Tax Accountant (Qualified) - Portsmouth

Michael Page Finance
£40000 - £46000 per annum + excellent benefits
05 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A unique opportunity for a Tax Accountant based in Portsmouth on a full-time, permanent basis (part-time hours will be considered).

Client Details

One of the South Coast's leading specialist Housing Associations, based in Hampshire.


The Tax Accountant will be responsible for making sure my client stays compliant with all taxation legislation and reporting, helping us to plan and structure our activities in the most tax-efficient way.

Your key responsibilities:

Evaluating legal/group structures and contractual arrangements, giving advice on the tax implications and taking professional advice when required

Ensuring all HMRC registrations are kept up to date so that statutory returns are completed within deadlines, and all regulatory deadlines are met. Being the first point of contact for any contact with HMRC, including audits and inspections

Coordinating year-end corporation tax computations, accounting entries and disclosures

Educating the business on understanding tax implications of all our activities and the reliefs available

Continually reviewing our partial exemption method and looking for ways to improve VAT recovery

Maintaining meticulous records of tax registrations, returns and correspondence with HMRC to ensure we have full financial records and correspondence electronically

Ensuring that all returns, payments and journal entries are processed in accordance with our financial regulations with appropriate review and sign-off



Demonstrable working knowledge of VAT, corporation tax and SDLT

CCAB or equivalent professional qualification, CTA or ATT (or equivalent tax qualification) is strongly desired but not essential

Experience of tax planning within a construction environment would be beneficial to this post

Experience of delivering organisation-wide projects

  • Ability to write and present reports, dealing with complex tax issues and conveying this information in a user-friendly manner

Strong communication skills, both written and verbally, pitched at various levels

Works well under extreme pressure to tight deadlines

Advanced at data handling, numeracy and analytical skills


Embraces change, welcomes it as an opportunity to grow

Works well using own initiative but can work cooperatively as part of a wider team

Remains professional even when under pressure

Approachable, friendly, flexible to assist colleagues when necessary

Good at making business decisions

Appropriately challenges performance and drives continuous improvement

Job Offer

A rewarding salary of up to £47,000 per annum pro rata, depending on experience

25 days' holiday per year pro rata (plus bank holidays)

Paid mileage for necessary business travel at 45p per mile

Free parking

Medicash policy

Discounts to include corporate gym membership, discounted tickets for events, holidays and much more