Senior Tax Advisor (Aberdeen) - VR/29522

Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen
Rate: Available Upon Request

Opening for a Senior Tax Advisor with a leading international energy services company. You will be working in the Corporate Tax Department, overseeing UK tax functions.



  • Reporting to the Tax Manager, responsibilities include timely completion of UK corporation tax returns, managing compliance, and assisting with overseas tax filings.
  • Strong communication skills are essential due to frequent interactions with colleagues globally.
  • You'll need excellent project management skills and flexibility to meet deadlines while accommodating non-tax colleagues' schedules.
  • Strong self-motivation and independence are also key, along with staff management responsibilities for the Corporate Tax Assistant.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • UK corporate tax compliance (tax return and statutory reporting) and advisory activities:
    • Preparing the corporation tax and deferred tax figures and disclosures for incorporation in the UK statutory accounts for the UK group.
    • Preparing the UK corporation tax returns and computations for group, to include double tax relief claims, rollover/holdover claims, group relief claims, patent box and research and development claims, corporate interest restriction calculations etc.
    • Preparing the Overseas UK branch corporation tax returns and computations for the group/liaison with advisors assisting in the process.
    • Working with the wider Tax, Finance and Commercial teams, advising on the structuring and implications of commercial transactions to include cross-border transactions.
    • Advising on UK tax implications of potential M&A activity and restructuring.
    • Assisting with HMRC enquiries/audits as required.
    • Working with external providers (as required) on the UK tax compliance and advisory matters. 
  • VAT
    • Assisting with the UK VAT group maintenance, monthly VAT return process and acting as a point of contact for VAT queries.  
  • Assisting in managing all aspects of UK corporate tax administration, to include: 
    • Preparing estimates to support QIPs, calculating and arranging for re-allocation/repayment of QIP overpayments etc.
    • Managing the UK group’s GPA.
  • Working with the UK Tax Manager to ensure appropriate internal controls are in place and pro-actively seek out and develop solutions to mitigate risks and identify opportunities.
  • US GAAP reporting:
    • Preparing and assisting the wider Finance team with quarterly and annual US GAAP tax reporting requirements.
  • Preparing ad-hoc correspondence with HMRC. 
  • Supervising and developing more junior members of staff. 
  • Assisting the UK Tax Manager in any other activities relevant to this role as they arise.


Applicants to this role require

  • Qualified CA/CTA (essential).
  • Excellent technical knowledge within UK corporate tax (essential) .
  • Previous experience in working in a company with multi-jurisdictional concerns, or within an accountancy firm dealing with cross border issues (essential).
  • UK VAT knowledge (desirable).
  • Tax software knowledge - Onesource (desirable).


What’s in it for me?

  • Collaborative and supportive team culture.
  • Hybrid working & early finish on a Friday.
  • Benefits package.


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