Corporate Tax Assistant Manager

Job Title: Corporate Tax Assistant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 14004135/001_1559220441
Contact Name: Anna-Marie Tucker
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 30, 2019 13:47

Job Description

Providing a full corporate tax service to a client portfolio, including reviewing tax returns and computations

Working alongside a team and the partner who has over 35 years of experience dealing with artists, sports personalities and their associated entities. The corporate tax team deal with a breadth of clients.

Client Details

At Sopher + Co they make it their business to understand and add value to their clients personal and business affairs whilst building a lasting relationship based on trust and mutual respect.

They pride themselves on the personal level of service offered to clients and the application of expertise that creates the best results, regardless of the client size or location. Every member of the team is prepared to go the extra mile, displaying levels of enthusiasm that cannot be matched by more conventional firms.

Their prime goal is to play a positive and creative role in the financial planning of the business and personal affairs of clients and to maximise their profits. Their aim is to give clients more time to concentrate on their businesses by relieving them of the burdens of compliance and bureaucracy.


  • Liaising with the audit team to organise year end site visits, reporting deadlines and being efficient in the provision of information
  • Preparing and submitting accurate and technically correct corporation tax computations and returns
  • Reviewing tax computations prepared by the audit and accounts team prior to submission to HMRC
  • Ensuring compliance status tracker is kept up to date
  • Assisting with client setup - ensuring money laundering checks, professional clearance, engagement letters and client set up procedures are implemented
  • Sending out computations and returns for signature, and ensuring they are submitted on time
  • Sending payment reminders to clients prior to when any liabilities are due
  • Prepare and communicate quarterly instalments to clients
  • Ensuring client queries are responded to efficiently and supporting the audit and accounting team with their technical queries
  • Ensure files are of an appropriate standard for QCR purposes
  • Liaising with HMRC regarding various issues relating to corporate tax compliance including drafting HMRC responses to enquiries and penalty appeals
  • Oversee certificate of residence applications and ensure that treaty claims are correctly completed and authorised by HMRC
  • Assist managers and partners with tax advisory projects including EIS and SEIS advance assurance applications, HMRC clearance applications and company valuations
  • Maintaining up to date technical knowledge and being responsible for your personal development


  • ACA/ACCA Qualified OR studying towards CTA
  • Previous experience of corporate tax compliance services in a medium size practice with international client exposure
  • Broad experience of managing the financials on clients, and adjusting the approach to compliance work depending on the budget
  • Significant experience of overseeing a client compliance cycle and ensuring deadlines are met on a timely basis
  • Some experience of identifying opportunities for business development on tax clients and across other service lines
  • Ideally proficient in CCH, Caseware and Microsoft Office including Excel
  • High level leadership skills
  • High level management/supervision skills
  • Ability to build good relationships with clients as well as colleagues across all departments
  • High level time management skills

Job Offer

Competitive salary

Study support if required

Flexible working environment

Great support internally

Breadth of exposure