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Tax Accountant

Job Description

We are recruiting a UK Tax Accountant to join our team on a permanent basis.   This role can be based in either Glasgow or Farnborough.

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.


Reporting to the Regional Controller for UK and Europe, this is a new role that is being created as part of an expansion of responsibilities across the UK Accounting and Controlling team.

The UK Tax Accountant will have responsibility for ensuring compliance with all UK tax requirements, preparing accurate and timely VAT, Corporation tax and other UK tax returns, and the completion of the US parent company quarterly tax provision package.

The role will work closely with the US Head Office International Tax team and Leidos UK’s external tax advisors.

Duties will include:

  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Work with external tax advisors to prepare the annual UK Corporation tax return
  • Preparation of annual PSA return
  • Monitoring international contract activity and identifying tax considerations
  • R&D tax credit claim submissions
  • Supporting US International tax team with transfer pricing and intercompany transaction tax compliance
  • Assist in preparation of CbCr
  • Preparation of quarterly USGAAP tax package for submission to US International Tax team
  • Support US International tax team by providing UK entity inputs to yearend tax provision preparation process and completion of US annual tax compliance reporting package
  • Manage and respond to HMRC notices and audit
  • Supporting the Regional Controller, UK and Europe in ensuring compliance with Senior Accounting Officer requirements
  • Ad Hoc tax related projects


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in preparing VAT and Corporation tax returns under UK framework
  • Experience working in a multinational or blue chip company environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Relevant UK Tax qualification


At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

If you are interested in applying for this role please click the APPLY button below.

Our company headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia. Outside of the United States, we operate in 30 countries around the world with more than 2,000 employees in global locations. Our largest concentrations are in Australia and the United Kingdom where we continue to expand our local footprint.



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