Tax Analyst Or Tax Accountant - Inhouse Liverpool

Large international group seeks a qualified corporate tax professional to join their in-house team based in a Shared Service Centre in the heart of Liverpool. In this role you will gain valuable experience of VAT and employment taxes which will help you to progress in industry. This is an ideal first move in to an in-house position. Day to day this role involves:
Primarily supporting the preparation of the UK companies’ corporation tax and VAT returns, quarterly and annual accounting for tax reporting processes as well as group compliance matters.
• Preparation of the annual corporation tax returns for the UK resident companies
• Key source of reviewing data for integrity on tax-sensitive items for use in subsequent reporting or compliance purposes
• Reviewing the position in respect of the Controlled Foreign Companies of the UK group
• Act as key liaison point between Accounting and Tax teams
• Supporting the calculation of the corporation tax quarterly payments and ensuring that reconciliations for tax payments are properly recorded in the ledgers, reviewing the activities of the Accounting team.
• Ensure documentation for tax paid and withholding tax suffered on customer contract receipts is maintained by the Accounting team and available in reports and for the auditors when required.
• Support the UK Tax Manager in preparing and reviewing the processes and documentation in relation to the Senior Accounting Officer requirements
• Preparation of the quarterly VAT returns for the UK VAT group.
• Support for the preparation of the Research and Development claims
• Support the UK Tax Manager and Accounting team with regard to VAT invoicing and classification for VAT returns.
• Support the Head of International tax in relation to Pillar 2 analysis and calculations.
• Ad hoc support for global projects.
• Support to the HR teams on employment tax issues as appropriate
• Support the Accounting team in ensuring compliant and timely intra-group invoicing.
• Support the Tax Managers with data for Transfer pricing activities
• Support the Heads of Corporate and Regional Accounting for status reports and positions on Statutory Accounts.
Required Skills & Experience:
- Qualified Chartered accountant or Chartered Tax advisor preferably with some post qualification experience.
- Strong analytical skills.
- To ensure that accurate data is available for tax reporting of transactions and ongoing tax provisions, a knowledge of US GAAP accounting is helpful as well as a working knowledge of the main feature of IFRS and other local territories’ accounting rules (including UK GAAP), to ensure any adjustments are correctly treated for tax reporting purposes.
- Can have worked either in a professional services or a corporate environment previously
- Familiarity with Advanced Excel techniques and data analytics an advantage; familiarity with Oracle systems desirable and tax software (ideally Alphatax) highly desirable;
- Experience in UK tax compliance (primarily corporation tax and some VAT) helpful although will consider non-tax specialists with a strong accounting background keen to develop and undertake necessary training in tax issues.
- Ability to work in a fast-changing environment and in situations of ambiguity
- Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills

Would consider someone more experienced on a part time basis. For full time - this business works c 3-4 days in the office and 1 from home. You will get the opportunity to report to and learn from experienced in-house tax professionals.

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