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Group Tax Accountant

Department: Finance Leadership

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom


Reports to: Global Head of Tax (UK)



We are an AIM listed UK headed company looking for a talented and experienced Group tax Accountant who will support the Global Head of Tax in managing the group’s global tax affairs.


Key responsibilities

  • Prepare the EMEA corporate tax returns and relevant claims and elections, ensuring timely submission within statutory deadlines.

  • Prepare the UK tax provision calculation for interim and year end reporting purposes ensuring that the Global Head of Tax is aware of any significant issues.

  • Prepare the global tax consolidation under IFRS at interim and year end by managing, consolidating and, for certain entities, reviewing the local inputs/requirements.

  • Review the transaction level data in relevant tax sensitive General Ledger codes for both corporation tax and PAYE Settlement Agreement purposes for the UK/EMEA entities.

  • Prepare the annual UK tax documentation e.g. R&D claim, CFC analysis, interest analysis.

  • Prepare annual transfer pricing reports for review by the Global Head of Tax using the Thomson Reuters software.

  • Prepare the quarterly instalment payment calculations in the UK.

  • Support the Global Head of Tax in establishing appropriate systems or processes to highlight and manage tax risks, providing input into the set-up of the new ERP system.

  • Ensure all global tax process notes are up-to-date, getting local input as required.

  • Manage the global Monthly tax accrual booking process for management accounting purposes.

  • Calculate and manage the global quarterly transfer pricing adjustments.

  • Work with external tax advisers where relevant ensuring spend is first approved by the Global Head of Tax.

  • Manage the global compliance deadlines, relying on local representatives where possible but in sourcing as much as possible into the UK tax team.

  • Ad-hoc opportunities to support project work e.g. acquisitions, disposals, VAT, Customs, payroll taxes, tax legislation changes, debt capacity etc.

  • Foster close working relationships with finance contacts supporting the legal entities (excluding the US where the liaison will be with the US Tax team



    Summary of job requirements


  • Qualified accountant (ACA).

  • Minimum 3 years’ tax experience in practise or industry (International or UK).

  • Strong analytical and proven problem-solving skills.

  • Mature, proactive, resourceful and hands-on with the ability to take initiative but common sense not to make unilateral decisions on significant matters.

  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision but also works well in cross functional teams.

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with ability to work well under pressure.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Proficient and comfortable with IT – excellent Excel skills.



  • Tax qualification (CTA or equivalent).

  • Indirect tax experience.

  • Industry experience.

  • Knowledge of International taxation laws and regulations is advantageous.

  • Previous experience of accounting under IFRS.

  • ERP implementation experience or previous use of Oracle.

  • Experience with using Thomson Reuters software e.g ONESOURCE.