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Jess Johal

Consultant - Tax

I recruit tax professionals for the Top 100 and other boutique accountancy firms across all levels and tax disciplines. My area of specialism is regional recruitment and look after all appointments outside of London. 

My network consists of Tax Partners across the UK who call upon me to provide them with an insight of what my network of tax candidates are doing in various locations. I pride myself on offering my network the best service in the market. 

Having worked at Pro-Tax since 2014, I have always worked in the same area. I have developed an in-depth knowledge into the regional tax recruitment market. To the extent that my geography has improved greatly, I only wish Virgin trains did air miles!! 

Outside of work, I’m an avid runner, completing my first ‘tough mudder’ challenge in 2014. I am also a baking novice, possibly due to my extreme sweet tooth. If I was not in recruitment, I'd be an Astronaut, taking the wanderlust in me to another level!

jess' latest roles

  • Corporate Tax Senior - Leeds

    £30000 - £38000 per annum

    Due to continuous company growth, this boutique practice is looking to add a Tax Senior to join their thriving team based in Leeds. As the Tax Senior, you will be CTA/ACA qualified with 3+ years of experienc...

  • Tax Manager - Work with the best Tran...

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

    You will join a team of experienced and inspired Transfer Pricing Specialists who have consistently performed year on year and who can work independently yet coherently to provide a quality service to your c...

  • Tax Manager - Personal Tax - Birmingham

    £47000 - £55000 per annum

    This well established boutique firm is looking for a Personal Tax Manager to join their exquisite team based in the heart of Birmingham. As the Personal Tax Manager you will be ACA/CTA qualified and have exp...


What people say about Jess

I would like to thank you very much for your best-in-class professionalism, dedication and hard work at finding me a suitable job. I have been in touch with different recruitment agencies and I can confidently say that I have not seen anyone so organised and focused like you.

I am really happy with the service provided by Pro Tax and in particular Jess Johal. Jess handled the process very professionally and always kept me updated, ensured appropriate cover when she was away and put up with my impatience.  

 I just want to say how thankful I am that you helped me get this job. Your help was invaluable and the face to face meeting we had was really nice. In my view you've continued to go above and beyond the involvement of a recruitment agent.


Companies Jess has worked with

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jess' articles


December 2017: Market Update

Posted by Jess Johal

December 2017…where has the year gone! As we enter the final stretch before the Christmas break, we take a look at the trends for December as well as a round-up for the year. As expected, the demand for staff continues to be apparent but we are facing the same old problems. Not enough candidates are looking to explore potential opportunities. Can we blame them? Especially given the current uncertainties from Brexit and surrounding issues. In line with the above, we could expect this to continue pushing up starting salaries and make the market even more competitive as the demand for staff and skill shortages rise. Kevin Green, REC Chief Executive confirmed: “Some hirers are responding by raising starting salaries in an attempt to attract scarce talent, there’s no evidence yet this is leading to pay increases for the wider workforce and those who fail to hire will find themselves in dire straits” As busy season is nearly upon us, we have seen a sudden surge of temporary workers as accountancy practices prepare themselves to be “all-hands-on-deck”. In summary, here at Pro-Tax, we have had a busy year with record billings achieved. Placements appear to Personal Tax and Private Client driven, making up over 30%. Corporate Tax came in at around 20%, whilst Mixed Tax was at the 15% mark. VAT and other specialist areas (employment, business development, M&A to name a few) made up the remainder. It will certainly be interesting to see how the market reacts moving into the new year. In the meantime, Pro-Tax wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and look forward to working with you moving forward!