Tax Accountant

Team Finance

Location Holborn Office

County Central London

Ref # 14966

Closing Date 28-Aug-2022

Are you a qualified Tax Accountant with an amazing eye for detail? Do you have VAT experience? Could you identify tax processes where automation can be applied? If yes, then we may have the role for you! If yes, then we may have the role for you!  

As a Tax Accountant, you will be responsible for supporting the Tax Manager and the Head of Tax with all aspects of the Bank’s tax work.

Depending on the team, most of our roles offer flexible working.  

So what would you be doing?...

•Preparing quarterly Group VAT returns 
•Support with annual Corporation Tax return and R&D analysis
•Preparing the annual PAYE settlement agreement (PSA) for all entities 
•Prepare periodic transfer pricing calculations and accounting entries
•Prepare / review various tax accounting journals and tax balance sheet reconciliations
•Collaborating with the tax team on tax automation, maintaining robust financial controls and standard operating procedures across the bank
•Develop and motivate more junior colleagues within the team
•Providing ad hoc tax advice across the bank as required 

You need to be this kind of person…

•Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers
•Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment
•Prepared to stick at something - we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job as we want people who are prepared to learn and grow
•Care about doing a great job and exceeding expectations with the quality of what you do

And... we are a bank so risk is a part of everything we do. We love people who take responsibility, do the right thing for customers, colleagues and Metro Bank and have the courage to call out any concerns.

We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...

•We believe in “one in, one up” at Metro Bank, growing our own and promoting from within. That is   why we are looking for YOU! An AMAZEING colleague to move into this FANtastic new role!
•Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders
•To be successful in this role you will need to be a fully qualified professional (CTA, ACA, ACCA) with a minimum of 3 years of related professional experience
•Naturally, you will have a solid understanding of VAT 
•In order to hit the ground running, knowledge of direct taxes including current and deferred tax accounting principles would be desirable 
•It would be great if you have worked in a tax advisory firm or financial services company 
•It is key, you are an advanced user of Microsoft Excel 
•Excellent communication skills, analytical mind-set and a collaborative approach.
•Understand the risks associated with your job and what that means for you, Metro Bank and all our stakeholders
•Naturally, you will have strong organisational skills and attend to every detail

Important Footnote Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates.. Good luck!


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