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FULL_TIME 2024-06-24 00:00:00 2024-06-17

Financial Accountant (Tax) (Inside IR35) | Ref: PIP0008703

Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield | Accounting, tax & legal | Start: ASAP | Duration: 6 months

Posted 1 month ago

Job description

Financial Accountant (Tax) (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 6 Months

Contracting Authority: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Location: Hybrid Blackpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, London 2 days a week

This is a specialist role delivering taxation support and services, primarily to the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) but also, in part, across Government Departments as part of the government Tax Centre of Excellence (CoE).

The post holder will engage with and work in partnership with tax colleagues across Government departments and public bodies and work collaboratively with a range of teams internal and external to DWP.

As aFinancial Accountant (Tax)your main responsibilities would be to: 

  • Actively contribute to the cross-Government programme of work to make the best use of tax expertise across Government.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and lead on developing and implementing a tax strategy which enhances business awareness, knowledge and skills that build broad capability and knowledge.
  • Provide high quality, timely advice, guidance and supporting on taxation related matters, to assist decision-making and operational effectiveness.
  • Pro-actively undertake tax compliance reviews, actively seeking continuous improvement, engaging with key stakeholders and communicating across government.
  • Produce, clarify and advise on tax policy and compliance, interpreting and preparing guidance and providing clear communications on technical issues which are often challenging and complex in nature.
  • Ensure systems and controls are in place to maintain a strong level of taxation compliance and assurance with a lead role in the submission of accurate, complete and timely tax returns.
  • Undertake technical project work in relation to change initiatives, projects and contracts so that any tax impact is clearly identified and known early.


Essential Skills

  • Proven ability to build and influence stakeholder relationships and be able to collaborate and deliver through others.
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and effectively manage competing priorities.
  • A track record of supporting good decision making through high quality data analysis and interpretation linked to the technical requirement for this role.
  • Knowledge of the key principles of tax management and financial policies and processes, with evidence of effective and consistent application to inform and enhance business decisions and manage compliance/risk


  • An understanding of tax and application of tax knowledge, developed through professional learning or experience.
  • Working towards AAT/CCAB/ATT or gaining equivalent experience through roles you have undertaken.

If this Financial Accountant (Tax) role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply and speak to one of our PSR team now. thomas.lester@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk


Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, DWP guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on PSRapplications@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk.

Armed Forces Covenant   

DWP is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know



"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

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