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Employment Tax Specialist

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00631742

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- Job description

Role: Employment Tax Specialist
Location: London
Salary: £42,000 - £50,000 + excellent benefits
 
  
 
Introduction:
 
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
 
Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.
 
Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference
 
 
 

JOB PURPOSE

 
To assist and deputise for the Employment Tax Manager in ensuring Accenture’s compliance with UK/Ireland employment tax legislation.
 

SCOPE

 
The Specialist will work as part of the Employment Tax Team reviewing expenses and invoices for tax compliance purposes. They will provide advice & support to the UK/I business. 
The role offers great scope for expansion & diversity, with process & efficiency improvements allowing time to explore & influence other related aspects including, but not limited to, policy issues, expenses management & project financial planning.
The specialist will work closely with the Employment Tax manager on a variety of standalone projects.
 

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

 
PSA 50%
Annual PSA process including:
  • Tax review of employee expenses and accounts payable invoices on a monthly basis.
  • Identifying “24 month” taxable employees 
Whilst the role is diverse the primary responsibility is the collation of the annual PAYE Settlement Agreement (“PSA”) computation. This involves, with the support of a dedicated tax team in Dublin, a monthly review of:
  • 20.000 + invoices
  • 80,000 + lines of employee expenses
to ensure compliance with HMRC rules.
As well as determining the correct treatment of travel & other expenses it is expected that the specialist will be able to identify key issues, be they tax or process related, and suggest, design & implement appropriate solutions, alongside the Employment Tax manager & the Dublin tax team.
 
A major part of the invoice review requires the analysis of corporate events provided through a preferred supplier. This requires liaison with internal event organisers, including the planning of tax efficient events.
 
PSA Software
We are in the process of moving from an Excel based process to a bespoke software solution & the successful candidate will play a key role in the transition work, including help fine tuning & testing the new system.
 
24 month.
A major sub-set of the PSA process is the management of the “24 month” issue. This involves analysing employee location data to establish taxable individuals, maintaining a database of taxable/potentially taxable employees and liaison with client project teams to discuss individual cases & the impact on costs.
 
P11D 5%
The specialist will be responsible for maintaining P11D database, liaising with benefit providers and end of year reporting
 
Relocation 5%
The specialist will also be responsible for relocation payments, both domestic & internationally into the UK, ensuring the correct tax treatment of each payment & ownership of the payment database/process.
Advise on tax efficient structuring or relocation packages.
 
Termination Payments 5%
Alongside the Employment Tax manager the specialist will be responsible for the (tax) sign off of termination payments, which often involves discussion with HR/legal on tax treatments.
 
Ventures & Acquisitions 15%
To assist the Employment Tax manager with the efficient and effective transition of new businesses into Accenture.
 
Advisory/Project based work 15%
To assist the manager with ad hoc project advisory work
 
Training 5%
Requirement to write & delivery occasional training sessions on employment tax issues.
 
Key Relationships
The role will require liaison with various internal/external groups including:
 
Internal
External
Payroll
Tax Advisors
Field & central HR
Employment Lawyers
ABS Dublin Tax Team
Benefit Providers
Finance
Banks Sadler (Corporate Events)
People Mobility (cross border)
Accommodation Providers
Reward
 
Country Controllership
 
Client Financial Management
 
Corporate Tax
 
VAT
 
Legal
 
Skills Requirements
 
Required
  • Good knowledge of UK employment tax legislation (ITEPA 2003).
  • Experience in employment tax compliance and reporting
  • Ability to interpret, analyse & apply existing and new tax legislation and apply it in a practical & pragmatic way.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, in particular Excel, and, ideally Access.
  • Self-motivated
  • Inquisitive nature.
  • Ability to identify problems and produce fully formed solutions.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Good written & oral communication skills.
 
Preferred
 
  • Knowledge of Irish employment tax rules
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience of share scheme reporting
  • Experience of cross border tax issues
 
 
What’s in it for you?
 
All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
 
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
 
What are the next steps?
 
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
 
If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.
 
 
About Accenture
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity
 
Closing Date for Applications 19/10/2018
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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