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Principal Accountant (Taxation)


  • £250 - £300 per day
  • London
  • Posted: 18/02/2021
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 176TPAT

Job Details

A  Local government council based in West London is in need of a Principal Accountant (Taxation) for an initial 3-month basis working within the Corporate finance department 

Role: Principal Accountant (Taxation) 
Rate: £250-£300 per day
Duration: 12 weeks
Location: Remote working - London

Job Essence: 

The purpose of this role is to ensure the Authority’s compliance with all aspects of Indirect Taxation including VAT, Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and property and land taxes.

Job Responsibilities: 

To ensure the timely and accurate submission of statutory tax returns to HMRC;
To ensure the authority’s compliance with all aspects of indirect taxation while maximising the efficiency of the Council’s position;
To monitor relevant transactions in the Council’s ledgers and to detect and swiftly remedy any areas or transactions of concern; to continually improve controls and monitoring in this area;
To provide general training and advice on all aspects of indirect taxation to the organisation both indirectly through publication and regular maintenance of guidance and direction as required;
To provide specialist taxation advice for specific schemes and projects as necessary;
To monitor the Council’s VAT Partial Exemption position, providing periodic updates as required to HMRC and liaising with officers are required to ensure the taxation implications of the Council’s capital programme are highlighted and managed
To liaise with key stakeholders including the HMRC, the external auditor and external partners who provide financial administration support to the authority

Person Specification

Previous Experience in a similar role 
Previous experience working within the Public Sector would be advantageous 

Please note that we are looking for candidates ASAP and will be shortlisted applicants as soon as possible