Tax Assistant

Job Locations UK-London
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Bethesda Softworks is a worldwide publisher of global renown. With an enviable roster of the most ambitious, lauded and beloved series, the company straddles genres and boasts open-world classics, post-apocalyptic epics, ongoing online sagas and stunning action titles within its portfolio. Part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, Bethesda Softworks titles include instantly recognisable blockbusters such as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®, DeathLoop®, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Prey® and RAGE®. Our Central London office is a professional and relaxed working atmosphere. We offer a competitive benefits package, inclusive of private medical insurance and 25 paid vacation days per year.


A newly created role to assist in tax & compliance work, including direct and indirect tax matters for ZeniMax in the UK, Benelux and the rest of the EU (plus Russia & Australia) reporting to the Senior Tax Accountant. You will be responsible for assisting the Senior Tax Accountant in performing a diverse set of work activities related to tax compliance, filing, research, audits and planning, with an emphasis on VAT and local corporation taxes, and for providing accurate tax calculations and estimates on company liabilities. The successful candidate will have proven administration experience in a professional environment, with an understanding of tax.


  • Preparation and filing of all VAT returns and other indirect tax returns for UK, Europe & other territories where we do business or established/registered
  • Assist the Senior Tax Accountant with the preparation of corporation tax returns for UK, EU territories & others
  • Coordinate with external tax advisors to perform a first review of UK corporation tax computations and returns and ensure timely submissions. Manage relationship with external tax service providers & keep up to date with the changes in the tax world
  • Prepare monthly tax and other journal entries in general ledger including any tax corrections relating to AR & AP errors and providing recommendations to avoid issues going forward
  • Prepare/Review Intrastat & EC Sales List, Government Surveys & National office of Statistics requests – UK & EU territories & ensure timely submissions
  • Research solutions for any tax issues that come up within ZeniMax e.g. territory changes and tax impacts post Brexit
  • Work with operations on customs issues and collate all associated supporting documents
  • Ad hoc tax projects


  • Educated to a degree level, preferably in a numerate discipline
  • Experience of direct and indirect corporate tax & VAT accounting, reporting and submission of returns
  • Experience in Intrastat & EC sales list submission reports (EU & UK)
  • Experience of working with and supporting operational and commercial teams
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Interest in and experience of indirect & corporate taxation
  • Previous experience of working within media, entertainment, professional services or technology sector would be advantageous
  • Oracle R12 experience would be advantageous
  • Proactive, self-starter with a high attention to detail
  • Commercially astute, ability to think strategically and comes up with new ideas
  • Seeks continual improvement to business processes
  • Able to work within a team and as an individual
  • Organised with a strong ability to plan and prioritise
  • Intelligent problem solver who is comfortable with both complex data & tax principles

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