Tax Assistant

Career Legal
London, South East England
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a truly global law firm, operating in close to 20 territories. They are one of the biggest law firms in the world with turnover of over £1 billion and a headcount of over 5000.

London is their global HQ and is located close to mainline and tube stations and the firm offers an extensive list of benefits. This is an excellent opportunity to advance a career in legal finance.


Assisting the Tax Managers, Tax Advisors and Tax Accountant with all aspects of tax compliance for the Partners and the firm in the UK and worldwide

Preparation of returns and payment of tax liabilities, and corresponding internally with Partners, finance personnel and senior members of other business service functions, and externally with third party advisors

Assisting Fee Earners and revenue control teams on tax issues related to client billing

Assistance with the department’s influence over all aspects of the Firm’s tax compliance in the UK and worldwide

Assisting the Tax Accountant with month end accounting procedures

Assisting the International Tax Manager to prepare and deliver training to the business in areas of VAT, withholding taxes and other business initiatives

Preparation of payment orders for global tax payments and updating forecasts of future tax payments for the purpose of cash-flow forecasting

The role will have a strong focus in the areas of VAT and Withholding Tax

Candidate Profile

Degree qualified

1 years’ experience in a business environment (through post graduate positions or work experience whilst studying)

Excellent Excel skills to be able to manage existing large workbooks

Excellent communicator (written and oral)

A self-starter who is organised with a practical, common sense approach

Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

Willingness to take on new work

Must interact well with all levels within the firm

Decisive and diplomatic

Commercially aware

Important Notice

It is Career Legal’s policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.

Career Legal is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this permanent vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.