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Senior Tax Assistant

My client, an International Law Firm, are looking for a Senior Tax Assistant to join their Tax Team in Sheffield!


  • Obtain and perform an initial review (where required) of tax computations, tax returns and tax payments for the Firms Asia Pacific entities.
  • Maintain and manage comprehensive international tax compliance records (including follow up / escalation as required).
  • Assist with / Undertake year-end procedures, including the review of year-end tax charge information and preparation of accounts disclosures.
  • Assist with / Take on international tax projects.
  • Assist with / Complete budgeting throughout the year.
  • Assist with ad hoc work for the Asia Pacific region and Global Mobility tax function as and when required.
  • Develop relationships with key personnel.
  • Provide cover and support when Tax Managers and Senior Tax Managers are unavailable.
  • Assistance with monthly UK and overseas payroll reporting.
  • Working with external advisers on tax return support for secondees.
  • Support with Secondee tax return preparation; and
  • Support with the underlying financial administration for the Global Mobility tax function.

The Senior Tax Assistant will liaise with:

  • Internally - All Central Tax Team members, overseas finance controllers, the wider finance team, client-facing staff, and other support teams including risk, in-house counsel, and global mobility; and
  • Externally - the firm's external tax advisors and auditors when necessary.

Key requirements:

Experience of working in tax (tax advisory / tax projects in addition to tax compliance) and be able to apply that existing knowledge and experience to new situations / scenarios.

  • Knowledge of international payroll administration and UK personal tax (desirable);
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with the ability to influence, negotiate, and persuade.
  • Strong in Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel.
  • A flexible and collaborative personal working style.
  • The ability to build and maintain strong relationships across all levels within the organisation
  • Interpersonal skills to work as part of a larger team to deliver seamless services to the partnership.
  • The ability to work alongside more senior colleagues.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills.
  • Multi-tasking skills, including working to conflicting timescales and multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment.

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