Robert Half Finance and Accounting are working closely with a top 20 Legal firm who are looking for a tax accountant on a 12 month basis.
- Preparing the taxable profit allocation schedules for the partner's UK tax filings, tax calculations and estimates of payments.
- Liaising with external advisers and HMRC, in order to provide information for inclusion on personal tax returns and dealing with partner queries.
- Responsible for the UK composite tax return filing for non-UK resident partners (and individual returns where required) including coordination of tax payments and liaising with HMRC to manage tax liabilities and payments.
- Discussing with individual partners their UK tax affairs.
- Liaising with partners' pension advisers, including (where relevant) the provision of partner earnings to gain optimal relief.
- Involvement in annual budgeting process including tax payment cash flow calculations.
- Involvement in year end work processes, including the calculation of the UK tax reserve figures and the UK tax reliefs.
- Ongoing management of the partners' UK tax reserves including allocation of payments, reconciliation and subsequent clear-out.
- Preparation of the annual PAYE Settlement Agreement
- Preparation and review of the finance related aspects of partner contracts including expatriate assignments and re locations, new partners (including lateral hires) and retiring partners.
- Responsible for the process for retiring partners including the preparation of retirement calculations, retired partner cash flow projections and managing exit payments including the associated bookkeeping.
- Involvement in other ad hoc projects as necessary.
- Enthusiastic, pro-active, persistent, robust, commitment to "getting the job done".
- Excellent bookkeeping skills.
- Able to work effectively using own initiative and as part of a team and contribute to the development of more junior staff.
- Strong numeracy and IT skills, including knowledge of Windows, Excel, and Word and the ability to adapt to using unfamiliar software packages. Particular emphasis is placed on experience of Excel.
- Strong time management skills - ability to multi-task, prioritise, manage and critically review large volumes of data.
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Proven ability to provide a high level of 'client service'.
Salary & Benefits
The role will intially be 12 months and pay up to £55K
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