Tax Manager

London, South East England
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will manage a portfolio, comprising of some of the more complex clients as well as supervising and reviewing the work of other staff.

Core responsibilities:

  • Provide a consultancy planning and advisory service for a portfolio of complex clients and being involved with enquiry case work
  • Review completed tax returns and sign off non-advisory letters and emails for junior team members.
  • Understand client needs and communicate with them in layman's terms
  • Review WIP on a weekly basis. Oversee billing arrangements for a portfolio of clients including reviewing fee proposals, agreeing fees with partners / clients, issuing fees and debt collection
  • Responsible for day-to-day staff planning, ensuring the right level of technically qualified staff are assigned to the appropriate cases
  • Manage and delegate to staff of a suitable level and provide technical support. Ensure junior staff complete work within allocated timescales and to the standard required. Ensure assignments are completed within agreed budgets
  • Understand key issues on all cases handled by the team in order to answer any internal/external enquiries. In addition keep abreast of all ongoing assignments within the department
  • Assist other team members in providing technical solutions to client problems and issues and generally support cross-discipline advice
  • Build good working relationships with internal and external clients, maximising cross selling opportunities
  • Suggest ideas and concepts for inclusion in marketing and training initiatives
  • Keep up to date with relevant legislation

Attributes, requirements & skills:

  • Qualified ATT desirable
  • Qualified CTA desirable or qualified by experience
  • Extensive relevant experience, gained in a similar tax accounting
  • Previous experience of Alphatax, Pertax, Sectax
  • People management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to meet deadlines, multi task and work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues
  • Competent at using MS Office; Word and Excel