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Harry Robins

Consultant - Regional Tax

I am currently part of the regional tax practice team, recruiting professionals at all levels of seniority across all specialisms of tax, covering anywhere outside of Greater London.

Previously I was a specialist head-hunter recruiting within the Big Data industry, specifically for Data Scientists within the US market where I developed my skills of sourcing experts within the industry at Manager level or above. During this time, I developed my skills as a recruiter and took pride in not selling roles to candidates but listening to their problems and desires matching them up with the relevant opportunities.

Outside of work I am a keen sports fan having played rugby to national finalist level and now an avid England rugby supporter. I am also a keen golfer having taken it up seriously in the past 2 years, getting involved with competitions at my local club. I also follow the F1 going to the British Grand Prix almost every year as motorsport and cars are a passion of mine.

One of my bucket list trips would be to travel with the Lions rugby team during one of their tours and hope to do this in one of the major southern hemisphere rugby countries.

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  • Head of Property Tax - South Coast

    £60000 - £90000 per annum + flexible working

    Head of Property Tax Up to £90,000 Are you fed up of the commute to London? Would you like to work for the fastest growing accountants in Sussex? The business was established over 100 years ago and is curren...

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  • Head of Property Tax - South Coast

    £60000 - £90000 per annum + flexible working

    Head of Property Tax Up to £90,000 Are you fed up of the commute to London? Would you like to work for the fastest growing accountants in Sussex? The business was established over 100 years ago and is curren...

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  • Corporate Tax Assistant Manager - Rea...

    £50000 - £58000 per annum + benefits

    Corporate Tax Assistant Manager Reading £58,000 + benefits Are you looking for a role which offers high levels of autonomy and freedom? Looking to get involved in advisory projects with multinational clients...

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    £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits

    Private Client Tax Senior Associate Reading £48,000 + Benefits Are you an experienced Private Client Tax professional who is sick of the draining commute to London? Do you want to work with the best professi...

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    Private Client Tax Senior Associate Reading £48,000 + Benefits Are you an experienced Private Client Tax professional who is sick of the draining commute to London? Do you want to work with the best professi...

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  • Employment Tax Consultant - Reading

    £40000 - £60000 per annum + flexible working

    Employment Tax Consultant, Reward Reading Up to £60,000 basic salary Do you want to work for what is widely considered as the leading Employment tax team in the UK? Your main responsibility as a Employment T...

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    £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits

    Corporate Tax Manager Up to £65,000 Reading What is Great About this Corporate Tax Manager Role? Top 10 Practice Flexible and agile working policies Pension with a matched contribution structure of 1% for al...

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    £78000 - £90000 per annum + benefits

    Corporate Tax Associate Director £78,000 - £90,000 basic salary Reading Do you want the opportunity to work on big-ticket projects? Do you want the opportunity to manage a portfolio depending on your current...

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    £77000 - £85000 per annum + flexible working

    Corporate Tax Senior Manager Reading £85,000 Are you sick of the awful commute to London? Do you want to work for the fastest growing Top 10 Practice in the UK? Due to regular new client wins and heavy inves...

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  • Private Client Tax Manager - Godalming

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    Private Client Tax Manager Godalming £60,000 + benefits Are you a Private Client Tax Professional who wants to work for the leading accountants in Surrey? Are you a driven Private Client tax professional who...

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  • Personal Tax Senior - Brighton

    £35000 - £45000 per annum + flexible and agile working

    Personal Tax Senior Brighton £35,000-£45,000 Do you want to work for the fastest growing accountants in Sussex? Overview This Personal Tax Senior opportunity is with a fantastic boutique accountant's that wa...

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    Private Client Tax Manager Southampton £61,000 + benefits Are you a Private Client Tax professional and want to work with a company that offers flexible and agile working? Or are you commuting into London ev...

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  • Private Client Tax Senior - Leatherhead

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + parking + benefits

    Private Client Tax Senior Consultant Leatherhead £55,000 Do you want to work for what is widely considered to be one of the leading Private Client teams in the UK with the opportunity to work with some of th...

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  • Personal Tax Senior - Chobham

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits

    Personal Tax Senior for HNWIs Chobham, Surrey £35,000 + benefits Are you tired of the commute into London? Are you a parent looking to return to work but want a better work-life balance? This Personal Tax Se...

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  • Personal Tax Manager - Brighton

    £47000 - £55000 per annum + flexible working

    Personal Tax Manager Brighton £55,000 This role presents a superb opportunity to join Brighton's leading Accountancy Practices. The firm has an excellent reputation and wide-ranging client base. Responsibili...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager - Southampton

    £48000 - £53000 per annum + flexible working

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  • Corporate Tax Manager - Gatwick

    £70000 - £89000 per annum + flexible working

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  • Tax Associate - Farnham

    £20000 - £26000 per annum + benefits

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  • Corporate Tax Manager - Southampton

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits

    Corporate Tax Manager - Southampton £55,000 + Benefits Southampton Are you a Corporate Tax Assistant Manager looking to take that next step in your career? Do you want an opportunity to work for the most pro...

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  • Corporate Tax Senior - Bournemouth

    £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits

    Corporate Tax Senior Bournemouth £28-35,000 Are you tired of your micro-managing boss? Or simply looking to take that step up in your career with a Top 15 Practice? What is Great About this role? Flexible ho...

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  • Corporate Tax Senior - Brighton

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working

    Corporate Tax Senior Brighton £30-40,000 Are you looking to take that step up in your career with a Top Practice? What is Great About This Role? Study support Fantastic work-life balance with flexible workin...

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    £71000 - £89000 per annum + flexible working

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  • Assistant Manager Corporate Tax - Ips...

    £37000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working

    Corporate Tax Assistant Manager Ipswich £37 - 45,000 Do you want a clear, structured and limitless progression path coupled with a good work-life balance and the option to work from home? What is Great About...

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  • Personal Tax Manager - Epsom, Surrey

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits

    Personal Tax Manager Epsom Up to £50,000 + benefits Are you fed up with the dreaded commute to London? Looking to take that step up in your career with a fantastic local Practice? What is Great About this Pe...

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    £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexible and agile working

    Corporate Tax Senior Associate Leeds £30,000 - £40,000 + benefits Are you sick of the of fashioned working culture at your firm? Would you like the option to choose your own start-finish times and work from ...

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    £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working

    Mixed Tax Compliance Senior Associate Liverpool £30,000 - £40,000 Do you want to work for an international practice with fantastic progression opportunities and industry leading benefits, in a mixed tax role...

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    £48000 - £55000 per annum + benefits

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    £50000 - £60000 per annum + flexible working

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    £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits

    Are you looking to take that step up in your career with a Top Practice? What is Great About This Role? Study support Fantastic work-life balance with flexible working, the option to work from home and the a...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager - Brighton

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits

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    £47000 - £55000 per annum + benefits

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What people say about Harry

What I found really excellent was that the Pro-Tax team send me a schedule for the week and organised all of the interviews. The whole process (from walking in the door to getting an offer) took about three weeks...


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Companies Harry has worked with

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Martin and Company is a boutique firm specialising in Private Client taxation with a strong presence in the South and South West of England.

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5 Difficult Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Posted by Harry Robins

There are several tough questions that employers commonly use in their interview process. Employers might ask you difficult questions to seek out important information, learn about your thought processes, or to gauge your capability with difficult tasks or tricky situations. Tough interview questions vary between industries, but we have explored some of the most common questions and the best way to approach them! 1. Why did you leave your last firm / what did you dislike about your last job Do answer this question honestly. If there are certain things you were not happy with in your last role you need to ensure you don’t end up in the exact same situation in your next role, but try to steer clear of simply listing all the bad things about your last employer. Instead, try to use this question as an opportunity to show how you are looking to better your own career. For example, if you’re unhappy that you haven’t had a promotion, a better way to discuss this would be; ‘In my last company I progressed as far I could’, ‘I reached a glass ceiling where there are no longer any opportunities for growth’ or ‘I want to take on a new challenge and broaden my knowledge’. 2. How do you handle stress? This can be a tricky one and often catches people off guard! Stress tends to be a component in many jobs and employers will want to know you can handle stress constructively and with a good attitude, so make sure you think about this question and have an answer in mind before your interview. You might say that you consult your colleagues and manager in a stressful situation, or ensure you have a good work-life balance to reduce stress and focus on other things outside of work. This will depend on the position you are interviewing for, but make sure to emphasise that you would make an effective plan on how to tackle the problem and relate this to your own experience or potential future role. 3. What salary are you expecting? The best thing to do when it comes to this question is leave it to your recruiter! During your interview process, do what you can to find out as much information as possible about the role and sell yourself, and when asked directly, you can simply say that this is something you’d like your recruiter to discuss - remember, we are able to go back and forth with your potential employer regarding salary and you won’t be stuck in that part of the process! 4. What’s your biggest weakness? Employers typically ask this question to see if you have a sense of self-awareness. To effectively answer this, think about a piece of criticism you have received, or a weakness you are aware of, and explain how you are working to improve this! Try to avoid giving a completely negative answer or an obviously calculated answer like ‘I work too hard’ or ‘I am too committed to my job’. Instead say something realistic like ‘I’ve been working on my ability to provide constructive criticism’ or ‘I sometimes take mistakes too much to heart, but I make sure I don’t make the same mistake again’, and use this question to demonstrate self-awareness and show that you are working to improve. 5. Do you have any regrets? This is a particularly difficult question to answer. Employers might ask this to get a self-assessment from you about the possible shortcomings in your life, but it’s hard to know whether to focus on your personal or professional life! You might choose to say you have no regrets in your life for a certain reason. Or you could show them that you have made mistakes with regards to your career but have learned from them, for example, ‘I always wish I had started the career path I am on now earlier in my life, but I learned skills in my previous jobs that have helped me progress in my career today’. *Bonus question* We recently spoke to a hiring manager and asked them the toughest interview question they ask candidates! “Very often on people’s CV's, they mention their sporting achievements. If they mention rugby, I ask them if they have ever punched someone during a game. It’s a difficult question, because you don’t want to come across as violent, especially in an interview! But the chances are you have... The correct answer would be that the game is a fast, physical and competitive sport and sometimes situations boil over, but once the game is over we would always shake hands and meet up in the clubhouse.” So, there you have it! The best way to approach the toughest interview questions you're likely to come up against in your next interview. While some interview questions are common and often expected, others may surprise you, and it is important to prepare as much as possible for interview scenarios. Our recruitment specialists are here to offer interview advice and guide you through the entire process - from preparing you for the questions you will be asked, to negotiating the best possible salary. For more information on this article or for help with any of your recruiting needs, contact Harry Robins on 020 7269 6355 or harry.robins@pro-tax.co.uk.

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