Pennon Group
graduate job
Expires15 days

Trainee Tax Accountant

Job description

Do you want to start your tax accountancy career within one of the South West’s leading employers?

Pennon Group is one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK comprising both Viridor and South West Water. At the top end of the FTSE 250, the Group has a workforce of around 5,000 people nationwide. Together, our aim is to build the most trusted environmental solutions company in the UK providing infrastructure and services that enhance our customers’ lives, protect the environment and deliver growth for our shareholders.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to join our team as a Group Trainee Tax Accountant. This is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills whilst working within a supportive team and gaining full qualifications.

The role
Joining our team, the Group Trainee Tax Accountant will support and work with the other members of the tax team across the variety of taxes that affect the Group and carry out various tasks to support the Group’s tax filings and payments to HMRC ensuring that the right amount is paid at the right time.

Your role will evolve over time as you learn new skills and develop existing ones. Starting with supporting routine tasks in year one; by year four it is envisaged that you will own a variety of tasks across the department, becoming a key contact within the team and enhancing your network across the group.

The role is part of a small tax team of six who work closely together and support each other with their roles as opportunities arise.

Rewards and benefits
In return for your hard work as our Group Trainee Tax Accountant, we can offer a competitive starting salary together with a range of benefits including pension and share schemes.

Full training will be provided over a four-year period, starting with the ICAEW’s ACA qualification before progressing to the CIOT CTA qualification. This will be complimented by on the job training through the existing tax team.

What we are looking for

  • Strong interest of working within corporate taxes
  • Articulate and able to put their ideas forward
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Drive and determination to make a real difference
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent timekeeping and the ability to multi-task


A relevant degree and an awareness of IFRS accounting would be beneficial.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


How to apply

If you have the skills and experience to join our team as our Group Trainee Tax Accountant, please apply via the Apply button.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 July 2019

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Closing date:  31 July 2019

Expires15 days

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