Merlin Entertainments plc

Group Tax Accountant

Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 50,000.00 per year
29 Mar 2023
28 Apr 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Group Tax Accountant
Link House, 25 West Street
Poole, DORSET, BH15 1LD
United Kingdom

A job with Merlin isn't like a job anywhere else. With attractions around the world, from rollercoasters to wax figures, we don't trade in suits, handshakes or briefcases. We trade in fun. In smiles, shrieks and spine-tingles. In Memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you. Passionate, dedicated people who are committed to making sure our worldwide attractions and guests' experiences are the best they can be.

Are you a talented and ambitious tax professional with a passion for helping organisations achieve their tax objectives? We are seeking a Group Tax Accountant to join our team on a 6-9 month fixed-term contract and support the Group Tax Manager and Indirect Tax Manager in delivering our group tax strategy. The salary is up to £50,000 depending on skills, experience and level of qualification.

About the Role...

As a Group Tax Accountant, you will report to the Group Indirect Tax Manager and the Group Direct Tax Manager, and be responsible for UK tax compliance and providing support and guidance to UK and overseas entities for direct and indirect taxes. Your responsibilities include reviewing PSA and VAT submissions, preparing corporate tax computations, maintaining transfer pricing documentation, preparing tax packs, forecasting ETR and cash tax, responding to queries, improving processes, liaising with advisors, evaluating tax relief opportunities, developing training materials, and reviewing systems for Senior Accounting Officer submission.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and growing organisation and play a key role in the tax function. If you are a highly motivated and knowledgeable tax professional, we encourage you to apply today.

About You...
  • ACA / CTA qualified (or equivalent) is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of working with or within a finance department of a multinational company
  • Tax knowledge preferred
  • Self-starter with ability to exercise initiative and judgement to resolve problems
  • Plan and prioritise own work, adapting as necessary to achieve objectives
  • Interacts with a wide range of contacts across departments and external advisors
The Benefits...

We're growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects - ideal if you're already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic can help here). Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days' holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.

Everyone Matters at Merlin.

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!

Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.

Returning to work

As part of our approach, we welcome applications from people looking to return to work after a long career break.
We have an active Return to Work programme, which offers training, mentoring and more, to support with the transition back into working life. So, if you've been on a career break for any reason we can support you.

If you have any questions or if you require any adjustments due to disability or a medical condition, we'd love to hear from you at and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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