UK Tax Accountant (NQ or PQ) in Ipswich at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 11/12/2017

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Job Description

Job Title: UK Tax Accountant (NQ or PQ)
Location: Ipswich 
Type of hire: Permanent

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at
The Business

Corporate risk and broking
We know how companies can unlock potential through effective risk management. Our clients rely on us to craft strategies to quantify, mitigate, and transfer risk, taking advantage of our specialist industry experience and unparalleled market know-how. The result is a new way of embracing risk that drives superior results.
The Role
This role would suit a newly qualified (ACA, ACCA or CTA) tax accountant with some experience in compliance and reporting looking for a first move in-house or potentially a more experienced person who is looking for an interesting role but potentially more flexible working.

Within this role you will be part of the in-house tax team which currently consists of seven people where you will provide support mainly around UK corporate tax issues. Day to day this role reports in to a manager and is split between UK tax compliance and reporting and assisting with US GAAP reporting. As an integral part of the team you will have responsibility for ensuring the groups UK tax compliance and governance obligations are met, whilst also supporting the wider business on adhoc projects that need tax input. 
Future responsibilities after training
  • Provide support on researching and analysing tax legislation to resolve adhoc tax queries
  • Assist with tax due diligence reports on corporate transactions  
  • Preparation of the groups UK Corporation tax returns and computations
  • Assist in progressing the UK tax compliance process within set statutory deadline
  • Assist in preparing return to provision
  • Preparation of annual and quarterly tax provisions under UK GAAP/ US GAAP
  • Draft statutory tax disclosures for audit review and resolve queries that are raised
  • Preparation of group loss relief matrix
Principal Accountabilities
  • Conduct Risk: To put the interests of clients and the integrity of the market at the heart of the way you do business
  • Demonstrable experience in finance accounting or Tax would be preferable
  • Good business and commercial understanding
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • ATT, ACA, ACCA/CTA or equivalent (either full or part qualification acceptable)
  • Some experience in Corporate Tax and Tax Reporting is desired
  • Some basic understanding and application of UK GAAP (US GAAP would be an advantage but not essential) accounting fundamentals
  • Experience with OneSource or Alphatax preferable
  • Computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook etc.)
What can we offer you?

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including; a fantastic pension scheme, life insurance, medical insurance, eye care vouchers and flexible benefits including critical illness cover, dental cover, additional life assurance, childcare vouchers, retail vouchers and many other options and Corporate deals.
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.
We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.


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