Corporate International Tax - Assistant Manager

Job Title: Corporate International Tax - Assistant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 8824
Contact Name: Zoeb Kapasi
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 23, 2019 14:53

Job Description

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing 5,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn.

This role will provide Tax compliance and advisory services for a wide range of clients.

The primary responsibility will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. You will also provide assistance to Director/Principals/Partners in both client work and in the management of the group. Will be involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.

A key part of the role requires the individual to actively seek, and keep the Partner informed about any new business opportunities arising at existing and new clients.

Project involvement: Responsible for all day to day tax compliance affairs of clients, and involved with related advisory matters, whilst being supervised by Manager/Director/Partner and communicating with clients

There will be an expectation that you will take full responsibility for project delivery
Manage a portfolio of clients including control of billings and cash collection within the firms criteria
Review of work prepared by more junior members of staff

Liaise with HMRC

To ensure assignments are completed within agreed budgets and keep client/Partner informed of overruns and plan staff assignments in order to give an appropriate spread of experience

Identify risk and technical matters, as well as selling opportunities, to the Partner/Principles/Senior Manager, whilst exercising judgement within agreed parameters

Ensure that the firm’s quality control procedures are adhered to as appropriate

Management: Ensure professional standards are met and supervise, support and develop more junior staff both on-site at client premises and whilst in the office

Will work as part of management team with other Tax managers within the business group, and provide support to the rest of the Tax team

Training must be provided to more junior staff both on the job and through monitoring exam and on the job performance, whilst consistently providing feedback

Counsel, appraise, develop and motivate staff as appropriate

Sales and Marketing:

Participate in bids/proposals for new work as requested

Communication and representation:
Develop professional relationships with clients and within the firm

Provide an efficient and pro active service to clients and ensure that the clients’ needs are fully met

Pay attention to self-development and continuing professional education with a view to progressing within practice

To support and work as a team player in achieving activities for their business area

Work on own initiative
Consult with colleagues and Partners on technical and risk matters.

You would be expected to be able to demonstrate 75-90 % of the accountabilities highlighted.


Starting to gain staff management experience

Significant understanding of and previous experience within tax compliance

Some tax advisory experience preferable but not essential

Supervisory experience

Maintain an in depth, up to date, knowledge of taxation

Ability to manage a small client portfolio

To actively seek opportunities for selling new services to existing clients

Some experience of dealing with client senior

Educated to degree level, and/or CTA and/or ACA qualified or equivalent

Demonstrable post qualified experience

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