Tax Trainee

Peterborough

Service/Department:

Tax

Job type:

Full-time

Description:

Working in a team of four the tax trainee is involved in providing tax services to both corporate and personal tax clients. 

Core responsibilities

  • With appropriate guidance and support, be prepared to learn to draft tax returns for individuals, partnerships and sole traders
  • Prepare corporation tax returns
  • Deal  with HMRC correspondence including reviewing/preparing letters for review
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues within the firm
  • Communicate with clients to obtain relevant information or to resolve queries, deal with client due diligence and other compliance matters  
  • Ensure deadlines are met and that issues or difficulties that arise are brought to the attention of the senior team members; and keep senior team members up to date with progress of work
  • Develop a knowledge of UK and other taxation matters; research and problem solve by using HMRC manuals, tax legislation and other material in addition to seeking advice from more senior members of the department
  • Work with our tax software, CCH
  • Work with the practice management software, APS
  • Save all correspondence with clients in the document management system, Virtual Cabinet
  • Develop knowledge of double entry and bookkeeping skills
  • Develop soft skills for communicating with clients
  • Follow instructions of tax associate
  • Work as part of a team to achieve deadlines

Studying

  • Study towards the relevant tax qualification – ATT or CTA
  • Balance studies and working full time with generous study leave provided by the firm.

Requirements

  • Must be able to live and work in the UK.
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 with a 6 or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Competent knowledge of the Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to deliver accurate work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Demonstrate a commitment to delivering a first class service to clients, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills, both written and verbally
  • Time management skills including prioritising
  • Willingness to assist in other departments when required

Role reports to:

Tax Associate


Salary/benefits

What we can offer you:
  • A dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression.
  • Competitive salary (market rate) depending upon experience.  Salary is reviewed annually.
  • Extensive internal and on-the-job training.
  • Paid study together with generous study leave 
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • 20 days annual leave (increasing with service) in addition to statutory bank holidays.
  • Life assurance cover of four times salary.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s annual bonus scheme.

Experience

  • Ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines whilst maintaining high level of accuracy
  • A commitment to delivering a first class service to clients, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Planning and prioritising skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Keen to add value to clients’ businesses
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills, both written and verbally
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of GDPR regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
  • Ability to adopt new technology and procedures
  • Adaptable and flexible in attitude

The organisation

Moore is a fast-growing, top fifteen accounting and advisory network, with offices throughout the UK and members across the globe.  In the East Midlands firm, we have offices in Corby, Northampton and Peterborough.
 
We offer a complete solution for businesses and individuals. As well as the usual services of accounts, tax advice and audits we also offer a complete payroll service, strategic business planning, corporate finance, inheritance tax planning and much more.