Tax Accountant

England, London, East London
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Study Support
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Tara Magwenzi
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Part qualified

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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