In-House Tax Assistant Manager

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Cambridge, UK
20 May 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

We specialise in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil and military aircraft, defence vehicle engineering, shelter manufacture, composite solutions and the provision of personnel, training and advice. We are renowned and respected worldwide for our quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Part of the 105-year-old Marshall Group of Companies, which has an annual turnover of £1.3 billion, we have over 80 years of aviation experience and have completed over 1500 aircraft modifications in 35 countries. Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations.
Job Description
The role will be responsible for all taxation compliance within MADG. The role will report to the Senior Tax Manager.
You will be responsible for all taxes and must therefore have a broad technical knowledge, supported by very strong research skills. You will need to be comfortable making a decision on uncertain tax positions and will need to be able to work autonomously to manage a varied workload with many competing priorities/deadlines.
You will be responsible for the provision of an effective tax compliance control framework designed to ensure the robust, timely and accurate delivery of recurring tax reporting obligations and therefore should have a good understanding of risk and risk management.

You will have to work closely with non-finance and non-tax colleagues and should therefore be able to communicate complex tax matters in a succinct and clear manner.
As well as being responsible for the compliance, you will also support the Senior Tax Manager on a range of complex advisory matters often centred around employee's taxation position and overseas working. This will require you to support HR and operational management to understand the UK and overseas impact of overseas deployment and work with the team to agree compliant and cost effective ways of managing these arrangements.

Key responsibilities:
  • Preparation of financial information for UK group companies corporate tax returns and liaising with external tax advisers
  • Review overseas corporate tax returns prepared by external advisers, liaison with overseas tax advisers for year-end tax accounting and the management of overseas tax payments.
  • Liaise with Group Finance, the external tax advisors and external auditors as appropriate
  • Preparation direct tax rate forecasts and tax payment forecasts
  • Preparation of R&D claims for 3 UK companies, including R&D forecasts for year-end reporting and budgets
  • UK tax accounting for year-end reporting and consolidation of UK position with overseas subsidiaries tax accounting provided by external advisers
  • Preparation and submission of the Group VAT return and associated intrastat and EC sales reporting
  • Review of applications to HMRC for customs special procedures
  • Preparation of Country by Country Report and notifications (UK and overseas)
  • Preparation of Transfer Pricing Documentation and on-going review of the application of these policies
  • Preparation of PSA
  • Liaising with payroll department and external advisers on the management and operation of Tax Equalisation of internationally mobile employees
  • Working closely with the internal Shipping Team to create solutions to manage VAT and customs duties for international contracts
  • Supporting the Senior Tax Manager in preparation of tax models for international contract bids including an understanding of the impact and interaction of all UK and overseas taxes
  • Supporting the Senior Tax Manager in preparing and communicating to senior management where appropriate on tax issues emerging from changing legislation
The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered tax advisor (or equivalent) and will have at least three years experience of working in a tax compliance role.
  • About you: ACA/CTA qualified
  • At least three years experience in a tax compliance role with exposure to tax advisory
  • Strong research skills - the ability to research complex taxation matters and decide on a position
  • Strong communication and influencing skills - the ability to disseminate complex information in a simple and understandable way through verbal or written communication to a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills - you should be able to use excel to model the taxation impact of various strategic decisions

Additional Information
Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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