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Head of Tax (15 month FTC)

  • London
  • Full time
  • R-0002632


We’re Dojo

Since launching Dojo in 2019 to address business owners’ pain points across the UK, we’ve seen incredible growth as a scaling fintech, welcoming over 60,000 new customers and growing the Dojo team to 900+ people across five locations. In that time, we’ve also introduced Dojo Virtual Queues & Bookings and the Dojo restaurant finder app, formerly known as WalkUp and loved by 600 restaurants and 600,000 diners across the UK. Find out more about the journey we’ve been on here

Today, we work towards our mission to empower businesses to thrive in the Experience Economy by creating the tools and technology that turn transactions into meaningful relationships. For our business customers, that means fast funding, the fastest payments, smart integrations, and efficient virtual queues & bookings - all with instant insight across the board. For over 600,000 diners across the UK, that means getting seated at their favourite restaurants in just a couple of taps on the Dojo app. Whether it’s for busy business owners or hungry diners, every Dojo product is built to address real customer pain points by our dedicated teams in London, Bristol, Hull and Belfast. 

The Role

Reporting into our Group Financial Controller, you will be the owner of all things tax. From partnering with tax advisors externally, to being responsible for Dojo’s group tax planning, reporting and compliance. You’ll work on a breadth of tax related activities; advising the business on transformation projects to ensure compliance with relevant tax legislation and determine, where necessary, the appropriate transfer pricing requirements. 

Being part of the wider finance team, you’ll be critical to driving accounting and business process improvements to ensure data captured for tax purposes is automated and accurate. 

What you will do…

  • Manage the timely delivery of UK tax computations and addressing enquiries (where necessary) from HMRC supported by our external tax advisors

  • Supporting the Group finance team in production of the disclosures for the UK and group consolidated statutory accounts, including working with our auditors and local tax authorities as required

  • Assist in complying with transfer pricing requirements preparing group for country by country reporting

  • Ensuring tax balances are correctly reflected in quarterly reports and supporting our Management Accounting team with tax related matters and related accounting

  • Proactively monitor UK and overseas tax payment and filing deadlines and leading tax input for cashflow forecasts

  • Provide tax advisory from time to time on global expansion and commercial contracts and determining when external advisory support needs to be engaged

  • Review and test effectiveness of tax risk management controls and procedures in place, seek and ensure delivery of improvements

  • Leading on development, implementation, and delivery of the Group's Tax Strategy ahead of SAO requirements, including identification and evaluation of key tax risks

What you will bring…

  • Qualified tax professional or relevant accounting qualifications with depth and breadth across Tax

  • Prior experience of global group company tax reporting and compliance process

  • UK GAAP current and deferred tax knowledge and experience desirable

  • Proven ability to take ownership of a project from conception to completion with minimal supervision

  • Ability and flexibility to work well under tight deadlines and multi-task

  • Confidence in providing tax advice to key business stakeholders 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and with the ability to interpret and present findings clearly and succinctly

  • Experience in Technology, Fintech or a related sector is preferable

  • Experience of the SAO regime beneficial

  • Experience of tax compliance in USA and Italy an advantage


Our values

At Dojo, we’re curious . We have an insatiable desire to learn and innovate. And we’re relentless . We persevere even when it’s easier not to. But, we’re nothing without our customers, who drive everything we do. From day one, Dojo was built on real customer pain points and every one of us is customer-obsessed

Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Dojo

Dojo’s 60,000+ customers reflect the diversity of the UK High Street. Building diverse teams that are representative of that to develop and deliver our business strategy is fundamental to continuing to create innovative products at Dojo. As a result, together, we achieve better outcomes for our customers and for Dojo. 

Regardless of age, disability, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, culture, educational background, parental status, neurodiversity or disability - whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, we want to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on fostering a sense of community, which is only made stronger by each individual at Dojo, so you'll have the opportunity to meet a variety of people across levels, teams, and experiences throughout the interview process. 

Find out more about our benefits and what it’s like to work at Dojo at