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Tax Analyst

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible, and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values are guiding principles for everything we do. 

Creating and maintaining a long term, continuously safe and healthy environment is our top priority.

We are a company of uncompromising integrity and business ethics.

We respect the law, support universal human rights, protect the environment and benefit the communities where we work.

As a renewable energy company, we are part of the climate change solution.

We adopt a ‘solutions’ driven mindset throughout our entire business in order to stay ahead of the game in an ever-changing global energy landscape.

This is a role that supports the Senior Manager – Tax Compliance & Reporting to ensure that the Group meets its various tax compliance and reporting obligations, as well as supporting with tax related projects. An ideal role for a newly qualified tax professional who is looking to gain valuable in-house tax experience in a fast-growing Group in the renewable energy sector.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

Corporate income tax compliance & reporting

•             Ensure timely and accurate filings for UK and international direct tax returns

•             Preparation of corporation tax returns for UK companies within the Group ensuring all relevant returns, elections, claims, and appeals are produced and submitted to HMRC on time, including R&D claims

•             Preparation of work required to support UK tax returns filing – such as preparing CFC technical papers, managing the timely iXBRL delivery, preparing technical papers to support material UK tax deductions, working on                               corporate interest restriction and capital allowance calculations.

•             Support in preparing and filing applications to HMRC of Joint Amended Return and Group Payment Arrangements for the UK group

•             Oversee outsourced service providers to ensure effective tax compliance across the overseas businesses

•             Own and manage the tax compliance tracker software, ensuring it is kept up to date and that all tax compliance deadlines are met 

•             Monitor the UK compliance process on an ongoing basis and recommend areas for development or improvement, including drive for the automation of the tax compliance process

•             Assist the Senior Manager -Tax Compliance & Reporting with write up of the group corporate income tax operating and technical manuals

•             Assist the Senior Manager-Tax Compliance & Reporting with necessary support in special projects for the UK such as getting ready for Senior Accounting Officer regime

•             Assist in year-end tax audit for the UK and overseas business and prepare disclosures for inclusion in the statutory accounts

•             Provide appropriate current & deferred tax journals to Finance teams to ensure ledgers are kept in align with tax provisions, payments and returns

Other tax compliance

•             Provide technical input and reviews into all other areas of UK taxation such as payroll, P11D, PSAs, R&D tax credits, Stamp duty, Business rates, Stamp duty and Construction Industry Scheme working with internal teams on                       these 

•             Working closely with the Senior Manager – Tax Compliance & Reporting to ensure changes to UK tax legislation are reported in all compliance returns

•             Participate in cross functional projects across the broader finance team -such as ERP implementations

•             Assist in other duties as directed that contribute to the overall tax governance and reporting framework

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•             Professional accountancy or tax qualification - ACA, ACCA, CTA or ATT qualified

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

•             Newly qualified tax advisor / accountant

•             Experience of operating tax compliance and of preparing tax computations using One Source (or other CT compliance software)

•             Advanced excel skills

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

•             Interest in tax, with desire to expand experience and understanding of all areas of tax

•             Good communication skills

•                            Self-motivated, demonstrating ownership and delivering results in a professional and timely manner

•             Strong attention to detail and self-review

•             Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and meet tight deadlines

•                           Team player able to successfully work closely with various finance functions and networks across geographies and commercial disciplines.