Grant Thornton UK LLP

Transaction Tax Assistant Manager, Open to flexible working

2 days left

London (Central), London (Greater)
30 Oct 2020
27 Nov 2020
Contract Type

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy in TAS Tax. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:

Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this TAS Tax role.

  • Making quality second nature – This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do. 
  • Own your own work – Lead from the front in-regards to delivering client work, engaging with the greater Tax teams to ensure correct skill utilisation on all projects.
  • Be a part of a team – Take responsibility for developing more junior team members, understanding their carer aspiration and support in this delivery.
  • Build your brand – Engenders trust and respect from the client by producing high quality tax advice accurately, delivering to expectations, responding quickly to client demands and delivering to deadlines. Is actively involved in client meetings, concisely and confidently answering client queries. Provides intelligent and creative solutions to client tax issues both reactively and proactively.

The role and what to expect


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and takes an active role in cross selling.
  • Builds an understanding of the potential for selling into clients.
  • Seeks to participate in business development activities and contributes to sales pitches, for own team as well as the wider firm.


  • Builds a rapport with the individual client and develops a clear and detailed understanding of the business and client expectations.
  • Meets clients demands, keeping them up to date with progress and engenders trust and respect.
  • Deals with a wide range of technical issues and client situations.
  • Provides intelligent and creative solutions to client tax issues both reactively and proactively.
  • Writes high quality tax reports, professionally presented documents, requiring minimal input from directors or partners.

Tax Delivery

  • Responsible for planning and performing tax consultancy assignments.
  • Prepares and files ruling requests on behalf of our clients.
  • Acts as a first point of contact on specific projects for any queries from the business.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyse potential solutions and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Accurately interprets advice obtained from other specialists and questions where required.
  • Presents solutions to increasingly complex technical issues.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of technical risk through well supported research.

Client take- on / risk management

  • Has a sound awareness and adherence to the firm's risk management processes and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with internal procedures including the completion of take-on.
  • Ensures bills are raised and costs are collected on a timely basis.
  • Mitigates risk through review and involvement of senior team members.

The minimum criteria

  • Professional qualification ACA, ICAS, CA or ACCA or CIPFA
  • Experience of TAS Tax


  • Works effectively with all members of the team, building the confidence and respect of peers and subordinates.
  • Reviews and mentors executives giving regular feedback, timely performance reviews and provides development opportunities.
  • Manages a team on specific projects.
  • Provide on the job development to executives.
  • Actively seek opportunities to attend workshops to develop technical and personal skills.
  • Demonstrates a clear appetite for self development through the performance review and personal development plan processes. Reviews work afterwards for learning points.

Operations and results

  • Ensures bills are raised and costs are collected on a timely basis.
  • Manages work in progress to ensure recoverability goals can be met.
  • Monitors invoices raised and cash collected in a timely manner to ensure aged debtors do not escalate.
  • Meets own financial target set.

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.


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