Tax Senior in Colchester at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are recruiting for a Personal Tax Senior to join our team in Colchester, reporting directly to the Directors.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930's with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

We are proudly known as an excellent place to work, with the prized one-star accreditation for employee engagement from Best Companies, an accreditation showing our 'very good' levels of workplace engagement.

What you get back from us;

  • Flexible working
  • Competitive salary
  • Study support package if applicable
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Working and learning directly from our Directors & Managers.
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!

To be authentic, show passion and value relationships is our primary focus at Haines Watts and we are committed to attracting talent based on these principles.

We know that in addition to a competitive salary, our team members want benefits that are flexible enough to meet their needs and to change with them as their priorities change. We offer a wide range of benefits which include holidays, life assurance, company pension scheme and employee assistance programme along with a range of flexible benefits for you to choose. These include local gym membership, critical illness insurance and a fantastic range of cash back and discounts with selected retailers on our rewards website

Duties include:

  • Preparation and review Personal Tax returns
  • Maintenance of registers and monitoring of deadlines
  • Advising clients of tax liabilities in a timely manner
  • Providing support on planning projects and researching technical issues
  • Responding to client queries
  • Review corporation tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC, including compliance checks
  • Professionally represent the firm and its interests in dealing with clients and other professionals.


  • Previous mixed tax experience gained in a practice environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Efficient and organised approach to work
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Has a friendly, positive can-do attitude
  • Likes to work as part of a team
  • Manages own workload and is proactive if help or support is needed
  • Able to juggle a number of jobs whilst demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines are met


At least ATT qualified


  • Good clear communication skills both written and oral
  • Be able to communicate on all level
  • A Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a team or under your own initiative.
  • Be happy to travel for work based assignments and to other offices in the region on a regular basis.
  • Be able to build and develop client relationships

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.

Job Requirements

We are recruiting for a Personal Tax Senior to join our team in Colchester, reporting directly to the Directors.