Tax Manager


Hamilton Woods Associates are currently recruiting for one of their American-owned clients who are looking for a Tax Manager on a FTC basis, covering maternity leave.

Reporting to the Manager Tax EMEA and matrix to the Controller UK, Ireland and Nordics, the Tax Manager UK, Ireland and Nordics is responsible for all tax (accounting) related matters specific to UK, Ireland and Nordics. In addition, the person is responsible for SOX compliance, will assist in the management of the Defined Benefits pension scheme and will assist the Controlling team on ad hoc projects. The position interacts internally with various departments and externally with auditors and advisors.


  • Ensure that all taxes for the UK, Irish and Nordics companies are properly calculated, accounted and disclosed in accordance with US GAAP, SEC and local GAAP rules. Ensure that adequate Sox and other controls are implemented in this respect.
  • Prepare all monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting packages and other tax reporting for the UK, Irish and Nordics companies.
  • Ensure the monthly forecasts / annual Operating Plan reflect the proper amount of future tax expense & cash out for the UK, Irish and Nordics companies.
  • Monthly prepare and provide information to allow EY to prepare the monthly UK VAT returns, review the draft VAT returns and reconciliation of the filed VAT returns to the VAT accounts.
  • Work on PAYE accrual/payment, PAYE settlement agreement, Taxed Award Scheme, Pension contribution reconciliation
  • Support the Controller UK, Ireland and Nordics in the statutory audit process with respect to all tax matters.


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting (tax) is required; a CPA, another recognized accounting qualification or other advanced degree is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years of tax experience, with at least 2 year relevant local & US GAAP tax accounting experience.
  • Big four and/or US multinational company experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, local GAAP and local tax legislation.
  • Strong research skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.

If you would like to apply for the Tax Manager position, please get in contact with your CV and current package details to

VAT Accountant

VAT Accountant
Up to £57,000 p/a + Bonus + Pension
Full time, Permanent
West Midlands (Hybrid)

Hamilton Woods Associates are working with an exclusive client based in the West Midlands that are expanding within their broad finance team. The VAT Accountant works across multiple disciplines and functions due to the nature of this multi-faceted business.

This role will manage the VAT return submissions and reconciliations for the team and will have overall responsibility for the timely submission of circa 21 legal entities VAT returns (including corresponding payments to local authorities), completion of tax returns and payments as well as the related balance sheet account reconciliations for VAT and Tax, intrastats reporting and other regulatory reporting required locally. The role will manage through the team related queries associated with the above responsibilities and act as a key contact between the business and external authorities and auditors to resolve queries and issues. As such, the role will need to be customer focused and will need to drive efficiency and quality improvements to ensure operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Managing circa 21 entity VAT returns (including monthly, quarterly, bi-monthly and one annual), including 15 AIG returns, and corresponding preparation of paperwork for payment
  • Managing the preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Managing intrastats reporting and other regulatory reporting
  • Key point of contact between the business and local authorities – manage the relationship with tax team.
  • Managing the relationship with external auditors
  • Introduction of common processes, to drive efficiency and quality improvements within team.
  • Involvement in other adhoc projects as and when required.

Skills/Qualifications required:

  • A relevant professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA).
  • Provide examples of multi-national VAT preparation & review
  • Intrastat reporting experience
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of VAT advise to other European countries.

If you would like to apply for this VAT Accountant role, please get in contact with your CV attached to