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Executive Recruitment Services plc

Tax Accountant

Tax Accountant




Steve Dignum

01923 225581

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Tax Accountant

Tax Accountant: A world renowned Aerospace and Defence company is looking for an experienced Tax Accountant to join their Finance team in Edinburgh to be responsible for all UK and International indirect tax reporting, liaising with finance, commercial and other stakeholders, providing a business advisory service on indirect tax matters and providing support on project activity

Tax Accountant Responsibilities:
Ensuring strong financial controls operate over indirect tax activities in line with policy and procedures. This will include implementing improvements to procedures where necessary
Responsibility for the supervision of the preparation and submission of UK and International VAT and other indirect tax returns
Responsibility for the supervision of the preparation and submission of UK and European Intrastat and EC Sales List reporting
Responsibility for ensuring all VAT/GST accounts reconciled and journals posted within agreed timescales
Agreement of Inter Company Loan accounts for VAT/GST
Ensure timely payments of VAT to Tax authorities
Supervision and direction of Assistant Tax Accountant's work
Provide indirect tax advice to the business regarding the correct application of current legislation seeking the optimum solution for the company
Maintain awareness of new legislation, regulations and consultative papers, and proactively provide proposals for responses or actions to be taken
Assistance with of VAT Law 262 audits and external audits
Minimising exposure to penalties or additional tax arising from late lodgement of returns, taxation audits or mis-declaration penalties
Correspondence and meetings as appropriate with the relevant tax authorities and seeking to maintain a good working relationship
Liaison and participation with other departments to discuss relevant technical matters
Assist in increasing the profile of the Tax Team to improve the business's understanding of tax matters
Support the tax team as necessary

Tax Accountant required skills:
Part qualified accountant or similar qualification
Good understanding of UK & International VAT laws and rules
Good excel skills and ability to work with complex spreadsheets
Relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers
In depth knowledge of SAP or similar would be advantageous
Analytical & problem solving skills
Flexible working style with the ability to multi task
Receptive to process improvement and continual efficiency

The successful candidate will be required to achieve full SC clearance for this opportunity!!!!

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a worldwide aerospace and defence company and is an opportunity not to be missed.

Apply now or call Steve on 01923 225581

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