Treasury & Tax Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: South West

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 25/10/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £35,745 - £38,890 per annum


Despite the challenges facing local government, Bristol City Council are playing a leading role in driving a city of hope and aspiration, where everyone can share in its success.

In achieving this vision, Bristol are working with partners to empower communities and individuals, improve economic and social equality, and create healthier and more resilient communities where life expectancy is not determined by wealth or background. The Council delivers a diverse range of services, and have an ambitious capital and investment programmes for the city, and to support people who live, visit, and work in Bristol.

To support this and deliver on key strategic objectives, Bristol are recruiting a number of Finance positions, including a Treasury & Tax Accountant. Reporting to and working closely with the Finance Manager, the Treasury & Tax Accountant will play a key role in provision of specialist advice and guidance for the Council’s financial planning. Key responsibilities include;


  • Taking a proactive approach in managing and delivering tax and treasury accounting services
  • Ensuring the Council’s compliance with tax rules, primarily VAT and IR35, whilst reviewing existing processes and driving improvements
  • Providing key support and advice to the Council’s Capital and Treasury functions
  • Building strong working relationships with key stakeholders to identify opportunities for business improvements and efficiencies
  • Ensuring a culture of continuous improvement looking to constantly adding value and inspire success

To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified finance professional (or Finalist) with a demonstrable working knowledge of tax. Experience working in capital and treasury function is desirable. You will have an investigative mindset and strong communication skills, and the ability to liaise with external auditors and HMRC on complex tax issues.

For more information on the roles available and Bristol City Council including their values, as well as the recruitment process please refer to or contact Matthew Swindell on 07921 337926 or Will Ryan on 07789 871864 for a confidential conversation.

Bristol City Council go that extra mile for their people; they offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

These roles are able to work remotely for the majority of the time, with occasional trips to the office. These are anticipated to be around once a month or less. Any journeys to the office would be at the employees own expense. Part-time working arrangements can also be accommodated with these roles.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

*ability to work remotely for the majority of the time, with occasional trips to the office

Closing date: 27th September, 2021

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