HEO Taxation Specialist
London - 33,000 - 40,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 29 December 2017

This is a truly exciting time to join a high-profile UK Government Department. BEIS is now responsible for: developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business; ensuring the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation as well as tackling climate change.

BEIS is required to account to HMRC for a number of direct and indirect taxes, of which VAT and the PAYE taxes are the most important. The Taxation Specialist will support the Senior Taxation Specialist in providing advice across the department, ensuring that taxation policies are observed and that the Department’s tax returns are accurate and free from errors.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Engage with the Department’s shared service providers to maintain the accuracy and integrity of its taxation records;
  • Engage effectively with the rest of the Finance, the Core Department and external partner organisations.
  • Maintain the Tax Knowledge & Information Management (KIM) systems for BEIS.
  • Update / maintain the Tax Risk Register;
  • Assist with Departmental tax queries (Direct tax / Indirect tax);
  • Assist with Tax compliance reviews;

 Requirements:

  • To be a Full/Part qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIPFA or CIMA) or Full/Part qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation or have HMRC qualifications in employment compliance, CT or VAT.
  • Engage with the Department’s shared service providers to maintain the accuracy and integrity of its taxation records;
  • Engage effectively with the rest of the Finance, the Core Department and external partner organisations.
  • Maintain the Tax Knowledge & Information Management (KIM) systems for BEIS. • Update / maintain the Tax Risk Register;
  • Assist with Departmental tax queries (Direct tax / Indirect tax);
  • Assist with Tax compliance reviews;
  • Liaise with Tax Centre of Excellence as appropriate.
  • Assist with support implementation of GIAA / NAO audit points;
  • Take responsibility for BEIS Arm’s Length Bodies’ tax issues 

Benefits:

  • HEO Grade salary - £31,000 - £35,628 + accountancy allowance (if qualified)
  • Civil Service Pension scheme
  • 25 days leave increasing by one day every year to a maximum of 30 days + queen’s birthday off
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent progression opportunities within BEIS & Civil Service

We are currently recruiting 10 finance roles at BEIS so please do get in touch if you are interested – BEIS@allenlane.co.uk

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