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Apprentice - September 2019, Reading (Private Client Tax, ATT)

Joining as a Level 4 apprentice, you’ll be a valued member of the firm from day one. You’ll be challenged in the work you do as your skills and knowledge grow. You’ll find a personal approach, coupled with encouragement and support. You’ll push yourself to become the business professional you aspire to be. In addition to a competitive salary and flexible benefits, you’ll receive full study support towards gaining your ATT qualification. We provide the opportunities – you take them. 

Our Private Client Tax department aim to be viewed as a leading provider of 'one-stop-shop' private client services. As part of the team you'll support both private client services and business tax by dealing with compliance for a variety of clients. 

Core responsibilities

  • Prepare and submit tax returns of various types as requested
  • Calculate tax liabilities ensuring they are appropriately communicated to the client and tax payments are correct and made on time
  • Assist in dealing with HMRC correspondence
  • Communicating with clients to obtain relevant information or to resolve queries, dealing with Know your Client and other compliance matters etc
  • Assist with any other aspects of the compliance function.
  • Assist with the preparation of fee proposals for review
  • Be sure all deadlines are met and ensure any difficulties are brought to the attention of a senior team of the Tax department or the Compliance Manager
  • Assist with general administrative duties
  • Develop an awareness of UK taxation.


  • 5 GCSE's grade 4-9 with a 5 or above in English language and maths (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 104 UCAS points (or equivalent), attained or expected
  • Competent using MS office
  • Basic technical and analytical skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to study independently

This role will follow a Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Apprenticeship standard. 

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