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Tax Analyst


London, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Tax Analyst

To assist the Head of Taxation to ensure that Mizuho is compliant with VAT rules and UK taxation and that the tax and VAT risk is optimised for Mizuho.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

•Provision of technical advice to all areas of the Bank, particularly in respect of VAT, Transfer Pricing and Withholding Tax
•Preparation of VAT returns for review by Head of Taxation
•Assist the Head of Taxation with a review of new products
•Review of transaction documentation to mitigate the Bank’s tax risk and ensure compliance with tax regulations
•Assist the Head of Taxation with identification and implementation of new tax legislation that impacts the Bank and keeping management informed accordingly
•Production of the Bank’s London branch Corporation Tax and Bank Levy return and calculation of quarterly instalments for review by Head of Taxation.
•Maintenance and monitoring of London branch’s Transfer pricing Policy, including adequacy of supporting documentation
•Preparation of the Bank and Building Society Interest return and FATCA/CRS returns
•Assist with production of quarterly HO reporting and tax provisioning
•Support the Head of Taxation in handling European tax issues that affect the Continental offices
•Support for the Finance Department during busy times in reporting (normally at quarter end)

Compliance Responsibilities

•Assist Head of Taxation in ensuring that Mizuho is compliant with VAT and UK taxation
•Assist Head of Taxation in ensuring that HO tax policies are followed

Key performance indicators

•VAT and Tax returns completed on a timely basis
•Providing advice to the business on a timely basis
•Internal reporting completed on a timely and accurate basis

Knowledge & Skills:
•Experience in preparation of VAT returns
•Knowledge of VAT Partial Exemption methodologies
•Advanced Spreadsheet skills
•Good understanding of tax concepts
•Strong numerical analysis and data interpretation
•Keen interest in maintaining knowledge of tax legislation changes

•Experience in preparation of tax returns
•Knowledge of banking products and their operation from a tax perspective
•Understanding of Financial Accounting in a banking environment
•Experience in financial services industry
•Experience of Transfer Pricing issues

Key Behaviours/Competencies Required: (see Mizuho Competency Library)

1. Team working
2. Communication
3. Delivering results
4. Planning and organisation
5. Problem solving
6. Business awareness

Qualifications and Training:

•Qualified/Part qualified Accountant or Tax Accountant (ie CIMA, ACCA, ATT, CIOT)
•Degree level.

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