Corporate Tax Advisor - 18 Month Contract (London) Job ID: 946

Job Details:

Our client, a multinational law firm, is seeking a Corporate Tax Advisor for an 18 month contract. The role includes both tax planning and ensuring compliance with tax requirements across the Group’s offices based in the UK, Central Eastern Europe and certain other global locations. This role will mainly work with the Head of Group Tax and Partnership, the Financial Accounting team, as well as the Payroll team and Practice Groups around the firm.

General Responsibilities

- Responsible for UK tax compliance, including Corporate Tax, VAT, PAYE and the annual settlement agreement

- Input into employer/employee tax compliance issues relating to staff moving between UK and international offices

- To be aware of and responsive to risk management issues (conflicts, client checks, money laundering, establishing terms and conditions)

- To display good working knowledge of pricing/profitability issues and well aware of the financial strategies and the firm's targets

- Tax reconciliation calculations for the firm and its overseas entities as well as calculating any tax charges or deferred tax assets to be included in the LLP accounts as appropriate

- Dealing with ad-hoc tax queries received from all entities around the world.

- Working on tax projects as they arise

Corporate Taxes

- Preparing the annual CT computation for the service company and any other UK corporate entities and submitting as iXBRL for efiling

- Agreeing with the auditors the corporate tax disclosures to be included in the annual consolidated LLP accounts

- Submitting the CT computations and CT return to HMRC and dealing with any enquiries or other notices

- Annual PAYE matters such as the PAYE Settlement Agreement

- Assisting with any queries arising from PAYE audits Partnership computations

- Preparing the firm's tax computation and the allocation of tax-adjusted profits as between the partners

- Providing the Partnership Tax team with taxable profit figures for inclusion in individual partner returns and for calculating the individual tax provisions

- Agreeing with Partnership Tax team and the auditors, the UK partners’ tax annual provisions and the associated disclosures to be included in the LLP accounts

- Submitting the LLP’s annual tax return and computations to HMRC and dealing with the firm's Client Relationship Manager in relation to any risk assessments or enquiries

- Working with the Finance team with respect to accounts preparation and disclosures with potential tax impact as well as cash flow forecasting for tax payment outflows


- Preparing and reviewing the quarterly VAT returns

- Dealing with day-to-day VAT compliance issues and ledger posting enquiries

- Dealing with VAT planning issues and queries arising from HMRC inspections

- Advise management on impact of legislation or case law changes affecting VAT matters of the firm

- Liaising with Finance teams regarding international planning for VAT and the equivalent overseas charge

- Ensuring inter-office billing is in line with firm compliance requirements

About you

- Detailed knowledge and experience of the UK tax system is required

- International tax experience desired but not essential

- Qualified Chartered Tax Adviser or Accountant with relevant years of experience

- Proficient in MS Office applications (minimum of Excel and Word) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels

- Confident professional manner

- Strong analytical skills

- Demonstrates a high level of (legal and) technical knowledge and expertise; together with expanding peripheral knowledge and expertise

- Grasps, retains and analyses complex information and concepts; great attention to detail

- Ability to show initiative and good judgment, functioning well under pressure, able to switch gears on a moment’s notice and ability to concentrate in an environment of multiple demands and distractions

- Ability to handle multiple priorities and perform accurately under time pressures and constraints

- Plans, organises and prioritises very well; works to given timeframes; responds promptly to administrative tasks Identifies issues, risks and conflicts at an early stage, seeking assistance as necessary

Please note that if you have not received a response to your application in 2 weeks it has unfortunately not been successful.

Salary: £45000 to £55000 Country: United Kingdom
Region: London
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