Group Tax Accountant

Posted 15 April by Abcam plc
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Location: Cambridge, UK

Reports to: Global Head of Tax (UK)


We are an AIM listed UK headed company looking for a talented and experienced Group tax Accountant who will support the Global Head of Tax in managing the group’s global tax affairs.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare the EMEA corporate tax returns and relevant claims and elections, ensuring timely submission within statutory deadlines.
  • Prepare the UK tax provision calculation for interim and year end reporting purposes ensuring that the Global Head of Tax is aware of any significant issues.
  • Prepare the global tax consolidation under IFRS at interim and year end by managing, consolidating and, for certain entities, reviewing the local inputs/requirements.
  • Review the transaction level data in relevant tax sensitive General Ledger codes for both corporation tax and PAYE Settlement Agreement purposes for the UK/EMEA entities.
  • Prepare the annual UK tax documentation e.g. R&D claim, CFC analysis, interest analysis.
  • Prepare annual transfer pricing reports for review by the Global Head of Tax using the Thomson Reuters software.
  • Prepare the quarterly instalment payment calculations in the UK.
  • Support the Global Head of Tax in establishing appropriate systems or processes to highlight and manage tax risks, providing input into the set-up of the new ERP system.
  • Ensure all global tax process notes are up-to-date, getting local input as required.
  • Manage the global Monthly tax accrual booking process for management accounting purposes.
  • Calculate and manage the global quarterly transfer pricing adjustments.
  • Work with external tax advisers where relevant ensuring spend is first approved by the Global Head of Tax.
  • Manage the global compliance deadlines, relying on local representatives where possible but in sourcing as much as possible into the UK tax team.
  • Ad-hoc opportunities to support project work e.g. acquisitions, disposals, VAT, Customs, payroll taxes, tax legislation changes, debt capacity etc.
  • Foster close working relationships with finance contacts supporting the legal entities (excluding the US where the liaison will be with the US Tax team

Summary of job requirements


  • Qualified accountant (ACA).
  • Minimum 3 years’ tax experience in practise or industry (International or UK).
  • Strong analytical and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Mature, proactive, resourceful and hands-on with the ability to take initiative but common sense not to make unilateral decisions on significant matters.
  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision but also works well in cross functional teams.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with ability to work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Proficient and comfortable with IT - excellent Excel skills.


  • Tax qualification (CTA or equivalent).
  • Indirect tax experience.
  • Industry experience.
  • Knowledge of International taxation laws and regulations is advantageous.
  • Previous experience of accounting under IFRS.
  • ERP implementation experience or previous use of Oracle.
  • Experience with using Thomson Reuters software e.g ONESOURCE.

About us:

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.

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