT Manager had decided to move on from the company, and we had been brought in to work on the process for the replacement. The Tax Director had made some changes to the previous role, revising it to being a part-time / flexible working role, and seeking out someone who wished to work on an approx. 3 days per week basis. As it was requiring someone at a fairly experienced level (Senior Manager calibre) who could work on a part-time basis, and with the location, this immediately became a very narrow search with very few visible candidates. Through a combination of speaking to our own network in the VAT market and using our social media channels, we were quickly led to a potential candidate. This candidate had a very close match to the VAT skills required for the role, and was successfully appointed.

UK Property Group : Tax Compliance Manager

One of our long term Big Four contacts referred us across to their client, a sizeable UK property group that had made the decision to bring in a Tax Manager for the first time so as to have better control and resource around the increasing tax compliance issues facing the group. This was not going to be a full time role, and so the client was looking for someone that could fit with a very flexible work-life arrangement. We conducted a thorough search of the market, and were able to find and attract a good selection of candidates for the shortlist, combination of those based in practice / Big Four and those with longer term industry tax backgrounds. There were very open lines of communication between Talentpool and the hiring Managers, and the process was drawn swiftly to a conclusion with a 5 week process.

Over the last quarter, we have also had success with a range of placements within the tax software / technology market, which one of our strong focus areas.

If you are currently trying to source a tax professional for your team, and in need of external help and advice, please contact Simon Godley at

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