Private Client and Trusts Director

Job Title: Private Client and Trusts Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canterbury
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 379
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Job Published: January 17, 2020 11:42

Job Description

Private Client Tax Advisory Director

We are currently recruiting for a Private Client Tax Advisory Director to join Kreston Reeves across Kent.

Firm Introduction

Kreston Reeves advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals and families on all areas of business, tax and wealth. We help clients make confident decisions about their future.

With offices across LondonKent and Sussex and international reach via Kreston International, we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all our clients wherever their ambition takes them.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals.

We are looking for a trusted and valid member of staff to join the current team.

Firm Culture and Benefits

Having started out over 100 years ago, we are long-standing employers across our office communities in Kent, Sussex, London - and beyond. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day. Our strong commitment to living our firm’s values means we listen carefully to our teams and enjoy helping each other succeed – creating a culture in which our employees can thrive and provide the highest service to our clients.

We want all our employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why we offer benefits such as agile working, and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing.

We are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Our own Kreston Reeves Charity Foundation enables us to consistently ‘give back’ to our local communities wherever we can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. We give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them.

Other benefits we offer our employees include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance - and much more.

We are proud of the positive culture and flexible working environment our employees enjoy.

Role Description

As a Private Client Tax Advisory Director you will help manage the Private Client Tax compliance and advisory team across our offices whilst helping UK and international clients structure their tax affairs efficiently.  You will also help manage and expand our Private Client service whilst mentoring and nurturing tax staff.  Our clients include a broad range of HNWIs/Trusts/Estates so you must have an exceptional knowledge of UK tax and also a sound grasp of other business and corporate taxes to not only ensure clients are fully tax complaint but to also identify tax planning opportunities.

CCH Central, Nexis Lexis, Caseware, Digita and Microsoft Office software packages used. Knowledge and use of these packages would be beneficial, but not essential.

The role is largely office based and includes significant client contact. There will also be some travel between our offices based in London, West Sussex and Kent.

The objectives of the role

To help manage the Private Client Tax compliance and advisory team across our offices.


Along with those responsibilities mentioned above you will:

  • Helping manage the client relationship to become the trusted business advisor

  • Taking the lead role in a variety of ad hoc tax advisory projects for HNWI’s

  • Assisting our legal team in probate and estate planning work

  • Interaction and liaison with our Financial Planning Team

  • Reviewing more complex tax returns/IHT/Trust matters and computations

  • Dealing with Non Dom tax advice


  • Chartered Tax Advisor or qualified accountant with extensive tax advisory experience

  • Experience working as a Senior Manager or Director in profession – ideally mid-tier or large regional independent practices

  • Broad experience advising HNWI’s, Trusts and Estate

  • Exceptional client management skills and ability to win business and cross sell

  • Ability to communicate complex tax principles to tax and non-tax audiences

  • Strong team player and a passion for nurturing junior tax professionals


For a full job description please contact if required.


Kreston Reeves will not accept CVs unless The Recruitment Team has instructed you to work on a position.

Kreston Reeves asks that you DO NOT send any speculative CVs to recruiters, Partners or Hiring Managers across any of the offices in Kent, London and Sussex as we will not be liable for any fees obtained through unsolicited/speculative CVS.

Many thanks for your cooperation.