Tax Specialist (part-time)

9-2-3 Jobs
Brockley, London (Greater)
£35-£45k FTE (DOE)
21 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
0518 Tax


In Brief...

Our client's practice has a primary focus on providing high quality tax advisory, compliance and business support services to a range of personal and corporate clients within the creative industries. As it is a small practice, there is a key focus on a highly professional, yet friendly and approachable attitude to our clients.

The current vacancy is mainly in personal tax for individuals/sole traders working in the creative industries, although there may be scope to extend this role to corporation tax compliance and other professional services.

The requirement is 1 day per week to be arranged flexibly. The role would ideally suit a highly skilled candidate for whom flexibility in working hours is a priority.

In more detail...

  •          The ideal candidate will be qualified to ATT level and have experience working in an accountancy practice environment.
  •         Familiarity with Excel, Xero, and Taxfiler software is necessary.
  •          Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •          Have an understanding of the creative industries.  Knowledge of the classical music business would be a tremendous advantage.
  •          The candidate will be capable of working independently and confidently to produce self-assessment tax returns for sole traders/individuals.
  •          Salary in the range of £35-45K pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience.  
  •          Some administrative work may also required to ensure the smooth running of a small practice.

Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Required

  • Be able to produce sole trader accounts from excel or paper-based records.
  • Review and manage the self-assessment tax return process for a portfolio of clients throughout the tax year.
  • Exhibit technical competence to undertake the relevant area of work. To that end, undertake the preparation and finalisation of self-assessment tax returns whilst using and understanding legislation appropriately.
  • In particular, familiarity with the legislation around double taxation of business profits is required.
  • Be capable of taking responsibility for billing tax return fees, keeping accurate records, monitoring own time incurred, completing time sheets accurately, on a timely basis and undertake analysis as directed.
  • Liaise with the client throughout the year and practice the principles of excellent client service at all times.
  • Identify and advise on tax planning opportunities and to undertake specialist technical assignments as required.

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