tax accountant in city of london

12 August 2019
randstad financial & professional, randstad financial services
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city of london, london
financial services
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randstad financial & professional, randstad financial services

job description


* Responsibility for obtaining, extrapolating and analyzing financial data and generally assisting with the preparation of VAT and Corporation tax returns and other direct and indirect tax compliance obligations
* Responsibility for reconciling VAT and Corporation Tax accounts of the UK group including the European branches of RBCEL
* Management of Certificates of Residence and tax documentation requests for reduction/exemption from withholding tax
* Assisting with ad-hoc projects

Primary Responsibilities:

Assist with the preparation of VAT quarterly returns:
o Liaise with Finance, Accounts Payable and other internal groups to obtain information necessary for completion of quarterly VAT returns
o Review inter-company, client and other relevant invoices raised in the period, investigate differences, reconcile and determine VAT treatment
o Assist with investigation and adjustments required in relation to direct attribution
o Carry out various checks in relation to reverse charge, VAT codes, recovery rates, FAC mapping etc.
o Assist with calculating Capital Goods Scheme adjustments
o Assist with EC Sales List
o Apply excel skills to base data for entry into VAT spreadsheets, supporting documentation and VAT return
o Assist with investigation and preparation of VAT ECNs

Assist with the preparation of corporation tax returns, quarterly tax reporting, tax forecasts and year end statutory accounts
o Interact and obtain data from finance necessary for the performance of various direct tax compliance functions
o Analyse management accounts, breakdowns of certain eGL balances, bonus data, fixed asset breakdowns, risk weighted assets etc.
o Apply excel skills to base financial data for display and data entry into tax spreadsheets and tax computations
o Assist with the calculation of tax figures for quarterly tax reporting, corporation tax returns and year end statutory accounts

Assist with monthly reconciliation of direct and indirect tax accounts
Generally assist with HMRC direct and indirect tax enquiries
Manage requests from business units for Certificates of tax residence, liaise with HMRC and head office tax as required
Assist with the completion of tax documentation for reduction/exemption of withholding tax under domestic legislation and Double Tax Treaties
Assist with ad-hoc VAT and corporation tax matters as delegated

o Graduate/Qualified or Part qualified
o Excellent excel skills/ability to work with complex spreadsheets
o Strong core knowledge of accounting and tax principles and processes
o Previous relevant experience working in mixed finance/tax role

o Ability to interact with different people and levels of management
o Function well in a team environment and able to work independently from instructions
o Timely execution and delivery essential
o Work to high levels of accuracy
o Excellent excel skills - pivot tables, vlookups, defining complex formulas
o Strong communication skills

o Keen to learn and develop

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003


acca - qualified

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