Advisory Accountant

Job Title: Advisory Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £52,077 - £66,051
Job Published: November 02, 2021 17:00

Job Description


Do you enjoy interpreting financial information and data, and explaining what this shows to others?

Can you build good relationships with a range of people?

Do you thrive dealing with a range of work?

If so, you could be just the person we are looking for.


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest Government Departments and one of the country’s biggest organisations. Almost every individual and business in the UK is a direct customer of HMRC. We collect in excess of £500 billion a year in revenue from over 50 million customers across the UK.

We are an effective, efficient and impartial tax and payments authority with a vital purpose: To collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

You will be joining us at an exciting time, as we move through an organisational re-design and into a regional structure, helping us better deliver an innovative Vision, a more flexible structure and a customer-centric approach to meet the new challenges of avoidance.

We have approximately 140 Advisory and Forensic Accountants within HMRC and by joining us you will be able to support HMRC’s drive to tackle avoidance, whilst making a positive difference to the nation’s finances. You will play an active role in high-profile issues and ultimately your work will touch the lives of everyone in the UK.

We are seeking to fill senior leadership roles in different Directorates.

Job description

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

Our Advisory Accountants enjoy the range of work they undertake utilising their commercial and technical knowledge and breadth of experience to understand and explain a wide range of transactions and issues. The team undertakes regular CPD and utilises this in sharing best practice both within the team and with customers.

As an Advisory Accountant you will give accounting advice which is objective, professional, clear and concise to include analysing relevant customer facts and financial information and challenging customer’s accounting, where appropriate. You will utilise the appropriate accounting frameworks, accounting standards and company law, and apply your commercial experience to identify risks and substantiate your advice. You will meet with customers and work with other specialists to form a view and assess the impact of the accounting treatment for tax.

You will support litigation, acting as an expert witness, case accountant or witness of fact and be proactive in assisting others involved in litigation. You will prepare and review professional reports with both factual and opinion evidence, attend case conferences, meetings and court acting with professionalism, integrity and independence.

A visible leader, within and outside HMRC, you will share knowledge, promote the work of the directorates and HMRC and develop and provide quality accountancy training to both accountancy colleagues and tax professionals.

Essential Criteria

Full and complete qualification from, and continuing membership of, one of the following professional accounting bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Strong financial accounting experience gained in either practice, industry, public sector or private sector and specifically including:

  • Experience of analysing and interpreting a range of financial records; and
  • Experience of preparing or reviewing financial statements; and
  • Experience of considering the appropriate accounting treatment of a variety of specific transactions; and
  • Experience in communicating orally and in writing with a variety of audiences

Part qualified accountants are not eligible to apply for these posts.


Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 14th November 2021.