Tax Accountant - 3175

  • Salary:
    Rising to £54.182 after 12 months
  • Location:
    London - Brock Street
  • Department:
    Corporate Services
  • Division:
    Financial Reporting & MI
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Closing Date:
    18 July 2019
  • Recruitment Advisor:
    Natalie Hey- 0161 219 7293/Natalie.hey@guinness.org.uk

About Us
We’re in one of the most exciting periods in the history of Guinness and have ambitious, challenging objectives for the future. Our Guinness 2023 Strategy is all about our vision for creating and maintaining an amazing organisation, both for our customers and our employees. Over the next 5 years we will focus on delivering our vision to improve people’s lives and create possibilities for them – by delivering great customer service, providing great homes, being a great place to work and being a great business.
In order to deliver the increased volume and complexity of work as a result of the Guinness 2023 Strategy, we are growing our Finance Group to ensure we have the right capacity in reporting tax, financial control and financial planning and consequently have an exciting opportunity for a Tax Accountant to join our team in London.

Overview of the role
Reporting into the Senior Financial Accountant-Reporting, the purpose of this role is to assist in the delivery of a high quality financial reporting and tax service in accordance with agreed timetables.

Key Responsibilities
•Prepare consolidated and individual statutory accounts within agreed timescales and specifications.
•Maintain an up to date knowledge of accounting standards and regulations to ensure statutory accounts are prepared correctly and to a high standard within agreed timescales.
•Support preparation of year-end audit files for Group entities and support the Financial Accounting Team with delivery of the year-end accounts to agreed timescales.
•Assist in the completion and submission of regulatory and tax returns in accordance with required timescales.
•Undertake taxation work including VAT, Corporation tax and Employment tax for Group entities including tax planning, compliance and reporting.
•Take an active role in the quarterly tax update meetings with external advisors.
•Deliver financial accounting projects and prepare adhoc requests for analysis in a timely manner.
•Support the production of the Annual Financial Statements.
•Manage the inter-company reconciliation process and reporting timetable.
•Develop the use of Guinness Finance Systems to improve financial reporting and deliver an efficient and effective service to internal and external customers.
•Action all agreed internal and external audit actions within required timescales.

Skills/ Experience
•Recent experience of statutory financial reporting and audit either in a practise or industry role.
•Recent experience of taxation compliance either in practise or industry role.
•Good attention to detail with ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload to meet agreed deadlines.
•Proven experience of leading on the preparation of financial statements for audit and the application of accounting standards.
•Experience of reviewing and analysing financial information and reporting on results.
•Experience in intercompany accounting and reconciliation.
•Excellent oral and written communications.
•Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
•Proven customer service experience.
•Demonstrates the Guinness Behaviours.

CCAB or CIMA qualification.
ATT or CTA tax qualification.

What’s on offer?
We offer an excellent benefits package that help make The Guinness Partnership a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:
•25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
•Medical expenses cover
•Employee assistance programme
•Cycle to work scheme
•Benefits Portal - Everyone Lifestyle Benefits
•Eye test vouchers
•Aspire - £100 allowance per employee each financial year
•Professional qualification support
•Professional subscriptions
•Purchase additional leave
•Salary Sacrifice - Deduction of various benefits from 'gross' salary, before tax and NI deducted
•E-learning courses
•Thank you award- by nomination

If you are interested in joining us and would like to apply for this role, please review the role profile to ensure you meet the essential criteria.

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London - Brock Street
30 Brock Street, Regent's Place, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, NW1 3FG
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