NewMarket Services

Tax Accountant

Location UK-Bracknell


Support the Senior Tax Accountant and the Finance Controlling team with tax compliance, calculations and reconciliations. Meet tax reporting requirements and deadlines, as well as provide accounting support involving R&D, pensions and leases.


Indirect Tax

  • Preparation and submission of, Value Added Tax, EC Sales and Intrastat Returns for European and Middle East VAT registrations;
  • Liaison with relevant VAT authorities;
  • Ensure VAT compliance by keeping up to date with changes in legislation;
  • Preparation of PAYE Settlement Agreements with HMRC;


Direct Tax


  • Preparation or review of quarterly US GAAP tax accruals and tax packages for all companies within Europe;
  • Preparation of quarterly tax forecasts for EMEAI entities;
  • Submission of quarterly CTSA tax payments for UK companies;
  • Involvement in Transfer Pricing process and monitoring, including profitability analysis and review of master and local Files
  • Preparation of annual R&D tax credit claims


Accounting and other


  • Provide pension accounting support;
  • Provide lease accounting support;
  • Prepare/review annual tax disclosures in Statutory Financial Report
  • Support Senior Tax Accountant and accounting team with legal entity changes and restructuring, as needed;
  • Support tax projects, including Making Tax Digital developments and EU Mandatory Disclosure Regime
  • Support the SAP4/HANA upgrade in 2021/22;
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations including tax, VAT accounts and other accounts as required to support the wider team;
  • Keeping Sarbanes-Oxley and Senior Accounting Officer narratives and operating procedures up to date and performing all duties in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley controls.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance or related field or accounting qualification;                                             
  • Experience in direct, indirect tax and accounting function with knowledge and skills to perform efficiently with little training and guidance, typically acquired over 3 or more years of experience in similar roles.
  • Good understanding of differences in US GAAP and local GAAP reporting       
  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or part qualified with a desire to complete examinations
  • Working knowledge of Alphatax and Alphabridge

 An appropriate combination of experiences that will support the required skill base may replace one or more of the specific experience requirements above.



  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of VAT regulations
  • Strong ERP experience (preferably SAP)
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of basic accounting/finance principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of Alphatax or other tax return preparation software
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and can work independently with only minimum supervision
  • Able to cope with stress and work effectively to meet deadlines
  • Able to cope with multiple work interruptions
  • Demonstrates flexibility and can organize and prioritize work appropriately
  • Able to work within a team environment
  • Able to travel as required to other Afton locations within the EMEAI region and USA for projects and training as required.


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