Global Tax Compliance & Reporting Accountant (18 month FTC)

Finance London, United Kingdom



Global Tax Compliance & Reporting Accountant (18 month FTC)

Location: London, UK.

About Argus


Argus is an independent media organisation with 1,400 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 30 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.


Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic and Hg, the specialist software and technology services investor.  Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.


What will you be doing?


Due to an upcoming maternity leave, we are looking for a passionate, qualified Global Tax Compliance and Reporting Accountant to focus on direct tax compliance and reporting at Argus Media. You will be joining a team of five and will be reporting into the Head of Tax.


In this role, you will have responsibility for the timely and accurate submission of the corporate income tax returns in the multiple jurisdictions in which Argus has presence. You will also be responsible for ensuring the timely preparation of the tax numbers required for the purposes of the annual statutory audit reporting process.


Key Responsibilities


  • Work with external advisors to prepare the corporate income tax returns in the UK, US, Singapore and other overseas jurisdictions.
  • Prepare the consolidated tax provisions and current and deferred tax disclosures required for the annual statutory audit reporting purposes.
  • Work with the global Finance team to calculate accurate tax provisions and manage tax balances in the ERP (NetSuite) required for monthly management and external bank reporting.
  • Work with the Group Treasury Manager to manage payment on account requirements.
  • Work closely with the finance team and tax team to increase efficiency and accuracy of existing tax reporting processes.
  • Support the Head of Tax with ad-hoc projects as required.


Skills & Experience


  • Holds a Chartered Accountancy qualification.
  • Excellent understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS required.
  • Top tier professional services background desirable.
  • Highly motivated, hardworking, able to work in a fast-paced environment for an organization that has a matrix reporting structure.
  • Partners well with people at all levels within the organization.


What’s in it for you:


Our rapidly growing, award winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognises and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.  


  • Competitive salary
  • Group pension scheme 
  • Flexible working environment 
  • 25 days holiday/annum (pro rata)


For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website: 


By submitting your job application, you automatically acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the Company. Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.