HMRC

Large Business Advisory Accountant

Recruiter
HMRC
Location
UK wide
Salary
£54,439 - £67,713
Posted
08 Dec 2023
Closes
05 Jan 2024
Ref
328338
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Sector
Public sector
Contract type
Permanent
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Locations

  • Belfast Regional Centre - Erskine House, 20-32 Chichester Street, Belfast,
  • Birmingham Regional Centre - 3 Arena Central, Broad Street, Birmingham,
  • Bristol Regional Centre - 3 Glass Wharf, Avon Street, Temple Quarter, Bristol,
  • Cardiff Regional Centre - Central Square, Cardiff,
  • Croydon Regional Centre - 1 Ruskin Square, Croydon,
  • Edinburgh Regional Centre - Queen Elizabeth House, 1 Sibbald Walk, Edinburgh,
  • Glasgow Regional Centre - 1 Atlantic Square, Glasgow,
  • Leeds Regional Centre - 7&8 Wellington Place, Wellington Street, Leeds,
  • Liverpool Regional Centre - India Building, 31 Water Street, City Centre, Liverpool,
  • Manchester Regional Centre - 3 New Bailey Square, New Bailey Street, Salford,
  • Newcastle Regional Centre - Benton Park View, Longbenton, Newcastle,
  • Nottingham Regional Centre - Unity Square, Nottingham,
  • Stratford Regional Centre - 14 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London.

Salary

£54,439 - £67,713

National: £54,439 - £60,183 London Weighting applies: £61,253 - £67,713

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available

3

Have you got strong financial accounting experience from working in practice or industry?

Are you able to bring commercial knowledge of large corporates and able to apply accounting standards to complex transactions?

Would the idea of working with the UK’s largest businesses excite and challenge you, whilst making a difference to the nation’s finances?

If the answer to all 3 is yes, we can offer you an opportunity with a role that has real impacts on Government tax policy decisions. We also offer hybrid working, actual flexitime and genuine work-life balance alongside fascinating technical work.

We currently have a team of 35 Advisory Accountants who have previously worked in varied roles in practice or industry, including audit and financial accounting positions. Equivalent roles in the private sector will include managers in Big 4 Practice and financial accountants in industry.

Our team are based within our Large Business (LB) Directorate which forms part of HMRC’s Customer Compliance Group and is responsible for around 2,000 of the UK’s largest businesses.

We use our technical and commercial knowledge in a range of interesting and exciting work. We pride ourselves on undertaking CPD and share best practice both within the team and with customers.

We are expanding and looking for 3 accountants to join our growing team (2 roles based in Croydon/Stratford and 1 role based in any of the other UK locations advertised).

New Entrants to the Civil Service will join on the entry point stated, transferees from OGD need to read the guidance on how their pay will be calculated.

Job description

As an LB Advisory Accountant, your role will include the following:

  • Provide accounting advice for complex accountancy issues involving our LB customers - analysing relevant customer facts, accounting frameworks and, where appropriate, challenge customers’ accounting analyses.
  • Demonstrate accounting technical expertise within and outside HMRC with our key stakeholders.
  • Utilise the appropriate accounting frameworks, accounting standards and company law, and apply your commercial experience to identify risks and substantiate your advice.
  • Meet with customers and work with other specialists to form a view and assess the impact of the accounting treatment for tax.
  • Support litigation, acting as an expert witness, case accountant or witness of fact and be proactive in assisting others involved in litigation. You will prepare and review professional reports with both factual and opinion evidence, attend case conferences, meetings and court acting with professionalism, integrity and independence.
  • Develop and provide quality accountancy training to accountancy and tax professionals, offering follow-up support to delegates.

Responsibilities:

  • Use your commercial acumen to support risk activities, including reviewing financial statements and commercial and accounting information.
  • Work with Customer Compliance tax specialists to understand the impact for tax and forming your own independent view on accountancy matters.
  • Play a key role in litigation where accountancy is relevant to cases. This could include acting as an independent accountancy expert witness.
  • Collaborate closely on accountancy issues with internal and external stakeholders.
    Coach and mentor colleagues.
  • Share knowledge and best practice, using innovative methods and digital tools.
  • Demonstrate expertise, experience, and authority to credibly engage with key stakeholders (including Big 4, multinational corporate groups, senior HMRC officers and tribunals).

Person specification

Strong financial accounting experience gained and consolidated in either practice, industry, public sector or private sector, dealing with a range of stakeholders, and specifically including:

  • Experience of analysing and interpreting a range of financial records; 
  • Experience of preparing or reviewing financial statements; 
  • Clear understanding of accounting principles and the application of GAAP in the UK; 
  • Experience of considering the appropriate accounting treatment of a variety of specific transactions; 
  • Strong communication skills, including delivery of reports or briefings to senior stakeholders; and 
  • Commercial knowledge and an understanding of how businesses operate including accounting systems.

Essential Criteria:

Full and complete qualification from, and continuing membership of, one of the following professional accounting bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Part qualified accountants are not eligible to apply for these posts.

Please confirm which body you are a full member of within your CV.

You will be required to show evidence of your qualification and membership at interview.

Desirable Criteria:

  • It will be advantageous for a candidate to have experience in large corporates.

Qualifications

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).


You will be required to show evidence of your qualification and membership at interview.

Part qualified accountants are not eligible to apply for these posts.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • An accountancy based technical assessment (to include both a presentation and a written output). Further details will be provided in advance. Current or former members of the HMRC Advisory and Forensic Accountants Profession may be exempt from the technic

Benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below. 

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