Private Client Tax Accountant

Job Title: Private Client Tax Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Salary: Study support
Reference: 4010990_1624520651
Contact Name: Cara Whyte
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 24, 2021 08:44

Job Description

Private client tax job in Bury St. Edmunds. CTA study support offered

Hays are recruiting a Tax Executive for an exciting opportunity in Bury St Edmunds. The role will be joining an expanding firm working with a varied portfolio of clients, both locally and internationally, predominantly relating to the private client and owner managed business sector.

The main duties of the role will include the following;

  • Preparation of complex self-assessment tax returns and related tax calculations for individuals and partnerships using the firm's software (CCH), for review by a senior member of staff;
  • Review of self-assessment tax returns and related tax calculations for individuals and partnerships prepared by junior members of staff;
  • Ensuring all tax permanent and compliance files are prepared in line with the firm's guidance and regularly maintained;
  • Provide support on planning projects and researching technical issues on tax advisory work. Drafting clear, concise and accurate advisory letters for review by a senior member of staff;
  • Managing own portfolio of clients including correspondence, telephone calls and attendance at meetings and ensuring relevant file notes are completed and filed on CCH;
  • Ensuring internal and risk management procedures of the firm are adhered to including adherence to the tax department procedures;
  • Controlling client portfolio in relation to timescales and client perceptions and ensuring all relevant members of staff are informed of client issues;
  • Training of junior staff and liaising with their line manager;
  • Understand the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service and assisting with billing as appropriate;

The ideal candidate would be CTA/ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent, however applications will also be considered from ATT/AAT qualified candidates, with relevant experience.

Salary and rewards package;

  • A competitive starting salary.
  • 24 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase/sale scheme.
  • Matching employer pension contributions of up to 6% salary.
  • Salary sacrifice arrangement, available for pension contributions.
  • Income Protection if you are off work due to long term illness or injury equal to 50% of salary until State Pension Age.
  • Death in service benefit (4 x basic salary).
  • Private Health Insurance - Individual cover available.
  • Paid study-leave (where appropriate)
  • All professional exams, study books, revision courses and resources paid for where appropriate (at the first attempt).
  • Up to two professional subscriptions paid for.
  • Encouragement to develop and learn by attending training courses and CPD events.
  • Soft skills workshops.
  • Employee Assistance programme.
  • Length of service recognition.
  • Social events paid for or subsidised by the firm.

Please apply directly online or contact Cara Whyte at Hays to discuss in complete confidence

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