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Corporate Tax Advisor - 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 by CMS

Not Specified United Kingdom
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
CMS are looking for a Corporate Tax Advisor to be responsible for the corporate tax affairs of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP ("CMNO LLP"). About the role The role includes both tax planning and ensuring compliance with tax requirements across the Group's offices based in the UK, Central Eastern Europe and certain other global locations. This role will mainly work with the Head of Group Tax and Partnership, the Financial Accounting team, as well as the Payroll team and Practice Groups around the firm. General Responsibilities * Responsible for UK tax compliance of CMNO LLP, including Corporate Tax, VAT, PAYE and the annual settlement agreement * Input into employer/employee tax compliance issues relating to staff moving between UK and international offices of CMNO LLP and CMS member firms * To be aware of and responsive to risk management issues (conflicts, client checks, money laundering, establishing terms and conditions) * To display good working knowledge of pricing/profitability issues and well aware of the financial strategies and targets of CMNO LLP * Tax reconciliation calculations for CMNO LLP and its overseas entities as well as calculating any tax charges or deferred tax assets to be included in the LLP accounts as appropriate * Dealing with ad-hoc tax queries received from all CMNO LLP entities around the world. * Working on tax projects as they arise Corporate Taxes * Preparing the annual CT computation for the service company and any other UK corporate entities and submitting as iXBRL for efiling * Agreeing with the auditors the corporate tax disclosures to be included in the annual consolidated LLP accounts * Submitting the CT computations and CT return to HMRC and dealing with any enquiries or other notices * Annual PAYE matters such as the PAYE Settlement Agreement * Assisting with any queries arising from PAYE audits Partnership computations * Preparing the CMS Cameron McKenna LLP tax computation and the allocation of tax-adjusted profits as between the partners * Providing the Partnership Tax team with taxable profit figures for inclusion in individual partner returns and for calculating the individual tax provisions * Agreeing with Partnership Tax team and the auditors, the UK partners' tax annual provisions and the associated disclosures to be included in the LLP accounts * Submitting the LLP's annual tax return and computations to HMRC and dealing with the firm's Client Relationship Manager in relation to any risk assessments or enquiries * Working with the Finance team with respect to accounts preparation and disclosures with potential tax impact as well as cash flow forecasting for tax payment outflows VAT * Preparing and reviewing the quarterly VAT returns * Dealing with day-to-day VAT compliance issues and ledger posting enquiries * Dealing with VAT planning issues and queries arising from HMRC inspections * Advise management on impact of legislation or case law changes affecting VAT matters of the firm * Liaising with CEE Finance teams regarding international planning for VAT and the equivalent overseas charge * Ensuring inter-office billing is in line with firm compliance requirements About you Detailed knowledge and experience of the UK tax system is required International tax experience desired but not essential Qualified Chartered Tax Adviser or Accountant with relevant years of experience Proficient in MS Office applications (minimum of Excel and Word) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels Confident professional manner Strong analytical skills Demonstrates a high level of (legal and) technical knowledge and expertise; together with expanding peripheral knowledge and expertise Grasps, retains and analyses complex information and concepts; great attention to detail Ability to show initiative and good judgment, functioning well under pressure, able to switch gears on a moment's notice and ability to concentrate in an environment of multiple demands and distractions Ability to handle multiple priorities and perform accurately under time pressures and constraints Plans, organises and prioritises very well; works to given timeframes; responds promptly to administrative tasks Identifies issues, risks and conflicts at an early stage, seeking assistance as necessary About us CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards. CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 40+ countries from 74 offices worldwide. A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent. Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics"). For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click view the diversity pages on our website. How to apply If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Natalie Koenig, Recruitment Manager. Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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