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Principal Accountant (TAX)

  • £225 - £250 per day
  • London
  • Posted: 30/03/2021
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: TAX Accountant

Job Details

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

A  Local government council based in West London is in need of a Principal Accountant (Taxation) working within the Corporate finance department 

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.


  • 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


  • Previous Experience in a similar role 
  • Experience working within the Public Sector
  • Specialist taxation advice
  • Management of stakeholders including the HMRC, external auditors and external partners
  • Tax Accountant

Please note that we are looking for candidates ASAP

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