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Tax Accountant

Salary Details:
Competitive + benefits
Advertising End Date:
22 Apr 2019
About The Role
The key purpose of this Tax Accountant role is to manage tax matters to ensure the Company is fully tax compliant and benefits from an optimised effective tax rate. You will develop and maintain a good relationship with HMRC, external tax advisors and other stakeholders inside and out of the organisation.


What will you be doing

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide general tax advice including, accounting & restructuring
  • Keeping up to date with technical legislation, attend any training/courses/conferences/webinars
  • Make any Quarterly Instalment Payments for UK Corporation Tax
  • Understand and advice the business on group and consortium relief
  • Review UK VAT Returns on quarterly basis
  • Review and monitor VAT Monthly payments on account for UK and Balancing payments for all VAT Returns
  • Ensure the making tax digital requirements are rolled out and reporting is accurate
  • Prepare all the tax packs for the year end accounts
  • Review R&D tax claims
  • Ensure systems are fit for purpose on CiS reporting
  • Ensure IR35 is reviewed by HR regularly
  • Manage and maintain all the SAO testing for annual approval
  • Ensure the business is compliant for the CFA (CCO regulation)
  • Liaise with HMRC as required
  • Reconciliation of the tax accounts in the General Ledger
  • To develop effective and efficient tax processes and controls, with appropriate process documentation
About You
What will you bring…

Knowledge, skill and experience

  • Qualified Tax Accountant
  • Proven experience of a similar role, priority will be given to VAT experience
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Excel modelling and formulae.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to challenge
  • Excellent communication skills in order to interact between Group Finance and other key stakeholders and teams throughout the business and externally
  • Self-motivated and self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Strong working ethics and be dynamic and enthusiastic to strive for highest levels of accuracy
About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.