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Tax Senior

Job Title: Tax Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Salary: 35000 - 45000
REF: 1297
Contact Name: Paul Phipps
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Our client, a prestigious accountancy practice in Slough, is looking to recruit an experienced Personal Tax Senior to join its tax team.  This is a friendly, medium sized firm that offers ongoing support and training.

As a senior member of the team, the successful candidate will take responsibility for providing a quality client service to a portfolio of personal tax clients including high net worth individuals, directors, sole traders and partnerships.

Reporting to the Tax Manager, the Personal Tax Senior will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Preparation of both routine and complex personal tax returns including capital gains tax computations, share scheme disclosures and rental income accounts for individuals, trusts and non-resident companies    
  • Reviewing sole-trader and partnership tax computations and capital allowance claims          
  • Communicating directly with clients on all aspects of their personal tax affairs and be able to explain their tax position to them without the use of technical language as required
  • Calculate and advise on pension planning
  • Contribute to advising non-UK residents, non-UK domiciles and be aware of ATED compliance
  • Handle correspondence with HMRC, including notices of enquiry
  • Resolve notice of coding errors and changes on behalf of clients directly with HMRC
  • Complete / review P11Ds and P11D(b) and handle STBV reporting
  • Be able to deal with ad-hoc technical queries from other teams e.g. payroll / accounts         
  • Identify areas of risk and highlight these matters to the manager and relationship partner
  • Carry out AML compliance in accordance with the firm’s policy
  • Keep up to date with relevant technical matters
  • Manage work in progress and billing of work
  • To market and promote the services of the department and the practice to new and existing clients
  • In addition to these functions, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required

To be considered for this role, applicants will demonstrate the following experience, skills and attributes:

  • Be qualified ATT, CTA, ACCA, ACA or an exceptional qualified by experience accountant
  • Preferably have a good educational background
  • Have at least five years’ experience of personal tax within a UK multi-partner practice
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office suite ie, Word, Excel (including pivot tables) and Outlook
  • Experience of CCH Central personal tax, corporation tax and document management would be advantageous
  • An understanding of how to navigate proprietary accounting software packages, such as Sage, QB and Xero would be beneficial
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

As Personal Tax Senior, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary (depending upon experience) a supportive and friendly working environment, a performance related bonus scheme and free parking.