Tax Specialist

Posted 3 days ago by Reed Featured
Who are Reed Specialist Recruitment?

Reed Specialist Recruitment (RSR) is the largest part of the Reed Global Group (, which also includes Europe’s biggest jobsite - ; one of the world’s leading Welfare To Work providers - Reed In Partnership; and the UK’s leading training provider - Reed Learning.
We have been operating since 1960 when Sir Alec Reed first set us up and he has now handed over the reins to his son James Reed, so we are still a family run business to this day. Not bad for a company that has more than 3,000 permanent employees working across 461 business units in 133 locations worldwide, including Europe and Asia Pacific!

Job title: Tax Specialist
Company: Reed Specialist Recruitment
Salary: from £40,000 upwards dependant on experience
Based: Raynes Park, London
Contract: Permanent and full time

What is this role?

Reed Specialist Recruitment are looking for an ambitious Tax Specialist to join its established Tax Team. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the tax compliance, financial dynamics and business strategy of the entire REED group and to have an impact on these different business areas.

Among other companies the Reed Group includes Reed Specialist Recruitment, Reed Online and Reed in Partnership, and the Tax Specialist will gain exposure to both financial and commercial issues to help develop expertise in these areas.

Your role will involve the preparation, review and filing of tax returns for the whole Reed Group. You will also be researching technical tax issues, analysing financial data and accounting records and report/policy writing to facilitate compliance with guidelines set out by HMRC. You will be liaising with a variety of people both internally and externally to provide tax advice on proposed and continuing activities.

What can REED offer you?

We offer a variety of other company benefits such as 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, the chance to buy, sell and carry over holiday, paid sabbaticals after every 5 years of service, long standing service awards, a discount scheme, pension, season ticket loans, access to health insurance, free eye tests, personal development schemes, paid rewards for innovative ideas and much more.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who holds an ACA, CTA or ACCA qualification or a relevant tax qualification. You will also have experience of working either in tax practice or providing in house tax advice to industry. Experience of UK (and ideally international) accounting regimes is also required. You will need to be IT literate and ideally have experience of Alphatax and Alphatag. Technical knowledge such as tax legislation/guidance, tax systems and processes is also important.

We are looking for someone who is pro-active in nature, an enthusiastic team player, who is also able to work independently, using their own initiative to undertake independent research into technical tax issues. You will be a confident communicator who can effectively build relationships with the wider REED group to collate relevant information and deal with queries in an effective and professional manner. Excellent written communication skills are also essential as this role will involve documentation of findings and report/policy writing.

All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed Specialist Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Application questions

Do you hold an ACA, CTA or ACCA qualification or a relevant tax qualification?
Do you have experience in tax practice or providing in house tax advice to industry?
Do you have knowledge of tax legislation/guidance, tax systems and processes?
o you have experience of Alphatax and Alphatag?

Reference: 34072477

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