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about 1 month ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Legal Executive Jobs


To work as part of a team to ensure that Linklaters and the partners fulfil all global tax compliance obligations. To support the Managers in providing tax advice.

Key Dimensions

There will be significant influence over all aspects of the Firm’s global tax compliance and interaction with partners, global finance teams and other business team functions.

Key responsibilities and challenges

UK Tax:

* Prepare the UK tax computations, tax returns and supporting allocations and other papers for the LLP and subsidiary companies and respond to HM Revenue & Customs enquiries on submitted computations.
* Prepare UK personal tax returns for non-UK resident members of the LLP and arrange and account for payments of UK tax.
* Calculate the foreign tax credit claims for UK resident members of the LLP; prepare the associated accounting journals and reconcile the calculations and records of non-UK tax payments to SAP.

International Tax

* Prepare the information to provide to third-party advisers for the preparation of partners’ and entity tax returns in various countries (including France, Sweden, Japan and Luxembourg) on a timely basis; support responses to enquiries by tax authorities.
* Calculate reserves for partner tax liabilities to be withheld from profit distributions in some offices; prepare journals and reconcile tax reserve accounts in the General Ledger taking into account tax payments made; prepare partner tax reserve statements and respond to partners’ queries on the tax reserves.

General Responsibilities

* Deal with ad-hoc tax and partnership queries as they arise. Provide assistance on various internal and cross - functional/departmental projects.
* Carry out month end processes to ensure tax payments have been correctly accounted for and that SAP GL balances reconcile to offline records.
* Annually review and update tax process notes.
* Coach the Tax Assistant in the above matters and delegating various tasks.

Characteristics, Skills & Experience required:


* London


* Excellent communicator (written and oral)
* Self starter and quick learner
* Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
* Able to work without supervision
* Willingness to take on new work
* Must interact well with all levels within the Firm
* Decisive
* Organised
* Ability to remain calm
* Practical, common sense approach
* An ability to react sensitively to staff issues whilst remaining business focused

Education / Qualification

* ATT qualified or equivalent accountancy qualification


* English

Practical experience


At least 3 years of practical business tax experience for medium – large firms


Excellent Excel skills


Experience of dealing with tax compliance for partnerships and LLPs (desirable)

* Experience of using SAP (desirable)

Office skills

* A reliable team player


Information for Recruitment Agents
Linklaters endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Linklaters operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

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This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

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