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Assistant Tax Accountant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We partner with our Network Rail routes and regions, delivering critical services and essential equipment to help get passengers and good to where they need to be. To find out more watch our video.

About Shared Services

Our Shared Services team deliver specialist processes that have a direct impact on the performance of Network Rail, our customers and suppliers. These services include payroll, accounts, finance, controls and compliance, reporting, recruitment and helpdesk support.

 

What will you be doing?

The Accounting team within Shared Services prepare VAT returns during each period. They also prepare monthly CIS returns (construction industry scheme) balance sheets, account reconciliations and process write offs. The team also prepare period end JOURNALs and postings. Other activities the team get involved in include, advising on VAT queries, supporting the senior accounting office review and supporting year-end audits.

Main Responsibility

  1. Responsible for providing financial accounting support in the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and reallocation of costs.
  2. Support in the delivery of the monthly Vat submission certifying errors are minimised and service level agreements are met.
  3. Track performance metrics to identify performance issues and drive out process defects.
  4. Support the Senior Accounting Office process consider historical feedback, embed lessons learnt.  
  5. Responsible for the submission of taxation returns and related information to Network Rail Group taxation department or external agencies.
  6. Establish and maintain control procedures in relation to Corporation Tax, VAT and construction industry scheme (CIS) and other direct and indirect taxes within Oracle Projects.
  7. Operate within the pre-agreed accounting control framework, demonstrate a control mind set. Continually review the local framework for adherence, where gaps are identified take personal ownership to define, socialise and embed improvements. Work with all parties to reduce risk and the cost of control.
  8. Develop / continually improve relations with key stakeholders, play your part in embedding a customer centric culture where all team members consider the impact on customers and their future requirements.
  9. Support the Network Rail better day every day initiative by highlighting areas of potential improvement at the daily / weekly focus groups.  
  10. To pro-actively develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders to deliver a continuing professional service.
  11. Play your part in adopting an inclusive culture where individuals can be themselves and are free to challenge existing process without discouragement. Work with others to support a culture of operational responsibility where individuals take personal ownership for delivery.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Full / part membership of a professional body (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Exceptional customer focus/engagement/stakeholder management skills
  • Proven influencing, networking and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent analytical and accounting skills
  • Excellent communication skills

What could set you apart

  • Full / part membership of a professional body (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Exceptional customer focus/engagement/stakeholder management skills
  • Proven influencing, networking and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent analytical and accounting skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Package Description

Role Title: Assistant Tax Accountant

Salary range: £25,000 per annum

Contract Type: 6 month Fixed term contract 

Location: Square One | 4 Travis Street | Manchester M1 2NY

 

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more.

Closing date: 24/06/2022

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak the Resourcing Team please contact: reiss.dehan@networkrail.co.uk

About the Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions.

 

Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority. 

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users.

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information

 

 

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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