Tax Associate - London, BDO
This role will provide Tax compliance services for a wide range of clients.
Primary responsibility will be to take control of a portfolio of clients, and their day to day tax compliance affairs, whilst supervising the Tax team and reporting into the relevant Manager, Director and/or Partner. You will also be involved with tax advisory work on an ad hoc basis.
You will be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines, have excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills together with an ability and interest in understanding their clients’ business.
Responsible for all day to day tax compliance affairs of clients, and involved with related advisory matters, whilst being supervised by Manager/Director/Partner and communicating effectively to the rest of the Tax team
To draft letters and reports for review by Manager/Director/Partner
To review work produced by more junior members of staff
Identify risk and technical matters, as well as selling opportunities, to the Partner/Manager, whilst exercising judgement within agreed parameters
Understand and adhere to cost budgets, meet reporting timetables, prepare key client reporting documents
Ensure WIP is monitored and liaise with their line manager on client billing
Sales and Marketing:
Supporting bid teams in tenders for new work.
Ensure professional standards are met and supervise, support and develop more junior staff
Communication and representation:
Develop professional relationships with clients and within the firm
Provide an efficient and pro active service to clients and ensure that the clients’ needs are fully met
Pay attention to self-development and continuing professional education with a view to progressing within practice
To support and work as a team player in achieving activities for their business area
Ideally to work on own initiative
Consult with colleagues and Partners on technical and risk matters.
Competent on routine work without generating significant Manager review points
Significant understanding of and previous experience within tax compliance
Tax advisory experience preferable but not essential
Excellent knowledge of Tax compliance products as well as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes
Able to demonstrate the keenness to develop a career within the profession
Ideally educated to degree level with no fewer than 280 UCAS points and a 2.1. degree
CTA and/or ACA qualified or equivalent