Trainee Tax Advisor

Accomplish Today Ltd
Milton Keynes
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Opportunity to join a forward thinking accountancy firm. The ideal candidate will know their way around corporation tax computation and want to specialise in tax, trusts and complex personal tax.

Key Tasks
  • Entering client data from tax computations and CT600’s onto IRIS
  • Calculating research and development tax relief claim values
  • Communicating these claim values with clients in a clear and concise manor over the telephone and by email
  • Submitting R&D claims to HMRC and raising our invoice
  • Working collaboratively with the delivery team
  • Assisting the Accounts Department in preparing tax computations CT600’s for clients
  • Preparing Self-Assessment Tax Returns to draft stage, including the preparation of Rental Accounts
  • Ongoing compliance and administration tasks relating to personal tax, corporate tax and accounting clients, for example completing agent authorisations, professional clearance letters, P11d and checking tax liabilities with HMRC
  • Ad hoc administration tasks within the department as and when they arise
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the Tax rules relating to the UK R&D Tax Credits scheme
  • Submitting R&D claims to HMRC in line with agreed timescales
  • Successfully complete chosen qualification, for example ATT or CTA
  • Demonstrate that you can work effectively both as part of a team and under your own initiative
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach to offering new ideas and advice
  • Liaise directly with the Delivery Team to progress the submissions of R&D Tax Credit claims to HMRC
  • Liaise directly with the Tax Manager to ensure the completion of Self-Assessment Tax returns adhering to statutory deadlines
  • Advise clients of Income Tax liabilities falling due
  • Maintain the IRIS Practice Management profiles for Self-Assessment clients
  • Maintain the CRM system in relation to submitted R&D claims
  • Uphold the company’s clear desk policy
Skills and Experience
  • Wants to do ATT or started ATT
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Can speak and write in plain English without the use of technical tax terminology
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Good working knowledge of accountancy software such as IRIS, sage and Xero is an advantage
  • A minimum of GCSE’s grades A-C in Maths and English and industry specific A level or equivalent college qualification
Core Values
  • Demonstrates empathy for the client and understands their requirements
  • Able to communicate efficiently with people of all backgrounds, positions and sectors
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • Demonstrates Integrity
  • Upholds professional and ethical values
  • Strong attention to detail
  • 30 days holiday including bank holidays/public holidays
  • Health insurance (after successful probation period)
  • Parking on site
  • Employee bonuses up to twice a year (subject to company targets being met/performance)
  • Company pension scheme

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