Personal Tax Manager

Balfour Wilson Recruitment
08 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Fiduciaries whose concept of service is to solve problems, take advantage of opportunities and turn advice into action.

A Personal Tax Manager is being sought to join and complement the tax team which has a growing portfolio consisting of companies, partnerships, LLPs and non-resident landlords. The team advise clients involved in many areas of the Highland economy and in many instances they provide a tailor-made service for all aspects of their connected affairs - whether personal, family and business.

Their services range from assisting with the financial and tax compliance requirements by setting-up efficient tax planning structures and processes, through to providing highly specialist financial advice in conjunction with other professionals.


Review of personal, partnership, LLP, trust and corporate tax returns.

To be able to recognise and advise on planning points for clients that may arise as a result of tax return reviews or other correspondence.

Review of simple ad hoc advisory work prepared by team members.

To be able to respond to client partner requests for information on planning opportunities with appropriately researched and documented alternatives.

Preparation of detailed and technical tax advisory reports for clients.

Self-awareness of own knowledge of the appropriate legislation is vital to be able to guide and educate colleagues. Critically, it is necessary to know where an answer cannot be provided without further consultation and to be able to research and consult within the firm for the best advice.

Correspondence with HMRC where enquiries are raised into self-assessment tax returns.

About You:

An outgoing, positive and enthusiastic attitude

An extremely high level of motivation, ability and commitment

Will have previous relevant experience of working at Assistant Manager level as they will be managing their own portfolio whilst also being responsible for reviewing the work of the junior tax staff

Will have tax compliance experience

Will be from professional services background

Will be a confident communicator to colleagues, partners and clients

Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to ensure all deadlines are met

Comfortable working on their own initiative as well as being a good team player

High attention to detail and the ability to work in a timely manner

Excellent IT skills


You must have a broad base of strong technical skills and experience. This is a role where you will be required to provide prompt technical support to the client partners on a varied and technically challenging client base.

You will ideally be at a managerial level in your current role.

You should be CTA and/or ACA/ACCA qualified with a minimum of three years PQE gained in a tax environment.

In addition, you must have confidence in dealing with partners, work colleagues and clients, have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work under pressure in a friendly environment.

Salary is competitive and ongoing training and career development will be offered to suitable candidates

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