In a nutshell, the Tax Team is responsible for ensuring that Gymshark is compliant with its tax obligations globally; all the way from our humble beginnings of the UK VAT return to the big world of US State Income Taxes. With the rapid expansion of Gymshark’s customer base and global footprint, this is no mean feat. However, we’re a new and ambitious team who embrace technology in order to automate as many processes as possible and reduce risk. We partner internally with Commercial, People, Legal, Tech and Finance and externally with specialists, in order to achieve our goals. We are constantly learning and facing different challenges on a daily basis.
The team didn’t exist less than two years ago, and is now made up of a Head of Tax, Senior Tax Executive and Tax Executive. With so much going on in both the world of tax and the world of Gymshark, there truly isn’t a more exciting time to join the team.
As Gymshark’s global presence expands rapidly, so does the complexity of its corporate tax obligations both domestically and internationally. Reporting to the Head of Tax, as the Corporate Tax Manager you will be ambitious, independently driven and excited by the prospect of stepping outside of your comfort zone and tackling complicated issues head on. The role will also allow you the valuable opportunity to gain exposure to other areas of tax such as VAT, sales taxes, customs duties and employment taxes. 

The Corporate Tax Manager will be ACA and/or CTA qualified and have experience in UK compliance, as well as plenty of exposure to international issues. You will be supported by the Head of Tax, and by external tax advisors where appropriate. The long-term goal will be to bring an increasing amount of Gymshark’s Corporate Tax obligations in-house.

Management of UK and overseas corporate tax compliance
Monitoring risk and identifying potential obligations with respect to corporate tax presence globally
Management and implementation of global transfer pricing policies as the group expands
Assistance with claims for capital allowances in both UK and internationally
Assistance with claims for R&D relief in the UK
Working with the wider finance team to:
o ensure corporation tax reflected appropriately in the accounts
o ensure timely payment of corporation tax globally
o forecast cash flow with respect to corporation taxes
Working with the finance team and other departments to build corporation tax into budgets and forecasting
Management of withholding tax obligations and ensuring claiming of relief where appropriate
Produce and maintain internal governance documentation, tax strategy, tax policies, etc.
Implementing and management of a tax risk register
Handle any direct tax audits from authorities, with external support where appropriate
Management of Country-by-Country reporting requirements
Assist wider tax team with other areas of tax as and when required, such as employment taxes and VAT (no significant experience required)

ACA and/or CTA qualified with experience of UK corporate taxes
At least three year’s relevant experience in practice or in-house role
Exposure to overseas corporate taxes, particularly the US
Tax accounting skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with proven stakeholder management experience
Must be capable of tailoring even the most complex messages for different audiences in a manner appropriate to the audience
Commercial Awareness and a creative problem solver with the ability to think laterally and understand the cost and value drivers within a competitive business environment
Strong project management and prioritisation skills
Ability to advise on a pragmatic and commercially aware basis
Ability to discuss tax technical matters in plain language
Must be self-motivated, be proactive going beyond the call of duty, have a keen eye for detail, be result-oriented, and have an ability to work stay calm under pressure