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Tax Specialist


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About the candidate

A dynamic finance professional with experience in all aspects of direct and indirect taxation, accountancy and auditing acquired over 12 years of working. Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills with abilities in team management, team motivation, and customer relationship management.

Professional qualifications and Education:

CTA Corporate Tax Specialist: Passed final exams in November 2014

ACCA: Membership achieved in 2007 - admitted as a fellow member in 2012

Career History:

October 2015 - to date
Big 4
Assistant Tax Manager

• Act as engagement manager on a portfolio of compliance clients from various industry sectors
• Plan the annual compliance process for Corporate, LLP’s and NRL’s clients
• Meeting/discussing with the client as appropriate, to advise on any tax saving opportunities
• Review the company’s activities/transactions in the year so that important tax items are properly picked up in the compliance process; identify any additional advisory opportunities
• Work with the Tax Preparing Team (TPT) to produce and send the tax pack, obtain the relevant data and prepare the return
• Finalise the return, ready for review by either client partner/director
• Maintain workflow and plan the deadlines
• Advise clients on tax payment dates and amounts
• Deal with all group matters, such as group relief, group payments, allocation of AIA and with other relevant claims and elections
• Agree annual compliance fees and billing schedule and manage the engagement financials
• Actively seek possible improvements to processes, technologies and methodologies and raise these within the team
• Deal with general tax queries raised by the client or refer queries to other specialists as appropriate
• Work closely with colleagues on the client service team
• Introduce other specialists as appropriate, or other members of the existing client service team, to deal with any non-compliance opportunities identified or projects arising e.g. capital allowances, transfer pricing, R&D

May 2014 - September 2015
Global Business Services
Tax Accountant

• Preparation of UK corporation tax returns and computations for Head of Tax review
• Assist in calculating the Quarterly Instalment Payment for corporation tax
• Preparation of tax disclosures for statutory accounts
• Liaise with finance team based at various locations
• Liaise with external advisors and HMRC on ongoing basis
• Provide tax business support across the group including general advice on VAT, CIS and Employment taxes
• Assist senior management and finance with ad-hoc projects
• Perform technical research on various tax queries and report to Head of Tax

February 2013 - April 2014
Global Healthcare Business
Tax Accountant

• Preparation of UK corporation tax returns and computations for large group of companies
• Preparation of LLP partnership tax returns and computations on Corporate and Income tax basis
• Liaise with different departments within the organisation to obtain necessary information, provide assistance in relation to tax queries
• Liaise with external advisors and HMRC to resolve queries
• Preparation of tax disclosures for statutory accounts
• Assisting with tax reporting to parent group
• Assisting with preparation of P11D’s and PAYE Settlement agreement for the group
• Dealing with month end procedures, including accruals for corporation tax for the group and tax fees

November 2005 - January 2013
Shah Gillani & Company (Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors)
Audit and Business services Senior

• Corporate Tax: Preparing and online filing of corporate tax returns for small and medium size companies from different industries such as property development/investment, fashion accessories, pharmaceutical supplies etc
• Liaise directly with clients to ensure accurate and prompt completion of tax returns
• Identifying tax planning opportunities and review with the Partner
• Analyse group structure and consider implications of associates
• Dealing with detailed HMRC enquiries from inception to completion
• Personal Taxation: Prepare and online filing of tax returns for individuals and partnerships. Advise on client specific issues such as tax planning for high net worth individuals
• Accounts: Preparing and finalising of statutory accounts for small and medium size companies, check appropriate disclosure requirements, preparation of management accounts, meetings with clients to discuss financial statements
• Audit: Responsible for handling all the audit clients of the firm. Undertake audit from the planning stage to completion stage for clients with turnover ranging from audit threshold limit to medium size companies. Training and supervising juniors and taking responsibility for their work completion, working to tight deadlines, review audit file with the partner
• Payroll: Supervising payroll department including a client with of over 800 employees
• Book-keeping/ VAT Returns: Review work of juniors, set up and online filing of quarterly VAT returns for various clients
• Training and Supervision: Train juniors with all areas of accounting, software issues
• Administration work: Issue fee notes, letters and emails to clients, HMRC

August 2003 - November 2005
C Charles & Company (Chartered Certified Accountants)
Trainee Accountant

• Prepare accounts up to trial balance for self-employed, partnership and small companies
• Monthly book keeping for a variety of clients
• Prepare and file quarterly VAT return for a variety of clients
• Payroll processing for about 150 clients with around 600 employees independently including building internal controls to gradually smooth out payroll process

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