Tax Manager – Brighton – £54-62k

This well established independent firm of Chartered Accountants are looking to recruit a qualified tax professional to help manage their tax service offering. You will be expected to manage the tax team to provide both a compliance and advisory service to existing and potential clients which allows the client to maximise their company and individual planning and operating potential within recognised Tax constraints.

Role Specification:

  • Be responsible for a small portfolio of complex tax cases, including HNWIs, non-resident and non-domiciled individuals
  • Prepare complex returns and assist in reviewing returns prepared by other members of the personal tax team, generally the more complex returns
  • Correspond and deal with client enquires in relation to their tax issues and liabilities, ensuring any unresolved issues are referred to the appropriate Partner
  • Initial handling/ identification of both tax planning and tax investigation issues
  • Maintain direct contact with clients and HMRC, in the delivery of an excellent client service
  • Key support to the Partner team in delivering high quality tax advice to our high net worth individuals and owner managed business clients
  • Undertake advisory projects Be technically up-to-date with all relevant tax matters and able to accurately interpret and apply current tax legislation
  • Management of the tax department
  • Maintain overall control of the compliance process
  • Review smaller tax advisory assignments undertaken by tax staff and provide coaching and address outstanding issues prior to delivery to Partner.

Person Specification:

  • Previous experience in a tax compliance and advisory role at manager level
  • CTA, ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Trusts and Estates experience an advantage
  • Commercially astute, with keen analytical and problem-solving mind
  • Organised and able to plan time efficiently in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport quickly with clients
  • Self-motivated and able to show initiative
  • Accurate and able to work well under pressure

This is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution in a forward thinking expanding firm with excellent prospects for further progression to Partner level.


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