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Head of Tax Compliance and Reporting

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ISP Central
London, United Kingdom
Date Added: Jul 24, 2023

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ISP Head of Tax Compliance and Reporting Role Profile

About ISP

International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. We are a fast-scaling organisation currently operating in 19 countries across South and Central America, Middle East, Europe, USA & Canada and Asia. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our students, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.


Purpose of Role

This is a new role within the Group’s Tax and Treasury Team reflecting the fast pace of growth of the Group. You will be reporting to the Group’s Head of Tax and Treasury and will have one direct report being the Group’s Tax Manager.  As a new role in a fast-growing company, there is the possibility for the role to develop and grow with the successful candidate’s interests.


Reporting into

Head of Tax and Treasury

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.


Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.


Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.


Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.


Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.


ISP Head of Tax Compliance and Reporting Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation and review of UK Corporate Tax returns for all UK companies
  • Manage the Global Outsourced Compliance contract with our advisors for all group entities which will involve attending monthly review meetings to understand the position across the group and escalate matters as necessary
  • Work with regional finance teams to onboard new acquisitions for tax purposes
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the quarterly UK VAT return
  • Assist with the preparation and review of annual PSA reporting
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Group’s consolidated tax reporting for inclusions in the Group’s IFRS consolidated financial statements, working alongside the regional finance teams to understand local tax positions
  • Review of tax notes included in the UK’s solous financial statements which are prepared by the UK finance team
  • Maintenance of the Group’s Tax Risk Register
  • Plan and implement the processes and reporting required for UK Senior Accounting Officer
  • Work with the wider team on other projects across the Group, for example in transfer pricing, global mobility, cash repatriation, and M&A


Skills, Qualifications and Experience 

  • ACA or ATT qualified
  • A minimum of 5 years experience
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills 

ISP Leadership Competencies

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.


  1. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.


  1. Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.


  1. Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.


  1. Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.


  1. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.


  1. Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.


  1. Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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