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Tax Accountant - Direct

Department:  Finance
City:  Leeds
Location:  GB
INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.

JOB PURPOSE

This role has been created in the Leeds COE to support the management of tax compliance globally. The purpose of the role is to assist in the analysis and preparation of tax reporting, provisions, tax returns and tax compliance generally including management of third party service providers. The role will report to the Senior Manager, Global Tax Operations and may assist other members of the Global Tax Team. The person will also work closely with the Transfer Pricing Documentation Team. 

This role provides the opportunity to proactively work with numerous departments globally including but not limited to BBS Finance teams, Group Finance, HR, Legal, Business Intelligence and various business teams as well as external stakeholders including HMRC.  
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Supporting preparation of tax provisions, tax returns and overall tax compliance processes. Assist in preparation of the consolidation, analysis and year end/interim tax disclosures for Group reporting
•    Monitoring the Group’s outsourced global corporation tax return compliance cycle ensuring all returns are filed on a timely basis
•    Review of the tax instalments for the overseas group entities, prepared by outsource service provider. Engagement with outsourcer and the BBS Finance team to ensure tax payments are made on timely basis
•    Preparation of the UK tax provision for Group year end, interim reporting and UK statutory accounts tax disclosures, along with UK quarterly tax payments on account
•    Support the Senior Manager with preparation of the UK head office tax returns (UK head office tax returns are the only tax returns prepared in house)
•    Provide technical assistance to BBS Finance, Group Finance and Commercial Finance teams with the review of tax disclosures within local statutory accounts of the Group entities. Liaise with the local auditors as required
•    Partner with local Commercial Finance teams to provide assistance to preparation of year end and interim tax provisions, and review of all Group tax submissions
•    Partnering with transfer pricing colleagues to ensure all intercompany transactions are priced accordingly in statutory accounts and tax returns
•    Assist to identify new opportunities to standardize and/or prepare tax returns in a more effective and efficient manner 
•    Assist with explanations for external auditors relating to tax provisions
•    Provide support to the wider tax team on group projects as required.
 

PERSONAL PROFILE

•    Part qualified (ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) 
•    Strong MS Excel skills (including Pivots, VLookups, Macros)
•    Good SAP skills
•    Proven accountancy and tax compliance experience
•    Ability to work to tight deadlines
•    Experience of a “dynamic” and fast paced business environment
•    Experience dealing with multi-national companies and cross-border transactions is very helpful
•    Some knowledge of transfer pricing concepts
•    Experience with Statutory Accounts and Local GAAP adjustments
•    Capable of analysing relevant information, identifying key issues and communicating findings clearly
•    Excellent communication and teamwork skills 
•    Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
•    Resilient, self-motivated & positive. 
•    Independent worker with a proactive approach to problem solving under the direction of the Senior Manager