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Tax Accountant

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This fantastic role to join a large Manchester based multinational and highly acquisitive Group. You will be working within the Group finance team, taking responsibility for all matters Tax & Treasury. You’ll be responsible for the preparation of VAT, CIS returns across the group as well as tax reporting.

Key Outcomes

Tax compliance

• Preparation and coordination of all CIS and VAT returns.
• Preparation of CIS and VAT registrations.
• Supporting the Tax Manager on managing the outsourced corporation tax compliance process.
• Preparation of withholding tax returns.
• Managing HMRC notices and payments.
• Supporting the Tax Manager with capital allowances claims.


• Preparing tax notes for UK statutory accounts.
• Responsible for the CbCR reporting for UK business.
• Supporting with the preparation of monthly/quarterly tax bookings.
• Preparation of quarterly instalment payment advice utilising tax model.
• Support corporate tax balance sheet reconciliation process.
• Support VAT reconciliation process.

Risk Management

• Managing HMRC enquiries.
• Review of current tax processes and documentation to ensure the group adopts industry accepted best practices and policies, including suggesting and implementing process improvements.
• Responsible for the tracking of tax attributions.
• Maintaining tax structure charts, corporate information, and tax calendar.
Systems & IT
• Working on tax transformation initiatives.
• Strong Excel skills.
• Supporting the IT and system Finance transformation project.
• Build effective and reliable relationships with key stakeholders, including external tax advisors, tax authorities and colleagues.
• A collaborative and inclusive approach is essential.
• Communication of deliverables and requirements.
• Ensure requests from stakeholders are accurately completed to the agreed standards and deadlines.


• The role can be done flexibly with hybrid working on offer.
• Sound tax background.
• Knowledge of UK tax legislation, tax accounting and VAT issues.
• Collaborative with a strong sense of accountability to see projects through to completion.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with key stakeholders (internal & external).
• Sleeves rolled up approach, into details whilst understanding the big picture.
• Comfortable working with ambiguity: supporting to introduction of best practice systems and process over time from scratch.
• Ability to work within an open plan and performance culture.


• Fully qualified (ACA, CA, CTA, ACCA or equivalent).
• Detail-orientated and organised approach to ensure accuracy and compliance in all tax-related activities.
• Experience of VAT return preparation and familiarity with corporation tax.
• Experience of tax transformation an advantage, but not essential.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all individuals.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Tax

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum + bonus

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Manchester

Job Reference: 51028223/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: Jonathan Kerr

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