Senior Tax Accountant - VR/29309

Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen
Rate: Available Upon Request

Senior Tax Accountant maternity cover fixed term contract for 12-18 months. You will be working for a leading international energy service company. We are looking for qualified Accountants with a strong knowledge of UK tax.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Managing direct and indirect tax requirements.
  • Reviewing UK corporation tax returns to ensure consistent high quality and timely delivery.
  • Preparing the UK Corporate Interest Restriction return.
  • Overview of divisional tax reporting and accounting (actuals and forecasts tax packs).
  • Preparing tax disclosures and schedules for legal entity financial statements, supporting the finance team reporting requirements.  
  • Responsibility for timely review and submission of UK VAT return.
  • Overview of compliance in non-UK jurisdictions (assurance).
  • Providing forecasts for cash tax payable.
  • Reviewing the monthly tax balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Complying with the Group tax strategy and policy and ensuring business unit adherence.
  • Assisting with the preparation/review of the PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) for the UK legal entities on a timely basis.
  • Assisting the HR/recruitment and Commercial Teams with IR35 compliance, review SDAs and assist with contractual requirements.
  • Assisting the business to ensure correct application of output tax and complaint reclaiming of input tax.
  • Supporting indirect and employment tax queries from the business, liaising with Group tax to ensure benefits are appropriately taxed and the costs the business is compliant in dealing with PSA, relocations, P11Ds etc.
  • Providing tax advice for tenders.
  • Transfer Pricing – working with the Group Tax to ensure compliance with global transfer pricing policies.
  • Research and Development – working with the Group Tax to optimise R&D position.
  • Researching new country entry requirements to ensure the business is fully tax compliant when undertaking work in new countries.
  • Monitoring legislative changes, assessing the impact on the business, and proposing and implementing responses as appropriate.
  • Building relationships with operations, Commercial and HR to ensure they seek tax advice where required.
  • Providing training on tax matters to teams within and out with Finance.
  • Assuring compliance with Facilitation of Tax Evasion legislation, working with the business to come up with practical working solutions.
  • Updating and managing the tax tracker for UK compliance.
  • Maintaining the tax risk register.
  • Monitoring the financial statements risks associated with tax and respond by ensuring the appropriate financial controls are designed, implemented, and operated effectively to provide reasonable assurance on the integrity of the financial statements.
  • Assessing opportunities to optimise the financial controls framework.


Applicants to this role require

  • Professional qualification in accounting or tax, ICAS, ACCA, CTA, ATT.
  • UK tax knowledge.
  • Tax software, Alpha tax or similar.
  • Excel.
  • Reporting writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with all areas of the business and to communicate with colleagues and build effective relationships.
  • Ability to critically analyse current work methods and suggest and rapidly implement successful changes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of application of IFRS.


What’s in it for me?

  • Working in a supportive team environment.
  • Flexible working requests supported.
  • Hybrid working, 3 days in the office.


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