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ACA Graduate intake January 2019 – Business Tax

Reporting to

  • Tax Partners
  • More senior members of the Business Tax department in respect of specific assignments

The team

The Business Tax department provides bespoke taxation services to its clients and deals with all queries from basic compliance through to high-level advisory work.It prepares tax returns and computations, carries out tax planning/consultancy work, and deals with HMRC, clients and third parties

Role purpose

To assist in all day-to-day aspects of the business tax compliance function.To assist in the provision of consultancy work and business development, as required.

Core responsibilities

  • Prepare:
  1. corporation tax computations at both provision and final stage
  2. corporation, partnership, personal and overseas landlord tax returns
  3. deferred tax calculations for inclusion in the final statements, as required
  • Assist in dealing with HMRC correspondence including obtaining relevant information from audit files etc
  • Assist in dealing with client correspondence including the preparation of tax payment adviceletters for review
  • Assist with a portfolio of clients ensuring they are kept up to date with relevant progress of their computations, tax matters and deadlines
  • 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, including updating Alphatax on a regular basis
  • Assist with the preparation of fee proposals for review
  • Ensure deadlines are met and issues or difficulties that arise are brought to the attention of the senior team members; liaise with senior team members to regularly communicate progress of work
  • Assist with general administrative duties
  • Develop an awareness of UK taxation and accounting matters, including accounting standards and double entry book-keeping

Other

  • Be aware of and comply with the firm’s policies at all times
  • Record time accurately using the Practice Management System
  • Any other duties appropriate to the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training
  • Be aware of the firm’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance
  • Ensure continuing professional development is up to date at all times

Attributes, Requirements, skills

  • Study for an accountancy qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • Study for a taxation qualification (ATT or equivalent)
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Competent at relevant computer applications, Excel, Alphatax and PerTax
  • 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 apply relevant skills to new scenarios

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