Tax Senior

Job Title: Tax Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JN -042021-2558041_1618330061
Contact Name: Hermione Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 13, 2021 17:07

Job Description

  • Based in Milton Keynes this role will report to the Tax manager this Tax Senior role is to assist the managers in dealing with the tax affairs of companies, partnerships, and sole traders. To assist the managers in dealing with the tax affairs of companies, partnerships, and sole traders.

Client Details

Mercer & Hole have been helping clients since 1905, which is a testament to their long-standing reputation. However, their real focus is on the future, both for their client's businesses and for creating wealth for the next generation. They are placed in the UK market as a top 40 accountancy firm, one of the top accountancy firms for private client and as a top financial planning company. They are proud to recognised as an independent UK firm with international reach due to growth they are looking for a Tax Senior based out of their Milton Keynes office.


The Milton Keynes office client base includes a significant number of owner-managed businesses, including partnerships, sole traders and private companies and UK subsidiary companies.

Main duties will revolve around compliance work and will include the following: -

  • Responsible for own portfolio of clients and management of compliance cycle
  • Review of work and corporation tax computations prepared by junior members of staff, providing training and coaching support where appropriate.
  • Preparing corporation tax computations for larger and more complex corporate clients, including completion of tax provision and deferred tax calculations. Finalising company tax returns for client approval and subsequent submission.
  • Working closely with the audit and accounts teams to assist them with tax provisions in accounts.
  • Preparation of tax computations and returns for sole traders and partnerships
  • Preparation of tax returns for directors and partners
  • Drafting correspondence with the client and HMRC
  • Capital allowance reviews
  • Research & development reviews
  • Preparation of capital gains tax computations
  • Claims for relief under EIS and VCT and dealing with the relevant elections
  • Preparation/review of P11Ds, ERS, non-resident landlord and ATED returns
  • Providing support in advising clients on tax planning opportunities including on EIS and reconstructions

As the role develops the candidate will have the opportunity to become more involved in tax planning and advice to clients.


The successful candidate will have 2/3 years' experience working within an accountancy practice, with a Corporate or Mixed Tax background Or you may have a more mixed, all round grounding within accountancy practice so far, having prepared year end accounts, tax and wider service delivery and have a clear and genuine interest in specialising within a tax career moving forward. Ideally you will hold at CTA qualification or studying toward this with excellent communication both written and verbal. This role will require someone who can work without constant supervision and show initiative in dealing with client's.

Job Offer

This Tax Senior is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing practice in the Northern Home Counties and additionally you will be offered;

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • pension
  • Life Assurance 4x
  • 37.5 hours Monday - Friday 0900-1730 with flexi hours
  • Opportunity to be part of fantastic company culture