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Tax Assistant

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
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Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 25 August 2017

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In a nutshell

As an integral part of the team you'll have responsibility for ensuring the groups many tax compliance and governance obligations (UK and overseas) are met, whilst also supporting the wider business on adhoc projects that need tax input. Within this role you'll be part of the in-house tax team which currently consists of six people where you will provide support across a range of taxes including corporate, VAT and employment taxes.

Day to day

Assisting with the preparation and completion of a variety of tax returns and forms which cover approximately 15 UK companies and our various overseas branches.
Involved with assisting the preparation of the summary tax calculations that need to be presented in our audited financial statements and you will also work on the detailed tax computations that are filed annually.
Collate the data necessary to complete a variety of employment tax related forms such as P11ds and the PAYE settlement agreement.
Liaise closely with colleagues in other departments such as Accounting, Human Resources and Reward to obtain the information needed.
Virgin Atlantic files a variety of indirect tax returns such as VAT returns and Air Passenger Duty returns and from time to time you may be required to assist with these forms which are filed on a monthly basis.
Assisting the team on adhoc projects - examples of recent projects include R&D tax relief, researching and advising the business of changes necessary where countries we operate in are setting up new indirect tax regimes and of efficient ways to finance the acquisition of large assets such new aircraft.
Regarding the practicalities of the UK leaving the EU, there is certain to be challenging and interesting work leading from this which you would also need to get involved in.
The in-house tax team work very closely with all areas of the business and a key part of being successful in this role will be the ability to work well with others who are not tax specialists and to be able to explain clearly why certain information is needed in a way that encourages our colleagues in other departments to want to engage with us.

About you

Were looking for a graduate with a relevant degree (or equivalent) who is interested in specialising in tax. You'll have the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing and be able to multi-task, manage your own workload and be able to prioritise your work.
This role would be ideal for someone looking for their first industry role, who is interested in gaining knowledge in a wide variety of taxes from a team of friendly and experienced professionals. If you think you have the personal attributes that we need then wed love to hear from you!
Please note - If you are interested in continuing your studies, Virgin Atlantic does have a study support policy available. Your suitability to participate in this is based on meeting minimum performance criteria and is upon agreement with your manager.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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