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International Tax Accountant

London (Central), London (Greater)
£42,405 - £49,785 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Job Details

The primary function of the role is to manage the day to day aspects of King’s overseas Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Corporate Tax registrations.  

This role is important for the university to ensure we remain compliant with overseas legislations providing consistency and cost efficiency .  

Reporting to the Head of Tax within the Tax Services team, this role will work as part of a team supporting this service and so may be asked to work across the service’s activities and occasionally support the work of the wider Financial Services team.  

The role holder will form and maintain strong working relationships across Finance & other areas of the university that the service relates to. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • The day-to-day compliance obligations for GST including compiling and submitting returns, dealing with enquiries from the Tax authorities.   
  • To deal with overlaps with GSM and Payroll.  
  • In addition, some territories will require us to have a Permanent Establishment for Corporate purposes which means Corporate Taxes may be payable but there will certainly be compliance obligations and risk management.  
  • Another one will be to work with me to optimise our Tax position internationally seeking out opportunities to save money and consider what the most efficient corporate structure will be. 
  • Working with internal stakeholders and external advisors to build and develop the relationships. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria  

  1. Good knowledge of International Taxation, specifically overseas GST and Corporate Taxation.
  2. Strong analytical skills and detailed orientated
  3. Customer service skills and a service approach in your professional work
  4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in the written word, in person and on the telephone.
  5. Numerate and IT literate with the ability to use the standard suite of office software together with knowledge of one or more corporate Finance systems.
  6. Significant experience working in Taxation within a multi-national organisation.
  7. Experienced in implementing and running new processes, policies and IT solutions.
  8. Ability to build and manage internal and external relationships. 
  9. Self-management and ability to work independently to meet deadlines. 
  10. Attention to detail and working to a high-level of accuracy. 

Desirable criteria

  1. An understanding of the university sector and its reliefs would be an advantage. 
  2. Participating in RFP’s / procurements 
  3. Experience of having worked in a large-scale multinational organisation. 

Further Information

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our How we Recruit pages.

This role does not meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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