Group Tax Accountant

Job Title: Group Tax Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10092/001_1490812908
Contact Name: Rory MacSween
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 29, 2017 19:41

Job Description

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Assist with group tax reporting and compliance involving preparation of UK tax returns
  • Work closely with finance functions to ensure alignment between ledgers and tax workings
  • Assist with the tax input into tax forecasts and budgets
  • Review overseas tax charges calculated by overseas teams
  • Assistance of the tax forecasting and cash tax processes
  • Calculation of cash tax payments, explaining variances against forecast
  • Assist with dealing with overseas tax authorities
  • Assist with HMRC enquiries
  • Assist with compliance with the SAO regime e.g. sample testing, summarising results
  • Assist with VAT return process
  • Tax disclosures for the UK statutory accounts
  • Monthly reconciliation of tax balances
  • Preparation of tax journals
  • Dealing with ad-hoc queries e.g. certificates of residency, FATCA documentation etc

Skills and abilities needed to perform role:

  • Part-qualified tax professional or accountant with a minimum of 2 years' experience within a tax reporting and compliance function either in practice or in-house
  • Ability and flexibility to work well under tight deadlines and multi-task
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time appropriately and wisely in a fast-paced environment and under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to foster good working relationships