Assistant Tax Controller
Colchester - UK

Job Reference: CUX-FIN-05297

Location: Colchester - UK

Closing Date: 28/02/2019

Department: Finance

Division: Global Support

The T&C Assistant Tax Controller is expected to assume the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:
Prepare corporation tax returns
Assist in the Provision of support to management and financial accounts teams in the completion of year-end, interim and month end tax accounting and reporting
Assist with the preparation & finalisation of draft tax disclosures in UK statutory financial statements
Monitor postings made to tax accounts and ensuring all journals are supported by appropriate documentation and correctly posted
Maintain accurate working papers and documentation in accordance with department policy
Assist in the development of class-leading tax compliance and reporting processes
Assist in addressing Tax authority queries in a timely and efficient manner 
Assist with non-routine ad hoc tax matters as required
Assist with tax settlement on Fringe Benefits
Team workload management 
Motivate team to ensure performance metrics s are hit
Support communication structures across the team to ensure all key messages are communicated 
Support Tax & Compliance Senior Manager/Compliance Controller to develop a plan for cross-training, working shadowing and rotation of responsibilities within team
Provides coaching on both soft and technical skills within the team
Participate in Recruitment & Selection processes
Act as a role model to others
Team admin duties such as absence management, holiday authorisations, timesheet approvals etc
Ability to oversee, motivate and manage people in a Tax & Compliance environment
Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
Good communication skills at all levels including a wide range of stakeholders within the business
Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems
Act with integrity
Improves processes & systems
Problem solves within tight deadlines
Be pro-active and take initiative
Good influencing skills
Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail
Demonstrable success in improving Tax & Compliance service levels
Strong knowledge and understanding of all Tax & Compliance/Financial Accounting processes including best practice in Tax & Compliance/Financial Accounting, people, processes and technology
Significant knowledge of SAP system
Good knowledge of leadership, coaching and people development 
Recognised qualification/Accounting degree preferable (SSC Specific)
A track record of continuous professional and management development 
Knowledge of dealing with acquisitions and disposals
4 years relevant Tax & compliance/accounting experience
Knowledge of lean, Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies preferred


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.