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Financial Accountant, Tax and Compliance

Docklands, United Kingdom
£44,577 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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Location: Docklands Campus
Salary: Starting from £44,577 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Full Time
Post Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 25 February 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: PS071S2023-R-R-R

University of East London

We’re the University of East London (UEL) founded in 1898 and proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About the Job

In this newly created role, you will provide support to the Head of Financial Accounts and will be responsible for adherence to the University’s tax strategy, ensuring a robust compliance and reporting framework is maintained for direct and indirect taxes, and any tax risks or opportunities are identified on a timely basis - either working directly on issues or providing support to colleagues.

In addition to a professional accounting qualification (ideally CCAB) or at the final stage towards it, or a professional tax qualification, you will have substantial experience in taxes involving complex organisations, preferably within the higher education sector.

Computer literacy is very important too, while familiarity with Unit4 Agresso accounting software would be an advantage. You are someone who communicates confidently and clearly with a wide range of people, comfortable producing reports, interpreting financial data for audiences without a finance background. Crucially, you are great at prioritising your own workload and that of others while meeting deadlines, have excellent analytical skills and a logical and structured approach to completing tasks and solving problems. 

About You

Are you an experienced Tax and Compliance Accountant? Are you looking for a fresh challenge in an environment that’s open, vibrant and welcomes new ideas? Then join the University of East London as Financial Accountant – Tax & Compliance and contribute to the development and implementation of the University aims and objectives.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary dependent on experience.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days closure over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

We're a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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