Tax Accountant

East London, London
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Study Support
08 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Tara Magwenzi
Job role
Contract type
Full time

To prepare or assist in the UK corporate tax and VAT compliance cycle for a number of companies, including group reporting, statutory accounts, taxation returns & computations and instalment payments.

Client Details

The client is one of the largest and oldest shipping companies in the world with over $20 billion in turnover. With a recent merger, they've gained further market dominance and are expanding as a result. This is a very exciting time to join and the progression opportunities are endless.


The key responsibilities are:

  • Preparation or assistance in a selection of UK tax returns, instalment payments, joint amended returns, tax group relief and other aspects of UK tax compliance for the group
  • Preparation or assistance of corporation tax and deferred tax calculations and related tax notes for inclusion in the statutory accounts of UK companies
  • Review of the draft statutory accounts for accuracy and consistency
  • Assistance with the tax accounting and reporting performed by the financial controllers of our UK companies including group reporting on quarterly/half yearly/yearly basis
  • Preparation or assistance in the preparation of monthly/quarterly UK VAT returns
  • Assist in maintaining a good working relationship with the UK tax authorities through written and verbal correspondence and at the annual CRM meeting
  • Involvement in audit, year-end and statutory accounts tax processes and procedures
  • Involvement in tax forecasting processes and procedures and reviewing tax forecasts prepared by companies/branches
  • Provide tax input into key accounting projects such as financial reporting under IFRS, compliance with SOX and accounting system changes
  • Assistance with HMRC enquiries


The successful candidate will:

  • Be part-qualified (ACA, ACCA OR ATT) with experience of working in a tax and/or accounts-based role or a person with strong accounting and tax experience and knowledge acquired in the profession or industry/commerce
  • Have excellent attention for detail and be determined
  • Be energetic, questioning and proactive
  • Be a strong user of Microsoft office
  • Have sound communication and presentation skills, both spoken and written, to be able to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately with finance and non-finance people
  • Have good interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and work streams
  • Have strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Have a strong desire to learn and ambition to pursue a tax career

Job Offer

On offer to the candidate:

  • A salary up to £35k
  • Study support
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Private Healthcare

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