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Senior Tax Manager - Private Client & Family Office

Hays Senior Finance
England, Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

Job Details

Big 4 Opportunity for Big 4 Senior Tax Manager or Manager within Private Client and Family Office Team

Senior Tax Manager - Private Client & Family Office
Permanent, Full-time

Your new company

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a Top 4 global accounting practice. They are searching for an individual with a positive attitude to work, who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
The Family Office and Private Client team is a fast-growing and integral part of the wider firm's tax practice. In order to support further growth they are looking to appoint a Senior Manager or an experienced Manager in this successful team

Your new role

You will get to work on exciting and intellectually stimulating projects and with clients of all sizes, from a variety of different sectors. You will have access to leading technology to help your clients navigate rapidly evolving times. Learn for a lifetime and be recognised for the impact you make as you further your career, alongside some of the brightest minds in Tax & Law.

Celebrate diverse perspectives in a team where everyone is encouraged to come as they are and pursue initiatives that support the communities we serve This is an advisory role based in either the Bristol or Reading offices. You would be expected to lead the delivery of a quality output to our clients and participate in winning new clients by bringing new offerings to the market. Your client base would include a portfolio of high net worth clients, entrepreneurs, shareholders and international individuals.


  • Ensuring the delivery of a high-quality personal tax service to our clients.
  • Managing a diverse portfolio of more complex clients and being able to provide personal tax advice on a wide range of assignments including inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax, international tax matters.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with portfolio clients and identifying leads for new work in relation to these taxes
  • Providing original and creative thinking to solve tax problems, frequently leading to providing wholly bespoke tax advice and solutions to one-off assignments.
  • You will be required to build and expand your internal and external network to generate new opportunities by focusing specifically on allocated clients and targets.
  • Assist in the management of the local team and take responsibility for the coaching and development of other team members.
  • Project managing tax advisory assignments to ensure deadlines, risk management and compliance procedures are all met.
  • Controlling the financial aspect of an assignment by evidencing strong WIP management and billing controls.

What you'll need to succeed

Candidates interested in this role should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant or tax advisor with excellent technical knowledge and expertise on all matters relating to private client advisory matters including shareholder tax planning, transaction-based advice, advising on key tax reliefs (such as BADR and BPR) and international tax planning.
  • Combines this technical knowledge with a strong commercial awareness to enable confident dialogue with business owners.
  • Academically strong results in career to date coupled with a keen and insightful understanding of the issues facing private clients and an ability to deliver bespoke tax solutions to meet their needs.
  • Proven track record of building long term relationships with clients which generate advisory opportunities.
  • A strong team ethic and the ability to grow resources and personally invest both within your immediate peer group but also more widely across the firm.
  • Be a self-starter who grasps market opportunities to develop new business.

What you'll get in return

Our client recognises that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn't fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That's why they're proud to offer our colleagues flexible working options. They believe in putting you at the centre of your career - our client will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That's why they've introduced 'Our Deal' - it's our way of saying 'thank you' for bringing your best to work. As part of 'Our Deal', you'll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new job in accounting practice, please call me for a confidential discussion.

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