Tax Senior

Job Title: Tax Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Exeter
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: 0384
Contact Name: Keith Lackie
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2019 13:51

Job Description

PKF Francis Clark is about much more than just accountancy. We’re trusted business advisors, working in partnership with our clients to enhance their performance. Their goals are our goals, and through close working relationships (and because we love what we do) when they succeed, so do we.

We are currently looking for a Tax Senior to join our Tax Advisory Services Team (TAS)

Responsibilities will include

Supporting more senior TAS colleagues in tax advisory projects in the following fields:

  • Complex corporate tax compliance
  • R&D tax credit claims
  • Corporate finance transaction tax advisory and due diligence
  • Corporate reconstructions / demergers etc
  • Family Business succession planning
  • Equity incentives and Employment Related Securities
  • EIS / SEIS related matters
  • International business direct taxes matters and structuring
  • Ad hoc business tax advisory
  • Complex direct tax HMRC enquiries
  • Undertaking tax technical research for wider projects
  • Undertaking a number of tax related administrative tasks
  • Involvement with the business development and marketing efforts of the TAS team
  • Undertaking client tax work by careful reference to and consistent with the firm’s procedures, to ensure all assignments are completed to a consistently high standard
  • Assisting in the management of the assignment process, promptly notifying more senior TAS staff of issues/problems encountered throughout and assisting in their resolution
  • Documenting work in a clear and concise manner, ensuring all working papers are legible, easy to follow and well presented
  • Ensure that work is delivered on time and to budget
  • Assisting with the management of work-in-progress, regular and timely billing on all allocated assignments
  • Attending and recording in client / potential client meetings
  • Involvement in internal and external presentations
  • Ensuring all outgoing work is appropriately reviewed and authorised in accordance with the firm’s Tax Manual.
  • Liaise with other departments as necessary on client affairs

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Previous experience in tax compliance preferred but not essential
  • Either part way through study or newly qualified
  • Some demonstrable technical knowledge either from experience or study
  • Awareness of compliance standards imposed by the various regulatory authorities for tax and audit
  • Commercially astute, with a keen analytical and problem-solving mind
  • Organised and able to plan time efficiently in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport quickly with clients
  • Professional and discreet in demonstrating client care
  • Exposure to providing a tax advisory service an advantage (but not essential)
  • Previous experience of Alphatax would be useful
  • Proficient in MS Office 2010 (ie. Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)


  • We will provide support for ongoing relevant study, leading to potential support in respect of CTA, STEP and ADIT where appropriate. Candidates may prefer to go direct to ATT / CTA and we would consider this. On the job training will be given, but with further training identified and supported through our annual development and performance review process.