ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to corporates, central banks and financial institutions. We are pioneers and visionary innovators of automation technology. Our mission is to simplify complex processes, streamline businesses and give a competitive advantage to our customers. Our products help leading organisations around the world do more, in a better and simpler way than ever before.
We have 7,500 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, but we’re only getting started. As the leading consolidator in our space, we have been acquiring companies to add to our scale and product portfolio at a rapid rate.
ION is looking for a smart and ambitious candidate to join our Tax team within our acquisition Fidessa Group which is based in Woking.
What are we trying to do?
The tax team is responsible for all aspects of ION Group’s tax function, from advising management of the tax implications of strategic business decisions to ensuring that compliance deadlines are met around the world.
What do we need help with?
There is an opportunity for an individual to join our tax team to utilise their skills as a Tax Manager to supplement the experience and resources of the existing team. Currently, the Group is going through a period of significant expansion and with a growing UK presence, there is a need for an experienced tax compliance and advisory manager to join the team.
The successful candidate in the role will display strong attention to detail and organisational skills, strong stakeholder and project management skills, experience both in tax technical issues and their practical application, and the ability to work proactively to ensure (1) that the group’s tax compliance obligations are completed accurately and on-time and (2) that timely and accurate tax advice is provided to stakeholders.
What will you be doing:
Reporting to the Fidessa Head of Tax and working with the wider tax team, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
Preparation of group company year-end tax models and significant contributions to the preparation of the Fidessa subgroup consolidated tax provision
Preparation of IFRS tax disclosures for financial statements and ensuring individual group entity taxes are accounted for correctly
Ownership of the tax compliance affairs of various group entities including:
- UK corporation tax returns, R&D claims and associated tax compliance requirements
- UK VAT, EC sales and associated indirect tax compliance requirements
- Working with overseas advisors and internal local finance teams to ensure local corporate tax compliance requirements are met and applied consistently across the group
- Responding to ad hoc tax queries
Preparation of analysis and reports for the wider ION tax team and other stakeholders within the business.
Involvement in group wide UK tax projects and providing ad hoc support and advice on UK tax matters
Education and expertise:
ACA / ACCA / CTA qualified
1.1 or 2.1 degree in any field preferred
4+ years of tax experience
Strong tax compliance experience gained from a significant accountancy practice
Solid grounding in UK corporation tax and tax accounting
Experience of managing the tax affairs of large complex groups
IFRS accounting knowledge
The ability to use Alphatax is preferred
Who you are:
You will be a very organised, self-motivated, conscientious and goal oriented individual with a proactive attitude to problem solving and importantly someone who excels both independently and as part of a team. This role is visible across the whole group therefore needs someone who is confident in their communication and enjoys being driven by deadlines and challenges. The position will challenge your strong analytical skills as attention to detail is important to this role. You will need to be a strategic thinker with a long-term focus as this is a core part of our values and overall strategy.