DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning, facilitating and coordinating tax compliance for partners across the global firm. Includes information gathering, preparation and review of returns, and provision of information both internally and externally to ensure efficient and timely submission. Core portfolio comprises UK tax returns for c.80 UK resident partners. Assisting in the preparation of the annual UK composite tax return (which reports the combined UK profits of our non-UK resident partners on a single personal tax return). Applying tax knowledge to identify and resolve any technical issues which arise.
Dealing with handover issues for new or retiring partners, including new partner induction meetings. Responding to ad-hoc compliance and planning queries from partners, undertaking research as necessary to support conclusions. Ad-hoc advice on employee tax issues and compliance, including preparation of annual P11Ds and aspects arising from international mobility. Maintaining CCH tax software for the team, including management of upgrades. Ensuring technical knowledge is kept up-to-date and sharing knowledge across the team.
KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Enthusiastic and outgoing with a positive outlook. Articulate and professional in dealings with partners and other key stakeholders across the global firm. Excellent written communicator with ability to flex style. Strong client service ethos and willingness to go the extra mile. Attention to detail. Proven ability as a self-starter, with confidence to self-review and sign off where appropriate. Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
Proactive in addressing potential issues and proposing improvements to existing processes. Willingness to take on new work, develop skillset and assist the wider team. Comfortable researching complex technical issues and reporting findings. Strong decision-making ability and organisational skills. Practical and commercial in approach.
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS Several years' personal tax experience with either a Big 4/Top 20 accountancy firm or the in-house tax team of a professional services firm. Broad compliance and advisory experience on partner and employee tax issues. Understanding of international tax aspects and tax reserving preferred. ACA/ACCA/CTA qualified.
Strong Excel skills.
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