Tax Accountant

Tax Accountant opportunity in Diss, Norfolk with CVS Group - remote working available
CVS are the largest integrated veterinary service provider in the UK with turnover in excess of £270m and over 5000 employees. CVS operate several key business areas; over 400 veterinary surgeries, diagnostic laboratories, a pet crematoria division, a successful eCommerce business, pet insurance and two buying groups.

CVS are a highly acquisitive business, having doubled in size in the last three years and have further expansion, development and diversification initiatives planned. Due to their continued expansion they are recruiting for a Tax Accountant to join their team in Diss, Norfolk.

This role has responsibility for supporting the Senior Financial Accountant in delivery of all aspects of tax accounting and compliance.

The principal aspects of the role are:

  • Corporation tax compliance, including preparation, review and submission of tax returns using in-house software;
  • Calculations of estimated tax liability for quarterly instalments and timely payments of all amounts due;
  • VAT compliance, including maintaining the Group scheme, submission of returns, VAT payments;
  • Overseas VAT compliance, including submission of EC sales lists and oversight of third party accountants submitting non-UK VAT returns;
  • Liaison with non-UK tax advisors on tax compliance issues relevant to overseas operations, including corporation tax, VAT and transfer pricing;
  • Responsible for all areas of current and deferred tax accounting for interim and annual accounts, including calculation of deferred tax and current tax liability;
  • Development of robust documentation for all areas of tax compliance to support the Group’s Senior Accounting Officer obligations;
  • Provision of technical support and advice to the Group in respect of all aspects of tax.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent) with significant tax experience gained in practice or corporate environment
  • Specialist tax qualification desirable but not essential
  • Experience of overseas tax including VAT and CT desirable
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Proactive and driven to succeed
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate excel user
  • Able to communicate clearly with a range of people at differing levels
  • Able to influence others

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary
  • 5 weeks holiday + Bank Holidays
  • The opportunity to join the industry leading CVS sharesave scheme
  • A range of other employment benefits such as childcare vouchers and ride to work schemes
  • Substantially discounted veterinary care and medication for your pets, along with the ability to benefit from discounted pet insurance

For more information about this role please visit or contact Kate Edwards at Hays Senior Finance for an informal discussion.


Job type:
Retail & Consumer Goods
Corporate Tax
£50,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
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Talk to Katie Edwards, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Norwich

Suite A, Ground Floor, 1 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom, NR1 1BD

Telephone: 01603 760141

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