Tax Accountant/ Tax Assistant Manager

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Role overview:

The UK and Ireland Assistant Manager Tax Business Partner will support the Tax Manager and Tax Director on all activities related to corporation tax matters for UK and Irish companies including Unilever Plc. The role is a tax business partner role which involves building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders around the business.

The role requires the ability to manage and deliver multiple workstreams across varying timelines. Some of these workstreams include overseeing tax accounting performed by the COE and further analysis of the tax judgemental aspects of tax reporting; overseeing tax compliance undertaken by outsource service providers; preparing or reviewing tax technical pieces of work outside the scope of the outsourced service provider; tax forecasting in collaboration with the COE; and compliance and liaison with HMRC on day-to-day matters, particularly in respect of residency certificates and double tax treaty withholding tax clearances.

Key Responsibilities:

Corporation tax business partnering

* Build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders (finance, legal, company secretarial etc)
* Assist on the resolution of ad hoc queries and day-to-day issues raised by the business and provide relevant and practical advice promptly
* Collaborate with finance and project teams on financial system upgrade projects
* Support the finance and company secretarial teams in entity rationalisation projects
* Support the Tax Manager and Director with the SAO review and controls.

Corporation tax compliance and reporting

* Assist in the preparation of the Group quarterly tax provision calculations using Longview.
* Review local statutory accounts tax disclosures prepared by the outsourced provider.
* Support the Tax Manager in overseeing the preparation of the annual tax computations and returns by outsourced providers
* Assist in the preparation of out of scope work feeding into the tax computations such as chargeable gains calculations, patent box calculations, and any necessary TP adjustments where these are not produced by the COE
* Collaborate with the Tax Manager and the outsourced provider in the performing the CFC review.
* WHT compliance - ensuring that the correct double tax treaty forms and certificates of residency are obtained promptly for payments and receipts, including liaising with global tax colleagues and HMRC as required.

UK and Ireland Group Tax Data

* Manage the Group Payment Arrangement and calculate corporation tax payments on account. Monitor and update the tax payment database. Liaise with HMRC on company tax balances, repayments, reallocations and any ad hoc queries.
* Prepare annual prior year adjustment journals, along with charges for payment of group relief.
* Calculate cash tax forecasts, as requested by various stakeholders in the business.

Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications:

* Qualified accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) or tax adviser (CTA or equivalent)
* Strong proven ability and 3+ years experience in a UK corporate tax department
* Strong tax accounting understanding (IFRS and FRS 101)
* Controls mindset and risk management
* Excellent time and project management skills, including a strong bias for action
* Relationship building and stakeholder management skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong Excel skills essential

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