The Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. The winning formula to date has been based on our commitment to a highly responsive customer service, embracing the latest industry technology and above all developing the capabilities and skills of our people. Today the group has ten Group Companies, with a total of 1,500 colleagues over 37 sites UK wide.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Tax and Finance Manager to join the Financial Control & Tax team and provide a comprehensive, accurate and timely accounting service which will enhance the position of Group retail & sales distribution businesses.

Key Responsibilities for this role will involve: –


  • Management of all tax compliance for the Group in conjunction with local finance teams and external advisors where appropriate;
  • Management and delivery of UK Corporate tax compliance, VAT and PAYE (computations, returns, filings, quarterly instalment payments and responses to HMRC enquiries);
  • Ensuring accurate and effective compliance and reporting processes are maintained and that all Transfer Pricing OECD requirements are complied with in each jurisdiction;
  • Calculation of Group tax charge for budgets and forecasts, in conjunction with local finance teams and external advisors;
  • Management of year end and half year tax calculations and preparation of tax accounting disclosures;
  • Identifying opportunities to maximise tax efficiency;
  • Management of relationships with tax authorities and tax advisors; and
  • Keeping abreast of changes in tax legislation that may impact the Group and ensuring that any additional governance requirements are met as the business grows.

Strategic Tax & Finance

  • Contribute to the development and preparation of financial planning process in line with business strategy
  • Business partnering with local finance, legal and other departments as required to ensure tax risks and opportunities are considered
  • Provides advice to Group Financial Controller and senior management team
  • Other ad hoc tax related projects, including but not limited to, M&A, management and implementation of any requirements relating to changes in tax legislation, tax related system and process upgrades/ improvements.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following: –

  • 5-10 years’ experience in tax
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/AAT or similar qualification)
  • Ability to communicate on all levels.
  • Have the ability to think strategically and creatively with a genuine solution focused attitude, and an aptitude and energy for problem-solving and accomplishing challenges
  • Possess strong leadership, project management, organisational and communication skills
  • Strong technical tax and accounting background

The candidate can work flexibly and can work from the Group’s head office in Glenrothes or at any of the other James Donaldson Group offices/sites as well as from home, with an expectation to spend sufficient time with the finance team to ensure the successful application of the role.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt, change, prioritise and still deliver on the things that matter most is crucial.
  • Tact, discretion, and good judgment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Skilled at providing pragmatic and commercial advice.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • A strong desire to learn and develop
  • Team player – collaborative and supportive of colleagues

James Donaldson & Sons is a family-owned company valuing all colleagues, with a desire to provide colleague benefits that are truly valuable and valued by the group. Benefits include but are not limited to: 30 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Cycle to work scheme, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line) Colleague discount.

The closing date for applications is 22/08/22

Nu-Style, part of the Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 11 businesses, ranging from B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage female candidates and those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.

As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Benefits include but are not limited to: 31 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line).

This Role

  • Ensuring compliance to all health and safety procedures and processes.
  • Maintains clean, tidy, and efficient working area
  • Lead the team to ensure the delivery of KPI’s for Safety, Quality, Service and Cost.
  • Responsible for core decision making during day-to-day activities, escalating complex matters to the management team where necessary.
  • Coach and develop direct reports to drive continuous improvement.
  • Inspect all incoming and outgoing goods including inspection, documentation sign off and safe storage
  • Carrying out quality checks on finished products prior to despatch
  • Booking material onto MRP system
  • Picking materials required for production departments
  • Completing daily cycle counts
  • Ensuring health and safety procedures are always followed

Our Perfect Candidate

Our perfect candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent attention to detail whilst working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a right first time, every time attitude.
  • Demonstrate flexibility within the role, have an adaptable approach and be able to prioritise work in support of business needs.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently.
  • Continual delivery of total customer satisfaction.

Hours for the role are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The closing date for this role is Monday 15th August 2022.