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Manager, Direct Tax Operations

Requisition ID:  3803

Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution.That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable.Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities.At the heart of everything we do are our core values:Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.


Why Vistra


At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency.


We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines:


  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration


We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.


You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.


So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.   


Our opportunity for you: 


Vistra UK is recruiting for a Manager - Direct Tax Operations to provide advanced corporate tax compliance services to a portfolio of Vistra clients to include preparation and review of direct tax computations and ad hoc advisory projects working across multiple sectors, including Technology, Property/Real Estate, and Private Equity in various corporate, GP and LP structures.


You will:

  • Work closely with the Tax Director and other team members to provide the service
  • Manage your own portfolio using Global Service Centre resources as much as possible.




A large portfolio of UK clients; the majority of which will have UK domestic & international issues to be considered. One of a team of 7 based in the UK.


You will:


  • Share responsibility for management of direct reports in the Service delivery team.
  • Deliver and sign out compliance services on the full range of applicable Direct Tax matters to clients.
  • Be responsible for the identification of potential tax projects requiring technical Direct Tax advice and refer them to the Tax Advisory team where appropriate.
  • Proactively identify Direct Tax service offerings and opportunities and work with internal resources to promote and sell such offerings to existing and prospective clients across the Vistra network.


Key responsibilities:


  • Preparation of detailed tax computations and returns for single companies and Groups of companies using Alphatax software.
  • Tax accounting.
  • Review of tax provisions and tax computations prepared by the shared service centre.
  • To aid with the audit process for Vistra clients, and where necessary liaise with third party auditors in relation to tax disclosures for statutory accounts.
  • To monitor the client base to ensure external and internally imposed deadlines are adhered to.
  • Ad hoc advisory


Attributes & Skills:




  • Clear and effective communication with department and across Vistra is a strong communicator to various stakeholders, including colleagues, clients, auditors and suppliers.                                                                                                                           

Individual leadership and delegating:


  • provides timely and clear feedback to improve performance and results.
  • supports and mentors team members.


Presence during meetings:


  • Is confident to take initiatives where needed and happy to deputise at meetings for Tax Director.




  • Managing own portfolio of tax compliance clients of varying sizes and across different sectors preferably with property and FS experience
  • International tax exposure
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges


Relevant experience:


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience with at least 1 year Manager.
  • CTA or ADIT (or equivalent such as CA) qualification is desirable although not essential depending on experience.
  • Detailed knowledge and working experience of Direct Tax in the UK across various sectors and in particular real estate and financial services would be beneficial.
  • Strong track record on technical tax matters in a client-based environment


Education/Professional Qualifications:


  • Relevant professional qualification


Join US!


Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you.


Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!





Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Vistra.We believe that everyone is equal and unique, and by embracing diversity it makes us better company.This creates an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work; Vistra is for the ambitious, the entrepreneurial, the bold.


Reading, GB

Department:  Operations (B401010)

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