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Assistant Tax Accountant

  • Job Type: Permanent


Location: Remote (GMT +1/-1))

The opportunity:

AT Global is a fast paced, rapidly growing online retailer of consumer lifestyle products. The group has seen substantial growth over the past 12 months ($40 - $100M) and this is expected to continue. To support this growth the business is looking to expand its Finance and Tax team.

The Assistant Tax Accountant will provide support to the Tax Manager on direct and indirect tax and governance compliance requirements. You will have excellent organisational skills and be a great team player, communicator, with the ability to work under pressure and self-motivate.

This is a brand new role that will develop with the business as it continues to grow and is a fantastic opportunity for a high performing and ambitious individual to make the role their own, to learn and develop tax technical skills and be involved in all aspects of the groups tax obligations across a global market environment.

If you’d like to join a company that has doubled in revenue and size each year for four years in a row, with a flat hierarchy, an idea meritocracy as their north star to make decisions and belongs to the top 10 Amazon seller companies in the world then let’s look at what we’ve achieved together a year from now.

A year after...

You are among the company’s key drivers, catalysts and superstars in helping AT Global grow to a $300-million-a-year company, selling over 200 products simultaneously and providing value to over 3 million happy customers worldwide.

Here’s what happened in your first year:

Short Term:

  • You have provided accurate and timely VAT figures to our external parties for filing.
  • You have assisted with the development and implementation of processes surrounding accounting for VAT accurately.
  • You have supported the development of the internal audit function, you are seen as an effective and trusted resource within the Finance team.
  • Draft initial responses to ad-hoc tax queries from within the business by carrying out independent technical research with the support of the Tax Manager
  • Calculate and monitor the groups effective tax rate
  • Provide support during statutory audit;
  • Draft initial responses to ad-hoc tax queries from within the business by carrying out independent technical research with the support of the Tax Manager

Medium Term:

  • Prepare EC sales list, intrastat and VAT filings for the Tax Managers review
  • Prepare first draft UK corporation tax returns for the Tax Managers review
  • Prepare tax accounting disclosures for the statutory accounts of each UK company and consolidated tax disclosure for the Tax Managers review
  • Birds of the same feather flock together. With your can-do and high-performance attitude, you have developed mutual respect and friendships among you and other team members at AT Global.
  • Because AT Global provides every team member with an environment that promotes stability as well as opportunity you have never been as engaged and fulfilled in your day-to-day work. You worked in a challenging environment that promotes stability as well as growth and opportunity.

What you’ll do:

  • Analyse monthly sales and posted VAT corrections, providing reports and information to external parties.
  • Managing uploads for Sales tax monthly ensuring we report sales accurately and timely.
  • Assisting with governance compliance including group tax strategy and tax risk register
  • Assisting with Transfer Pricing requirements such as preparing and maintaining UK Local File, Group Master File and transfer pricing policy design and implementation where required
  • Assisting with the preparation of R&D technical reports and claim calculations for submission to HMRC
  • Supporting statutory obligations - VAT/PAYE/PSA/P11D - preparation and submission of returns alongside Tax Manager.
  • Supporting AP Supervisor and drive process improvement.
  • Helping prepare the annual financial statements and providing financial information into external providers of tax and accountancy services where applicable.
  • Other Ad hoc duties as required and as defined together with the Tax Manager and Finance Director.


  • AAT or ATT part qualified or full qualification, with a desire to undertake further studies (ACA, ACCA or CTA).
  • You have 2+ years experience in a small to medium sized accountancy practice;
    • Audit, tax computation and tax disclosure preparation, consolidation,
    • Communicating with HMRC, VAT return preparation,
    • Knowledge/awareness of EU vat requirements (distance selling/EC sales lists)
    • Knowledge or awareness of governance issues, transfer pricing or US sales tax would be preferable (but is not essential)
  • You are able to work autonomously conducting initial research on technical issues as well as part of a team.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, are articulate and can make key points clearly and succinctly using a variety of communication methods (reports, presentations, workshops).
  • You are commercially aware with an entrepreneurial mindset and "can do" attitude.
  • Experience working in a fast growth start-up or scale-up is extremely advantageous
  • A thorough understanding of cross cultural communications.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing competing priorities and are driven to get the job done!

Role Competencies:

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical
  • Commercially driven
  • Process management


  • A supportive, diverse and global team with a brilliant culture.
  • A flexible (remote) working environment
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Great opportunities to make the role your own and get involved with exciting projects.
  • Job Type: Permanent

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Milton Keynes, England, Milton Keynes, MK9, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  19001267
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  27/01/2021, 02:57
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