Excise Tax Manager - UK

Location:Greater London
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At Brown-Forman, we enrich the experience of life, in our own way, by responsibly building beverage alcohol brands that thrive and endure for generations. Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies. By expertly combining five behaviors (Be Curious, Be Courageous, Be Collaborative, Be Creative, Be a Champion) with our vision and purpose, we seek to create an enduring and growing Brown-Forman UK.

This exciting role of Excise Tax Manager based in London has the responsibility of managing all operational and compliance related activities linked to the sale and distribution of Brown-Forman’s products to customers based in the UK. They will be responsible for ensuring all importation, warehousing, selling, shipping and repacking activities comply to UK excise tax regulations, acting as a champion of continuous improvement.


  • Lead and direct the Finance and Supply Chain functions regarding Excise Tax compliance, establishing plans and budgets for the departments.

  • Build strong relationships and maintain effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders including employees, HMRC and industry organisations

  • Ensure compliance with Brown-Forman quality policies, standards and systems including plant sanitation.

  • Manage HMRC compliance and due diligence for all cased goods pertaining to sale of Brown-Forman brands in the UK

  • Participates in risk reviews for all areas of finished goods, gift pack and repack performed internally in the 3PL warehouse or elsewhere

  • Oversee compliance with HMRC regarding audits, reporting of loss of goods/warehousing issues and stock issues

  • Other ad-hoc duties may also be required to help support the local supply chain and finance teams.


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a related area, have extensive experience in Excise Tax Compliance, Customer Service Management or Logistics Management and knowledge of HMRC requirements for the spirits industry. Previous experience in SAP and a professioanl tax or accounting qualification are preferable.

Total Rewards

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance.

We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. In Brown-Forman UK, some highlights of the competitive benefits we offer include, but not limited to are medical/dental insurance, flexible-working options, product allowance and gym membership; along with global career opportunities.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: International

City: London


Country: GBR

Req ID: JR-00001011