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Tax Manager

Hamlyns Limited
Woking, Surrey
£60-£70K (depending on experience)
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
From our office

Job Details

Hamlyns are a different kind of Chartered Accountants; we genuinely put into practice the promise of an individual, tailored Premier Service for the complete range of our clients’ accounting and business development requirements. We assist with the completion of accounts, as well as audit and advisory assignments for limited companies, sole traders, and partnerships. We offer excellent career progression prospects with increasing client management responsibilities over time. We can offer a work environment that is unlike many smaller accounting firms, with the opportunity to work on the variety of assignments and provide the quality of advice more associated with a leading London firm, whilst still retaining the personal touch and attention to detail of a practice deeply rooted in the local business community.

Overall Responsibility

  • To cost effectively provide advisory, compliance and tax planning services to your portfolio of personal and corporate tax clients within agreed budgets and timescales
  • Preparation of complex tax returns for corporate and private clients
  • Advising on and assisting with technical and compliance in respect of all taxes (i.e. Inheritance, VAT, Capital, Corporate and Personal tax)
  • Effective communication with clients to ensure they are fully appraised of their tax affairs at all times and are made aware of their tax liabilities in a timely manner.
  • Exploiting tax planning opportunities and other services
  • Meeting statutory deadlines
  • Meeting billing targets
  • To ensure all duties are performed in compliance with the Firm’s Staff Handbook and Procedures Manual and as summarised in “Hamlyn’s – the Essentials” and “Commercial Guidelines”.
  • To grow a develop the Tax Department, including recruitment and staff development
  • To provide technical tax expertise to members of the Firm

Managing client jobs

Overseeing the following

  • Ensure that client workflow is managed in accordance with the Firm’s procedures
  • Issue, chase and submit 64-8s
  • Ensure all personal tax clients are on the HMRC database
  • Send April SATR letters
  • E-mail client to acknowledge receipt of tax information and request any outstanding data
  • Log date of receipt of tax information
  • Chase information due from clients · Chase SATRs that are outstanding with clients · Submit SATRs to HMRC · Send January & July payment advice in November (for January deadline) and May (for July deadline) · Send back client’s original tax documentations as requested 
  • Produce ad hoc letters for the tax department
  • Ensuring the Firm’s procedures manual always reflects our current practices
  • Preparing and submitting client tax returns through the accurate collection, collation and review of client information
  • Seeking out Partner and Associate advice, as appropriate
  • Delegating as appropriate
  • Update your aspect of the database to ensure that accurate exception reports can be prepared at all times

Person Specification


  • ACA/ACCA and CTA qualified with excellent knowledge of UK personal & corporate taxation
  • 3+ years post qualification experience
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of economic principles and current affairs


  • Commercial Acumen ·
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is essential
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills as well as an excellent telephone manner
  • Strong communication skills (e.g. the ability to relate to others at all levels of an organisation both internally and externally)
  • Strong relationship building skills ·
  • Report Writing skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Methodical working and ability to prioritise workload
  • Information and task monitoring
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Appropriate use of initiative
  • Flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed time frames

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Hamlyns is a progressive, forward thinking and expanding accountancy practice in Woking focussed on helping clients prosper. 

Find Us
Sundial House, 98 High Street
GU21 4SU

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