Corporate Tax Manager - Reading

Ref: 21 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 Sep 2020
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Leading Accountancy Firm based in Reading, Berkshire require a Corporate Tax Manager. This is a full time permanent role with opportunities for progression so if you’re an Assistant Manager looking for a step up or a Manager looking for a new and exciting challenge with scope for progression read on….

You will work closely with the tax partners delivering UK and cross-border special and project based work, and overseeing larger or more complex compliance work with a portfolio of existing clients, ranging from owner-managed companies to quoted groups. You will also be involved in business development initiatives and working with the team to generate new work.

You should be qualified ACA/CTA (or equivalent) with extensive practical tax experience (e.g. managing compliance for large groups, R&D, property taxes/capital allowances, group restructures would be ideal). You will also be able to work as part of a team, liaising with other tax specialists, and audit and corporate finance colleagues whilst using your own initiative.

Your people responsibilities as the Corporate Tax Manager

  • Demonstrating personal commitment to work and team success; showing positive attitude and enthusiasm for work and taking initiative to improve process/situations when appropriate.
  • Consistently treating colleagues with fairness and respect, helping to provide opportunities for everyone to contribute and succeed.
  • Providing and being receptive to regular and constructive feedback that improves self and others. Continually developing skills and knowledge.
  • Influencing, changing and shaping the direction of a particular activity, either internally and/or externally.
  • Coaching members of staff through sharing experience and knowledge appropriately.
  • Providing on-the-job training for developing colleagues.
  • Participating in service line, office and firm wide activities.

Your direct client responsibilities as the Corporate Tax Manager

  • Leading work on UK and cross-border tax advisory projects, reporting to tax partners.
  • Overseeing compliance work on larger or more complex clients.
  • Developing relationships with clients and contacts.
  • Identifying opportunities to take additional services to clients and contacts, including corporate taxes, VAT, personal taxes, payroll taxes, corporate finance support etc.
  • Acting at all times with the Firm’s best interests in mind. Acts with integrity in all dealings.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the different types of risk, understanding the Firm’s approach and policies for managing risk in relevant business and applicable legal and regulatory rules and following policies.
  • Considering and managing risk (reputational, operational and credit) in all interactions with clients.
  • Showing a sense of urgency and understanding of how their work (including speed, attention to detail, and quality) impacts the Firm’s ability to serve clients.
  • Demonstrating an application and solution-based approach to problem solving, referred to for research on delivery of solutions in that field on client assignments.
  • Identifying areas requiring improvement in the client’s business processes and possible recommendations for the client.
  • Taking primary responsibility for financial performance on your client and project work.

Qualities of the Corporate Tax Manager

  • Ability to execute work efficiently, delivering excellent service and bringing the full breadth of the firms capability to support our clients.
  • Act as a role model for members of the team, providing on-the-job coaching.
  • Adhere to the firm’s risk management policies at all times.
  • Deliver work to the highest quality.
  • Solid understanding and application of UKGAAP accounting fundamentals and applications; proficient in basic technical techniques (valuations, modelling, spreadsheets).
  • Ability to provide fast and intuitive analysis; correctly interpreting data, including financial statements and source documents.
  • Demonstration of the ability to effectively understand and manage risk issues.

The ideal Corporate Tax Manager will be ACA/CTA qualified with significant Corporate Tax and accounting experience and in return will receive a salary between £60k-£80k plus Pension, Life Assurance, Flexi Benefits Package plus Global Secondment Opportunities