Tax Accountant - Weybourne Ltd

Up to £45,000 + Bonus

Malmesbury, United Kingdom

Description

The family office (“FO”) supports the three generations of the family, their philanthropic activities and business interests, all of which need tax compliance support and advice.  Thanks to the scale and range of the family’s interests, the work on offer is exciting and varies from day to day.

The successful candidate for this role will work as a part of a tax team of four to help the family manage its tax compliance obligations and to provide advice across a wide range of taxes.  Both in terms of compliance and advice, the work involves dealing with complex and often unusual technical elements.  The range of work is exceptional for a job at this level.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have passed the CTA taxation exams in the past couple of years and will ideally also have a professional accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

Market Overview

Established in 2013, Weybourne is the family office for a single affluent family. Weybourne manages investments and provides financial and other professional support to the family, their Estates, their philanthropic activities and their business interests. The business interests cover a wide range of sectors, including farming, aviation and retail. We currently have a team of around 50 employees, whose roles cover accountancy and financial control, tax and treasury, property and investment management, security, risk, IT, systems and HR.

Function Overview

We are based in Malmesbury (in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside) and our site includes a sports Centre and gym, coffee bars, cafés, and plenty of free parking. Staff perks include generous staff discounts on a range of household appliances.

The family office (“FO”) supports the three generations of the family, their philanthropic activities and business interests, all of which require tax compliance support and advice. Thanks to the scale and range of the family’s interests, the work on offer is exciting and varies from day to day.  The range of interesting and complex work is exceptional for a job at this level.

With an eye on the future, we work with a strong collective purpose to offer considered and practical advice to the family and their businesses. Acting in the family’s best interest is, at all times, our primary focus. We are agile and nimble; we solve problems. Embracing a challenge is part of everyday life at Weybourne, and we are always up for a challenge! Innovation, courage of convictions and the drive to push new ideas through are qualities essential across all of our team.

Accountabilities

  • Preparing the FO personal, partnership and corporation tax returns and associated work such as Country by Country Reporting and corporate interest restriction calculations
  • Preparing, reviewing and managing the tax compliance across a wide range of additional taxes including employment taxes, indirect taxes, CIS, Intrastat and capital taxes
  • Assisting with the management and statutory accounts tax reporting
  • Assisting in the preparation of corporation tax Quarterly Instalment Payment calculations and arranging for payments to be made to HMRC
  • Helping to maintain good relationships with other teams, third party advisers and with HMRC
  • Providing support for the corporate Senior Accounting Officer certification

Skills

Technical:
  • It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have become CTA-qualified in the past couple of years.  Ideally, they will also have a professional accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • A candidate is more likely to be considered for the role if they have experience in dealing with a range of taxes, and are able to demonstrate a good technical knowledge.

Behavioural:
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate the Weybourne Values; loyalty, flexibility, integrity, initiative and courage
  • They should be willing and able to adapt quickly to new and unfamiliar challenges, and able to juggle projects simultaneously, delivering on time
  • They should be effective and diplomatic in dealing with colleagues and with third party advisors
  • They should be able to understand complex issues and convey the impact to a lay audience

Benefits Overview

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Posted: 30-Nov-2017