Established in 1975, Sopher + Co is a trusted business adviser of choice for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals, professional partnerships and expats. Our roots in Elstree led to our early client base in the media and entertainment industry. Since then we have grown immensely, with our portfolio now spanning over 20 industries.
Our success is within our people - with endless opportunities and open-mind approach, Sopher + Co is a place where you can drive your career and ambitions forward, sharing and promoting our commitment to excellent client experience. We take individual approach to our talent and work together to reach mutual goals, whilst building a truly diverse, equal, proud and happy workplace. Our engaged and committed teams of professionals will assist you with achieving your career goals in an atmosphere of respect, understanding and full support.
We are looking for a US/UK Tax Semi-Senior to join our growing Tax team in our Mayfair office. The role offers variety, autonomy and the opportunity to work with an incredibly broad range of clients. You’ll also be responding to client queries, so it’s essential you’ll be comfortable in providing full confidentiality, transparency and exceeding expectations whenever possible.
Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Preparing/first reviewing US/UK tax returns for a portfolio of private clients
- Requesting and chasing tax information from clients and third parties
- Communicating with clients to explain positions taken on tax returns, payment instructions, etc
- Involvement in obtaining new clients, attendance at initial client meetings
- Participating in marketing activity
- Demonstrating technical knowledge in US and/or UK tax law applicable to grade
- Ensuring high level of service to clients and colleagues
- Completing US bank account forms, W8BENs, filing extensions etc.
- Any other ad hoc duties assigned by the Manager
Sopher + Co take pride in their employees and their achievements whilst praising and recognising hard work. We are looking for people who embrace the 3 C’s – change, challenge and commitment. We enjoy working with people who can work well with others and in turn enjoy working amongst a diverse team of professionals.
Ideally you will have relevant experience in a similar role, having completed 2 US/UK Tax sessions. We’ll need you to have a keen eye for detail, teamed with the ability to spot any inaccuracies or duplications and provide resolutions. Efficiency and accuracy are key as well as exceptional interpersonal skills, effective communication and the ability to work to deadlines.
You will also have/be:
- Enrolled Agent/CPA/ATT/CTA/ICAEW/ACCA qualified or part-qualified (desirable)
- Familiar with CCH ProSystem and CCH Central tax preparation programs
- Ability to work under pressure with a good ability to prioritise and implement good time management
- Remain approachable to members of staff and work well as part of a team, sharing knowledge and experience
In addition to the above successful candidate will be organised and commercially minded, displaying level of flexibility, professionalism, confidence and ability to build successful relationships through credibility, trust and mutual respect.
We will offer you a competitive package, including extensive benefits for you and your family, a comfortable warm and friendly environment with great people and the chance to work with some of the most prestigious clients that no other family-based firm can offer. Sopher + Co strongly believe in staff development and continuously encourage internal progression.
Sopher + Co is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and we expect all our employees to act in accordance with this policy, we recognise the key role it plays in the success of our business.