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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

  • Personal Tax Manager - West Midlands

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

    An ambitious Personal Tax Assistant Manager or Manager is required for this highly reputable independent practice in Birmingham. Based in stunning surroundings, you'll be responsible for an impressive portfo...

  • VAT Manager - Birmingham

    £47000 - £55000 per annum

    With so much activity around the VAT hot topics, would you like to be part of a leading team with an emphasis on some exciting projects? If you are looking to improve your talents and welcome the idea of bei...

  • Senior Tax Manager - East Midlands

    £56000 - £65000 per annum

    An exceptionally varied role has arisen at this strong regional practice which is looking to expand their corporate tax team due to the recent success of client acquisition. They are looking to recruit a new...


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!