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Employee Taxes Accountant

  • Job reference: CS-002026
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Worcester
This position which is being offered on a part time basis is apart of the Atkins Shared Services Facility (SSF) Accounting team (which comprises 20 members, including five other Financial Controllers/ Tax Accountants).  
The role encompasses a range of tax activities and includes managing a team of three staff (all AAT qualified).

Responsible to: Head of Accounting

Key Relationships: 
  • Other members of the Accounting department and the broader SSF (which comprises 100 staff).
  • Other Atkins corporate functions, notably Group Tax, Payroll and HR.
  • The Atkins UK Finance community and the broader UK businesses (which comprises 10,000 staff).

The role 

  • Managing the annual P11D and PAYE Settlement Agreement processes (over 3,000 P11ds are issued annually).
  • Monitoring compliance of employee tax sensitive areas, including 24-month plus assignments and multiple workplaces.
  • Monitoring expense policy compliance in respect of employee tax-related matters.
  • Support Company Secretariat department in reviewing directors expense and benefits.
  • Effective management of three members of staff, including periodic performance appraisals.
  • Ad hoc projects and initiatives in collaboration with other corporate functions, including Group Tax and HR.

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The Person 

Technical and Professional
  • A tax qualification (CTA, ATT or equivalent) plus some post-qualification experience. Candidates who have accounting qualifications (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) or ‘qualified by experience’ will also be considered.
  • A good working knowledge Employee Tax Legislation regarding expenses and benefits.
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Excel skills, including use of pivot tables, lookups and other functions.
  • Experience of managing people, including coaching and developing staff.
  • A working knowledge of JD Edwards Financials or Oracle HRMS would be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills; able to engage with and influence staff at all levels.
  • Well organised – skilled in prioritising own workload and that of the team.   
  • Able to mix effective team management with ‘hands on’ involvement and ad hoc projects.

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