Group Tax Accountant £48k - £52k

Employer
Goodman Masson
Location
Little London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Purpose of the Role:

To take responsibility for all aspects of the group's tax compliance and to support the senior finance team in managing the tax risk of the group, including VAT, Income tax, new developments, registration and tax administration. The role is also required to assist with year-end statutory accounting (producing statutory accounts) and the group audit. Other regulatory responsibilities will include, ONS filing, company secretarial duties, and cover for some finance team members.

Scope of the Role:
  • Sitting within the central/group function of the group
  • Responsible for producing annual tax computations in conjunction with the external auditors/advisors
  • Understanding the groups tax position and risk
  • Preparation of annual tax returns
  • Being the group's tax expert for ad hoc queries
  • Supporting the Finance team in best practice in relation to tax
  • Financial accounting support

Key Accountabilities:

Taxation
  • Corporation tax
    • Preparation of annual tax packs
    • Review postings into the Corporation tax accounts
    • Assist with the annual tax computation.
    • Forecasting tax expense
  • Working with Payroll team on the annual PSA return.
  • Preparation of income tax return packs for all Group companies
  • Assist with the SAO framework and best practice, ensuring sufficient self-review of internal controls relating to taxation
  • Understanding VAT consequences of products sold and updating till buttons periodically
  • Ensuring tax risks are documented and communicated regularly.
  • Aspects of property tax, including option to tax
  • Any ad hoc tax issues which may arise
  • VAT
    • Preparation and submission quarterly VAT returns for the group
    • Review postings into the VAT Control accounts
    • Reconcile VAT control accounts ensuring correct payment to HMRC
    • Make payment request to Cashbook and ensuring payments are made promptly
    • Work together with other departments to ensure correct VAT treatment

Group reporting

Assist with the following:
  • Preparation of the monthly group reporting versus budget forecast and prior year
  • Preparation of the group KPI reporting
  • Preparation of the quarterly management accounts
  • Preparation of the periodic management accounts for the group's banking syndicate

Statutory reporting and Accounting

Assist with the following:
  • Producing statutory accounts for trading and head office companies
  • Production of the annual report
  • Ensuring periodic intercompany matrix eliminates
  • Annual audit

Company secretarial and other
  • Ensuring all filing for all group companies is done on time
  • Drafting statutory minutes for all group companies
  • Keeping insurance underwriters and brokers up to date with new developments
  • Assistance with the annual renewal of insurance
  • Payroll accounting

Requirements

Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or finalist. Proven experience working with income tax and VAT, either in an accounting practice or within a commercial organisation. An understanding of current tax issues and how to manage tax risk. A track record for dealing with issues.
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