Private Tax Senior

Location: London, Greater London, England
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Tax & Audit
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum
REF: BBBH250913_1629972086

Private Tax Senior

We are working exclusively with a top 50 accountancy practice on a Private Tax Senior opening. The practice has grown significantly in size over the past few years and given continued growth, they are in need of a self-motivated Private Tax senior with excellent interpersonal skills to join their tax team.

The practice has a particular reputation within the media and entertainment industry, in addition to a number of other markets including legal, pharmaceutical, healthcare and property sectors.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Request information from client and 3rd parties (banks, building societies, pension providers etc) and send reminders as necessary.
  • Collate accounts and other relevant information from other internal departments
  • Use information to complete tax returns using tax software
  • Prepare letter to client, detailing liabilities and any tax saving opportunities
  • Ensure client receives tax return and any client queries are dealt with.
  • Ensure approval of completed tax return is returned from client and lodged with HMRC.
  • Calculate total tax liability for clients and advise client of when and how to pay tax and any interest, surcharges and penalties.
  • Explain and apply maximum pension contributions in relation to earnings for clients.
  • Review tax returns generated by Tax Assistants and Tax Semi-Seniors and use this to assist in their training and development.
  • Ensure all P11D's and associated s336 claims are completed, signed by the client and submitted to the Inland Revenue within set deadlines.
  • Assist Partners on tax issues in client meetings, if requested, and arrange own client meetings where appropriate.
  • Identify any special work outside of the normal billing cycle.
  • Review debtors and remind clients of any outstanding fees.

You will:

  • Be ATT qualified, and ideally CTA qualified or equivalent
  • Have varied, practical and technical tax knowledge with a minimum of 2 years practical experience
  • Be able to train junior members of staff
  • Have basic accounts knowledge
  • Be experienced in IT packages (Excel, tax software, Word, Outlook)
  • Have strong communication and organisational skills, with commercial awareness and client focus
  • Be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

Candidates with less experience will be considered for a semi-senior private tax position and be provided with study support.