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Senior Tax Accountant

QBE Insurance
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

We are looking for a Senior Tax accountant to join Ian Smith (Head of Tax ) and his team. This role will manage tax accounting and reporting activities for QBE's European Operations ensuring the accuracy and consistency of underlying data and corporate tax compliance. This role will focus solely on Corporate tax and will help support all direct tax affairs across the UK and Europe. This role is perfect for someone that is already in a similar role, is ATT qualified and potentially working towards the CTA . If you are looking for a company that is large enough to make a real impact on our customers and local communities, while small enough to create a friendly environment, then this could be the role for you

Your New Role:
  • To advise internal stakeholders about tax implications to inform business planning and decision making
  • Awareness of the Finance business plan to appropriately align service delivery and to inform involvement in team business planning
  • Participate in all internal meetings, as required, in order to share and develop strategy, knowledge and best practice
  • Assist in liaison with tax authorities to handle disputes, tax recovery and audit resolution
  • Monitor tax legislation, regulations and rulings, interpreting and communicating to ensure that the implications of tax laws are known and the company meets its obligations
  • The refinement of process, procedures and systems to continuously improve the efficiency of tax accounting activities
  • Liaison with tax authorities as necessary to ensure requirements are understood and complied with
  • Provide high level advice, guidance and information on taxation matters to support decision making and improve understanding
  • Maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including tax authorities and internal and external auditors, to ensure service delivery meets expectations
  • Advise on tax matters relating to QBE's operations, service companies and special purpose entities ensuring high quality advice and guidance is given
  • Undertaking all UK corporation tax compliance and quarterly reporting for the above entities
  • Involvement in the production of reports ensuring accurate reporting and Management Information in line with agreed timescales
  • Assist on ad hoc indirect taxation and employment taxation issues to ensure correct advice and guidance is provided
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects to provide taxation input
  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members to develop their knowledge and experience and improve performance and career development
About You
  • Be ATT qualified with the desire to obtain CTA qualification
  • Be a qualified Accountant, preferably ACCA or equivalent
  • Have Big 4 or in-house corporate tax experience
  • Have proven experience of working with all levels of an organization
  • Have taxation experience within a complex financial services organization
  • Have up to date knowledge of relevant taxation legislation
  • Have an excellent understanding of taxation best practice
  • have an excellent Knowledge of relevant software and tools
  • Have some understanding of international tax issues
Why QBE? At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that's why we have created At My Best ". It's our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn't fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It's in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference . In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation ( .

Some of the award's QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include; "

5-star Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) awards, 2023 Winner - Insurance Business Canada

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner - Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award "

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year "

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response" "

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year "

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women's Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers."

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future . Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE's sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative 'Premiums4Good', please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report ( Link ) .

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage."

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website .

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE's vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply ! Simply click the apply" button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!"

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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