Tax & Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: 12054
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Bonus + Holiday: 28+STAT + Heathcare
  • Sector: Accountancy, Finance
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: 9-Month FTC
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12054 – Tax & Financial Accountant (FTC) Job Spec

Location: Hinckley


We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced tax & financial accountant to join an established firm based in Hinckley for a full-time 9-month fixed-term maternity contract. The role is approximately 70% tax-focused and 30% accounts. This critical role will be responsible for reviewing the VAT returns prepared by the finance team, building good relationships with their tax / group finance teams, and preparing for a move to a new ERP system. This is an ideal opportunity for a finance professional possessing an excellent understanding of HMRC requirements.


The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supervision of the Tax inbox, responding to Business unit queries,
  • Ownership of the monthly & quarterly VAT return processes, reviewing/challenging as required,
  • Continue to review / improve tax reporting processes (utilising automation where advantageous),
  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations (PAYE / NIC),
  • Work closely with Group Tax, liaising with Business unit Finance Directors,
  • Work closely with shared service centre Financial Accounting Manager in preparation for going live with Oracle Fusion.


The Right Person

  • Qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CTA, or equivalent,
  • Excellent tax knowledge – preferably including CIS – with a good understanding of domestic reverse charging,
  • Ability to quickly understand processes with a commitment to continuous process improvement,
  • Cultivate effective & confident communication skills / relationships with colleagues at all levels,
  • Be customer-focussed, with an understanding of shared service centre operations,
  • Excellent planning, organisation and deadline time keeping skills,
  • Strong IT skills incl. Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Word. Knowledge of using Oracle Fusion would be advantageous.



  • Appointment Type: 9-Month Maternity Fixed-Term-Contract
  • Salary: £50,000 per annum (subject to experience)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 28 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Healthcare
  • Pension

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12054) on 0116 254 9404.