Tax Accountant – (Temporary, 11 months+)

Location UK / Lisburn

Job Type Contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1348989

 Job Description

Tax Accountant - 11 month contract - Lisburn

Financial Accountant

My Client

VANRATH are pleased to be recruiting for a Tax Accountant for a Top 100, target employer based in Lisburn. Our client are a global organisation who offer excellent benefits and a fantastic work-life balance. This would be an ideal role for an accountant with some strong commercial experience, and with a relatively decent grounding and level of interest in Tax, who is keen on a new challenge which will enhance their CV with a global brand. The role will run for an initial 11 month period but will have the possibility of permanency or extension thereafter for a strong performer.

The Role:

This role reports to the Tax Manager and the purpose of the role is to provide a level of support and expertise within the organisation’s tax department, with a key focus on compliance and project work.


Lead VAT compliance process

Take ownership of VAT compliance procedures & build on existing UK & ROI VAT knowledge

  • Lead all processes according to our values
  • Ensure Internal controls adequacy for key tax controls

Build effective relationships within the business

  • Liaising with Business Services team on any issues arising
  • Liaising with other departments regarding items for investigation
  • Support tax team as required to prepare responses for local tax authorities
  • Keep Tax Manager informed on any discrepancies identified or potential difficulties with completion of work
  • Build a network effectively

Identify efficiency improvements in existing procedures

  • Fully utilise SAP & Excel to streamline and become more efficient
  • Take initiative in tasks/project work

Ensure timeliness and accuracy

  • Fulfil assigned work within agreed deadlines
  • Complete work to a high standard of accuracy

Manage external & internal tax compliance deadlines and month end processes

  • Prepare workings to support CT returns in NI & ROI
  • Manage CT payment on account calculations for NI & ROI
  • Carry out review of domestic VAT returns in NI & ROI
  • Investigate foreign VAT postings to identify irrecoverable VAT and preparation of EVR returns
  • Assist with preparation of SDIL/SSDT returns in NI & ROI
  • Support as required in relation to external audits & preparation of disclosures for statutory accounts
  • Prepare tax workings for annual business plans/rolling estimates
  • Work with Business Services on preparation of quarterly tax reporting to group
  • Advise weekly cashflow forecasting of taxes for Treasury
  • Review to identify non-tax deductible items & transfer pricing adjustments to update the ledgers monthly
  • Prepare transfer pricing adjustments & complete balance sheet recs as part of month end processes
  • Support Tax Manager as required in relation to ad hoc tasks (e.g. tax projects, tax authority queries etc)

The Ideal Candidate

Person Specification

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in tax compliance environment
  • Strong accounting and analytical background
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to take ownership & gain experience
  • Competency in controls/governance
  • Deadline focused
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Proactive and seeks continuous improvement

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) educated to degree level
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant tax experience in practice or in the tax function of a large business
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office/Excel skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and deal with ad hoc requests

Desired Criteria

  • Previous VAT experience is desirable
  • Previous experience within the FMCG sector would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of ERP and SAP



For further information on this vacancy, or any other Temporary Accountancy roles in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Damian Della Croce in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250.