Planet Forward Ltd
Berkshire, UK
13 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client a global organisation working within the defence and aerospace industry is seeking an Accountant to join its team on a contract basis until Christmas (covering maternity). This role will be reporting to the Principal Finance Analyst.

The Accountant will assist with the preparation of the tax return and the annual audit for the UK entity. The successful candidate may also be required to assist with filing VAT returns, reconciliations and audit preparation for various EuMEA entities.

My client has recently been acquired so there is likely to be other adhoc support required. There are upcoming projects relating to cash forecasting, tax forecasting and bank migration where assistance may be needed and other projects could arise.

Key Accountabilities:

* UK Tax return Assist with preparation of 2019 return for the entity.

* Audit preparation Assist with the preparation for the audit of EUMEA entities.

* VAT returns File monthly/quarterly VAT returns as appropriate.

* Reconciliations Assist with preparation of reconciliations such as prepayments and accruals.

Key Competencies:


Role requires interaction with rest of Finance team, Engineering and Project Management


Good communication skills are required across organisation and externally with tax advisors

Need to be able to tailor communication to audience.

Results orientated/dependable

Dedicated to achieving results within required deadlines and willing to request help as required.

Analytical thinking

Role requires ability to analyse large volumes of data and complex reconciliations. Candidate needs to be able break tasks down and think analytically.

Technical expertise

Develops technical solutions to new or highly complex problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.

Qualification/Experience or Skill

ACCA or equivalent, Desirable Experience in R&D tax claim submission, Desirable Exposure to working for a US Company, Desirable

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