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Tax Manager

Accounting & Finance · London, United Kingdom

First Mode is a carbon reduction company developing creative, clean energy solutions for heavy industry’s toughest problems.

We hope you’ll join us in building a brighter future for people and planet.

First Mode is seeking a Tax Manager to support the finance function on tax strategy, tax compliance and reporting.

Position Responsibilities

Tax Strategy and Risk Management

  • Develop the First Mode tax strategy with relevant input from senior stakeholders and majority shareholder’s tax functions
  • Support engagement on relevant tax legislation, administration or policy changes, consider their impact for First Mode and ensure appropriate action is taken.
  • Manage the analysis of new tax laws and the provision of advice on their application to First Mode
  • Assist and drive First Mode tax strategic initiatives to create / protect / enhance value from a tax perspective

Tax Risk Management

  • Identify and manage tax risks and opportunities and effectively communicate tax issues to senior management
  • Support the Vice President of Finance in the implementation of tax initiatives and risk mitigation strategies across First Mode

Tax Compliance

  • Responsible for ensuring First Mode tax obligations are met on a timely manner
  • Responsible for developing and implementing processes to ensure tax compliance and engaging necessary experts where necessary
  • Provide support on cross border tax issues to support First Mode activities and ensure compliance with local laws

Tax Controls and Reporting

  • Develop and implement a tax control framework that is consistent with the majority shareholder’s tax control framework, with appropriate adjustments made to reflect First Mode’s operating environment
  • Ensure majority shareholder’s tax reporting requirements are met on a timely manner


  • Provide tax input on transactions including M&A and business development opportunities

Basic Qualifications

  • University qualification in Business, Accounting or Finance.
  • Proven track record of having worked in a similar role in the tax field
  • Chartered Accountant and/or Chartered Tax Adviser.
  • Understanding of tax concepts and laws.
  • Ability to apply governance and compliance knowledge within the business to mitigate risk and identifies new ways to assess adherence.
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior management and other stakeholders effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing continuous improvement ideas.

Additional Requirements

  • Comfortable with business travel to various local and global destinations


  • This position will be located at First Mode’s headquarters in London, UK and will be required to work in office >60% of working hours

Total Rewards

Benefits & Perks

  • Annual bonus incentive
  • Equity-based awards
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (medical and dental)
  • Income protection
  • Pension with a 10% employer contribution from the start of employment
  • Annual leave
  • A culture that encourages professional growth with learning and development reimbursements
  • Hybrid work model

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First Mode is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with First Mode is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.