Personal Tax Assistant - Edinburgh, Stirling or Kirkcaldy in Edinburgh, Stirling or Kirkcaldy at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 7/18/2022

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Job Description

It's not all about the numbers!

Traditionally accountancy has been all about numbers and commercial considerations; but not here at Haines Watts. We really strive to build lasting, valued relationships and to make a tangible and meaningful impact. It is our clients' success that drives us and we are proactively committed to helping our clients and colleagues achieve their business and life goals in a passionate and authentic way, as these are the key traits that underpin everything we do.

At the heart of our firm is our colleagues, which is why team engagement has become more important than ever before. We have achieved 1-Star recognition from Best Companies for this and we are also one of the Top 10 best accountancy firms to work for in the UK, investing heavily in colleague wellbeing and mindfulness. As the face of the workplace has shifted since the pandemic, we have adapted and challenged what the working environment looks like for our teams, creating an environment fit for the future.

We're committed to improving diversity and inclusion, not just in terms of background but also in terms of diversity of thought and skills. We are curious about how we can help shape the future of accountancy and advisory for the next generation which is why we decided to become a National Sponsor of the Reach Next Generation Summit, aligning our values with action.

Personal Tax Assistant

The successful candidate will be working closely with the tax team and mangers across our 3 offices. It is essential that candidates can work effectively as part of a team, in a client-facing role.

This an opportunity for an organised and focused individual to flourish by gaining well-rounded tax compliance exposure.

A wide range of benefits would be available to the successful individual to include a highly competitive remuneration package, pension and flexible working hours.

The work will include preparation of personal and partnership tax returns and capital gains computations for a variety of clients.

Duties include:

  • Building relationships and interacting with colleagues to provide excellent client service
  • Ensuring that all internal and client based, and legislative deadlines are met
  • You would be expected to contribute to tax advisory projects
  • Liaising with HMRC
  • Monitoring your chargeability and assignment budgets proactively
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that the firm's standard processes are used in the production of compliance tax work and ensuring that technical standards are maintained
  • Various ad-hoc work as it arises


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience in personal tax, in an accountancy firm is a must
  • ATT qualified or qualified by experience
  • Is comfortable interacting with colleagues, clients, potential clients and connectors on all levels with the ability to change your communication style to suit to occasion

Qualifications:

ATT qualified or qualified by experience. Study support may be provided for a candidate wishing to complete ATT

What you get back from us:

  • Flexible working
  • Competitive salary
  • Study support package if applicable
  • Excellent personal development programmes
  • Structured development and technical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package

The Haines Watts Way:

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA

If you are keen to secure a progressive role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great career progression, please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.