Employment Tax Specialist



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Who we are

Established in 2017, Wayve is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, driven by breakthroughs in Embodied AI. Our intelligent, mapless, and hardware-agnostic technologies empower vehicles to navigate complex environments effortlessly.

Supported by prominent investors, Wayve is advancing the transition from assisted to fully automated driving, making transportation safer, more efficient, and universally accessible. Join our world-class, multinational team of engineers and researchers as we push the boundaries of frontier AI and autonomous driving, creating impactful technologies and products on a global scale.

Where you will have an impact

We are looking for an experienced tax specialist to support our international expansion, strategic tax planning, tax risk mitigation, tax governance and compliance, as well as leading ad-hoc projects across the Group.

You would help drive the strategy and implementation of the Company’s rewards and benefits schemes, and implement required tax compliance processes across multiple jurisdictions as we expand into new geographies. You would ensure that our policy around contractors and short-term business visitors is optimised and support business decisions affecting employees’ and company’s tax. You would be the go-to person for any tax and equity related queries, supporting our employees in key tax areas of rewards and equity, global mobility, and regulation - ensuring that we build the strongest possible platform to attract and retain the best talent globally.

This position reports directly to our Global Employment Tax Lead. You will be part of our fast-growing Finance team at Wayve.

Challenges you will own

As part of your role you will:

  • Support our overseas expansion by understanding all reporting and tax obligations in the new jurisdictions
  • Work with third parties and tax advisers to set up efficient and robust processes to ensure the Group is fully compliant in all jurisdictions
  • Support our employee equity program working closely with our People and Legal team
  • Be responsible for our HMRC submissions of PSA, equity returns and STBV reports as well as oversee our CT compliance.

We understand that everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences and that not everyone will meet all of the requirements listed below. If you’re passionate about self-driving cars and think you have what it takes to make a positive impact on the world, we encourage you to apply.

What you will bring to Wayve


  • A strong background in tax across both the UK and the USA, gained in practice or in industry, demonstrated by 5+ years working experience in this field
  • ACA, ACCA, CTA, or similar qualified with strong accounting knowledge
  • Deep experience working with employee equity schemes across the UK and the USA
  • Excellent understanding of tax considerations around employment tax, global mobility, including a strong understanding of corporation tax
  • Strong grasp of governance and compliance requirements across key employment and corporate areas
  • Exceptional organisational skills and a structured approach to problem solving - proactively solving problems before they arise and ensuring that the Company is operating with the quality of a publicly-listed business when it comes to governance and compliance
  • Excellent communication skills - with the ability to explain complex tax matters to a non-tax audience, and support employees with empathy and compassion
  • Strong attention to detail with a quantitative mindset - allowing wider stakeholders to trust and rely on your recommendations across all tax areas
  • Strong Excel and modelling skills.


  • Tax knowledge around trusts and pensions

What we offer you

  • The chance to be part of a truly mission driven organisation and an opportunity to shape the future of autonomous driving. Unlike our competitors, Wayve is still relatively small and nimble, giving you the chance to make a huge impact
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A dynamic and fast-paced work environment in which you will grow every day - learning on the job, from the brightest minds in our space, and with support for more formal learning opportunities too
  • A culture that is ego-free, respectful and welcoming (of you and your dog) - we even eat lunch together every day
  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme, therapy, yoga, two onsite bars, large social budgets
  • This is a full-time role based in our office in London. At Wayve we want the best of all worlds so we operate a hybrid working policy that combines time together in our offices and workshops to fuel innovation, culture, relationships and learning, and time spent working from home. We also operate core working hours so you can be where you need to be for family and loved ones too. Teams determine the routines that work best for them.

At Wayve we're committed to creating a diverse, fair and respectful culture that is inclusive of everyone based on their unique skills and perspectives, and regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, age or religious belief.

DISCLAIMER: We will not ask about marriage or pregnancy, care responsibilities or disabilities in any of our job adverts or interviews. However, we do look to capture information about care responsibilities, and disabilities among other diversity information as part of an optional DEI Monitoring form to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring process and ensure that the process is inclusive and non-discriminatory.