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Tax Disputes and Disclosures Senior

Menzies LLP
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Menzies is committed to growing the Tax Disputes and Disclosures offering under the leadership of the TDD Tax Director. We are looking for a talented and self-motivated Tax Disputes and Disclosures - Senior to join a successful tax dispute resolution team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the TDD Tax Director to meet existing client service commitments.

This role is based in our Central London office.

This role reports to Matthew Watkins, you may find out more about him here.

Why join Menzies?

  • We are a UK based recognised employer of choice with office locations in London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Hampshire, and South Wales (Cardiff).
  • Join our family of 600 employees. Be a member and not just a number!
  • We offer a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors.
  • Our package and benefits are very competitive.
  • Work life balance is part of our organisational culture,
  • We believe in developing our staff throughout their career.

Key Benefits we offer, but not limited to:

  • Competitive base salary (we do yearly market research to ensure we offer a competitive salary to our employees and joining candidates)
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement a year including bank holidays 
  • Annual buy and sell leave scheme
  • Private Medical Cover available to all employees (trainees can opt in for a salary sacrifice)
  • Private Pension Matching Scheme: if employee contributes 2.5-5%, we match it and add another 3% on top!
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to £10,000 for a successful placement
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Dress for your day policy – you decide, not us!
  • Life Assurance 4x your salary
  • Group Income Protection – 75% of salary if long term sickness exceeds 6 months
  • Agile Working is embedded in our culture: we understand that everyone works in different ways and need flexibility within their working day
  • Learning and Development opportunities and Study Support throughout your Menzies career
  • Career Coaching programme for Managers and above
  • Better Place to Work Initiative: proactive benchmarking of the best DEI and wellbeing programmes to offer our employees and improve our employee experience
  • CSR Programme: each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise funds and give back to the local community.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - our EAP is available for all Menzies employees and their families. As well as being a support line for mental health counselling, it also offers practical financial, legal and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.
  • Paid sick leave – a generous scheme to help you when you are struggling with health issues
  • Free flu jab, eyesight test and physical health checks
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Parental + Family Leave: We are a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 6 weeks, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks (both subject to eligibility). We also have Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • Volunteering Scheme with a maximum of 2.5 days given by the Firm to match 2.5 days devoted to qualifying schemes by the employee in any 12-month period.
  • Season Ticket Loan

Key Responsibilities:

  • Confidently manages a portfolio of TDD cases at all stages from client onboarding through to settlement
  • Reporting to the TDD Director for each assignment, whilst taking responsibility for more complex tax disclosure cases including COP9, WDF, DDS etc
  • As appropriate to the circumstances, producing letters and reports to HMRC, including all computational aspects of the report, with minimal support from the TDD Director
  • Negotiating with HMRC as appropriate
  • Participating in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) settlement meetings
  • Managing client relationships and providing relevant quotes to clients. Clients in this context can include other accountants acting for the taxpayer
  • Understanding client needs and communicate with them in layman's terms where appropriate
  • Liaising directly with clients, contacts and other parties to ensure timely provision of information and work is done according to desired timescales
  • Responsible for controlling WIP on allocated jobs, including billing and debt collection.
  • Managing and delegating effectively to junior staff when required
  • Assisting in the production of technical material and/or marketing initiatives such as writing articles, blogs and update website
  • Assisting in the preparation and or being involved in the delivery of presentations and training courses
  • Building good working relationships with internal and external colleagues, maximising cross-selling opportunities
  • Keeping up-to-date with developments in all relevant technical areas and general economic climate

The Person:

  • Ex-HM Inspector of Taxes; ACA and/or CTA; lawyer or paralegal with relevant experience
  • Experience in a Tax Dispute Resolution or similar team, or HM Revenue & Customs 
  • Relevant tax dispute resolution experience, and experience of dealing with senior HMRC investigators and management
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
  • Aware of personal development and contributes towards it

Required Competencies:

  • Strong Organisation skills and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work under pressure with accuracy and focus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Able to influence internal / external clients and colleagues.

About Menzies

Our focus at Menzies is providing a #BrighterThinking approach, going the extra mile to keep clients on-track to achieve their personal and business objectives. As a leading UK accountancy & advisory firm we have a passion for advising entrepreneurs and SMEs through our sector-led teams.

We apply the same principles to individuals within the firm. Our people are ambitious, self-motivated, and encouraged to develop their skill set and realise their potential.

We operate out of a network of offices across Surrey, Hampshire, Cardiff, and London, providing our clients with easy access and local knowledge.

Many of our clients are expanding overseas and benefit from the outward perspective we can provide via our active membership of HLB International.

#BrighterThinking is how we sum up the difference we make, as a firm, to our clients and in the way we hire and develop talent in Menzies. It’s finance and accounting expertise, combined with strategic commercial thinking and a promise to add real value across all areas of our client’s businesses.


When we require external assistance with our vacancies, we will reach out to our PSL supply chain, please be aware we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL and we do not accept speculative CVs as an introduction. Please do not contact individual hiring managers or the Talent Acquisition team.


Interested in a career in business & advisory? Then why not train with one of the most dynamic and fastest growing firms of Chartered Accountants in the South East and become an expert advisor to SME businesses!

Menzies, a top 25 firm of Chartered Accountants, was established in 1912. Since then we have grown to become one of the largest firms in the South East servicing all kinds of businesses across a range of industries. We have 8 offices, each of which is situated in the heart of the local community, and enjoy long term relationships with both local and national clients.

At Menzies, we offer trainees all the benefits of working in a smaller team environment – personable, friendly and supportive – but with the same commitment to training and varied long-term career prospects offered by the larger firms. We provide all-round professional training with plenty of support, paid study leave, tutoring, specialised courses, personal guidance and a competitive salary, which is reviewed bi-annually and on passing exams.

Company info
01483 755000
1st Floor, Midas House
62 Goldsworth Rd
GU21 6LQ

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