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Tax Accountant Aberdeen PERM - Hybrid working

Woking, Surrey
Tax Accountant Aberdeen (hybrid working, 3 days office, 2 remote working)

Staff position - Salary neg

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  • Preparation of AS UK companies tax returns on AlphaTax, ensuring consistent high quality delivery of corporation tax computations
  • Preparation of divisional tax reporting on TRCS and accounting and statutory accounts tax disclosures
  • Preparation of VAT return (on job training will be provided if no practical VAT experience)
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Overview of compliance in non UK jurisdictions (assurance)
  • Adhere to Group Tax strategy and policy
  • Ensure SAO compliance including audits and preparation of documentation
  • Preparation of PSA calculations and ensure returns compliant and minimising costs to the business
  • Approve relocation expenditure in accordance with HMRC guidance and collate for inclusion in P11D/PSA submissions
  • Support Tax Team with ensuring AS comply with global transfer pricing policies and supply requested information
  • Research and Development – work with Senior Tax Accountant to optimise AS’s R&D position, assisting with the collation of information from operations and finance
  • Advise the business on the correct treatment of VAT for both sales and purchases
  • Ensure VAT Control schedules are completed for all material contracts
  • Assist with employment tax queries from the business, liaising with Group Tax based in London to provide advice to AS entities ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all taxes
  • Keep the business up to date with developments in tax legislation and government initiatives
  • Liaison with tax advisors as appropriate

Business Support
  • Act as central point of review and control for any systems changes impacting tax
  • Continuous review of processes to identify opportunities for improvements
  • Build relationships with operations, Commercial and HR to ensure they seek tax advice where required
  • Support compliance with Facilitation of Tax Evasion legislation, working with the business to operate practical controls
  • Ensure compliance with IR35 guidelines, reviewing assessments completed by contractors

  • Professional qualification in accounting or tax, ICAS/ACCA/CTA/ATT
  • Good general UK tax knowledge
  • Good working knowledge of VAT preferable however on the job training will be provided
  • Strong organisational capabilities
  • Good judgement and decision making skills
  • Strong communication skills and a strong team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to meet deadlines through planning, organisation and persistence
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of new processes to ensure effective and consistent controls are in place, using Oracle as a platform to improve our tax information systems
  • High level of computer literacy particularly with Excel
  • At least 1 year post-qualifying experience within the profession or industry (UK and international)
  • Preference for oil services corporate experience
  • Financial reporting accounting experience
  • Experience in preparing corporation tax computations
  • Tax compliance for part of a UK listed group (FTSE 250)
  • Covers AS West related entities and UK entities with an annual turnover of circa $500M and total employees of 3,800.
  • Geographically covers companies in UK, Holland, USA and Algeria as well as consultancy companies in Middle East and Asia Pacific. Branches in Australia, New Zealand, Canada ,Poland, Mexico and Greece.
  • A self starter who is able to initiate and drive projects and change in the organisation.
  • Ability to conduct research on own into tax compliance on other countries and provide guidance to the business on how to conduct and structure business activities abroad.
  • As part of a large complex group the tax requirements are challenging and extensive
  • There are a number of cross group projects which have complex VAT requirements
  • The matrix structure of legal entity and business unit reporting adds an additional dimension to regular tax reporting
  • The large headcount gives rise to a number of employment tax matters with associated reporting requirements
  • Tax compliance is a major focus of the Petrofac group and the company faces extremely complex tax issues as part of a large international group in the oil and gas industry.
  • Understanding the internal processes across HR, procurement, commercial and how to adapt these to capture information for tax purposes, or how to ensure compliance with tax legislation


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