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Senior Tax Accountant

McMillan Shakespeare Group
Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MMS, our purpose is clear: To make a difference to people's lives. Guided by this commitment, we offer tailored solutions to clients and customers across our businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Our vision is to be your trusted partner, simplifying complexities and turning challenges into opportunities. Our diverse services - from salary packaging and fleet management to disability support - aim to enhance your financial wellbeing and empower your aspirations.

The Senior Tax Accountant is a key member of the Group Finance function of the McMillan Shakespeare Group (MMSG) responsible for managing the taxation compliance requirements pursuant to Australian and New Zealand income taxation laws, across direct (corporate income tax) and indirect tax (GST, FBT) obligations.

The Senior Tax Accountant will utilise technical and professional skills/knowledge to ensure compliance requirements are met in a timely manner with effective communication to the Group Tax Manager and the General Manager Group Finance, ensuring clear and proper records are maintained in an efficient and effective manner. The Senior Tax Accountant will also support adherence to taxation policies and maintaining an effective tax governance and reporting framework to identify and minimise taxation risks and ensure a high assurance that the right amount of taxation liabilities are discharged.

The Senior Tax Accountant will recommend improvements to financial control and tax reporting processes to support the efficient and effective preparation of income tax returns and other tax compliance obligations for the MMS Group and its subsidiaries.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation of the income tax return of the Australian Tax Consolidated Group and New Zealand entities in compliance with regulatory requirements on a timely basis.
  • Preparation of income tax computations using appropriate tax positions that are compliant with tax legislation, best practice and MMSG's taxation policy.
  • Preparation of tax effect accounting and related tax disclosures for financial reporting for Australian and NZ entities, and supporting the Group Statutory Reporting Manager in the completion of the annual and half year financial statements.
  • Maintain statutory registers (franking account) and relevant taxation records.
  • Preparation of relevant returns for indirect / employment / state taxation including supporting analysis when necessary.
  • Continual development and enhancement of the reporting systems and processes for an efficient tax reporting process.

To be considered for this role you will have:
  • At least 5 years of tax management and accounting in practice and/or industry in a corporate or professional services environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of taxation legislation in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and accounting concepts.
  • Strong taxation technical skills in particular corporate income taxation. Knowledge of financial reporting as it relates to tax effect accounting.
  • Strong analytical, interpretations and reporting skills.
  • Strong engagement, influencing and stakeholder management skills

What we can offer you:
  • Our strong people-first culture
  • Flexible/hybrid working to enhance your work/life balance
  • Novated lease benefits and discounts
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental leave and access to our Parents Portal
  • Exempt Employee Share Plan
  • Paid Income Protection Insurance under MMSG default Super plan
  • Access to a broad range of learning and development programs
  • Career break and volunteering leave
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program and annual Flu vaccination
  • Lifestyle Rewards program

As an employer who embraces Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individuals from all backgrounds, including those caring for and living with disability to apply.

Please note all successful candidates will be required to undergo background checks.

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