Corporate Tax Accountant

16 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
Madeleine French
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Contract Type
Full Time

Corporate Tax Specialist, Financial Services, Edinburgh, £competitive + strong benefits & flexible working

Please see below the details of a rare in-house corporate tax position within a Financial Services organisation. However, should this particular position not suit your experience or aspirations please do not hesitate to get in touch on 0333 010 5607 to discuss the tax market and your career. Madeleine works with a range of SMEs to International businesses as well as all the of the Top 30 CA firms in Scotland, offering career and salary advice in addition to job search management. All conversations are confidential and come with no expectations or obligations. Should she not be available on her direct dial, please leave a message with her colleagues on 0131 603 8374.

Your new company
Hays is proud to be partnered with a premium, global Financial Services organisation in order to recruit for a Corporate Tax specialist at the level of Assistant Manager or Manager. Providing extensive financial solutions and products, this organisation is instantly recognisable and you will be joining a growing yet experienced Finance Department made up of various Teams such as Treasury, Corporate Accounting, Regulatory Reporting and Tax Operations and Execution. This is an employer of choice for development and opportunity, as well as rewarding its staff, recently offering salary increases as recognition of the success had in the last 18 months. The business also prides itself on its social and corporate responsibilities, contributing to sustainability and countering climate change. Flexible and agile working is available, and a hybrid model will be in place post pandemic, allowing individuals to continue to work from home whilst benefiting from some presence in the office.

Your new role
Joining a well-established and reputable EMEA Tax Function made up of approximately 10 individuals across Edinburgh, London and beyond, you will be responsible for managing the multi-national tax compliance, accounting and reporting for a number of substantial entities. This will offer you significant exposure to complex tax computations, provisioning and reporting work, gaining invaluable knowledge of tax legislation across various jurisdiction, such as UK, Hungary, Greece, Jersey, Israel and Saudi Arabia, to name a few of the 25 covered by this team. Further to this you will be involved in tax and process related projects and delivering advice to the business. Specific duties will include the timely provision of data for corporate income tax returns, liaising with third party advisers, preparing key supporting computations for CIT returns, such as for the Controlled Foreign Companies, and preparing and reconciling monthly US GAAP tax provisions and balance sheet accounts respectively. You will respond to queries from stakeholders and coordinate payment of corporate tax liabilities.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a proven track record in delivering corporate tax compliance, in a practice or in-house capacity. This will ideally be complimented by a relevant qualification, such as ACA, CA or CTA. Knowledge or experience of international tax will enhance your application. You will have strong attention to detail and organisation skills, exhibiting the ability to work to tight deadlines and to your own initiative.

What you'll get in return
In addition to receiving a generous annual salary and holiday allowance, you will gain invaluable experience and operate within a highly-reputable international business as part of an experienced and notable EMEA Tax Function. The business offers brilliant flexibility, and the opportunity to develop your stakeholder and project management skills whilst gaining substantial exposure to various tax regimes and accounting frameworks. Further to this, due to the Corporate Tax team's wide remit of responsibilities across the region, there is opportunity for the successful candidate to become involved and gain experience with M&A and restructuring projects, complex modelling for transactions, and other ongoing project work such as the annual Senior Accounting Officer certification and annual projects across the region for Research & Development, amongst others.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Madeleine French now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact her for a confidential discussion on your career. Equally, refer a tax professional to receive up to £300 in retail vouchers following successful appointment.

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