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Laura Thompson

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Laura Thompson

Associate Consultant - Tax

I specialise in placing Tax professionals within the Tax Practice industry in London. I recruit for some of the Big 4 as well as the Top 20 Accountancy firms, focusing on all professional levels from Tax Assistants to Tax Partners.

 

I recruit across all areas of tax including: Corporate Tax, Personal Tax, Expatriate Tax, Employee Issues, Employment Tax, Share Schemes, PAYE/NIC, VAT, Indirect Taxes, R&D Tax, Trusts & Estates, Immigration and Transfer Pricing.

 

Outside of work, I can usually be found doing something active and outdoorsy. Skiing is my favourite hobby, and I am trying to work my way through the list of countries where you can ski. I’m passionate about travelling and am always planning my next escapade. One of my favourite trips was a four-day motorbike trip of rural Northern Vietnam, crossing the border into China. By some miracle, I survived the trip without having any accidents on my bike, apart from a flat tyre!

laura's latest roles

  • Mixed Tax Senior

    £38000 - £45000 per annum

    Mixed Tax Senior High Barnet £35,000 - £40,000 This is a business-critical role and therefore the hiring process continues during the current Coronavirus crisis but adapts to the situation. The firm are oper...

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  • Tax Specialist/Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Tax Specialist/Manager - Hiring Now London Up to £70,000 This is a business-critical role and therefore the hiring process continues during the current Coronavirus crisis but adapts to the situation. The fir...

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  • US & UK Tax Expatriate Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    US & UK Tax Expatriate Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 Are you a US/UK tax dual handler looking for your next exciting move? Do you want to work for a hugely successful team who place a big emphasis on work...

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  • US & UK Tax Expatriate Tax Assistant ...

    £46000 - £55000 per annum

    US & UK Tax Expatriate Tax Assistant Manager London Up to £55,000 Are you a US/UK tax dual handler looking for your next exciting move? Do you want to work for a hugely successful team who place a big emphas...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager

    £70000 - £85000 per annum

    Corporate Tax Manager London Up to £85,000 Are you money driven and want one of the most competitive salaries on the market? This may well be the role for you! An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Cor...

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  • Private Client Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Private Client Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 The role: Assist in management of portfolio of clients Identify new business opportunities and help develop business Train and supervise staff Increase team's ...

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  • International Tax Manager

    £65000 - £70000 per annum

    International Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 This high profile Big 4 practice is offering a varied International Tax role within their successful international tax team. Due to the success, there's been a ...

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  • Tax Senior

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

    Tax Senior Up to £40,000 London A reputable firm in Central London whose main client base include the biggest names in entertainment and media are looking for a tax senior to join the expanding organisation....

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  • Personal Tax Senior

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

    Personal Tax Senior London A well-established accountancy practice is seeking an enthusiastic and personable Personal Tax Senior to join their current dynamic team. The suitable candidate will be responsible...

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  • Personal Tax Manager

    £60000 - £65000 per annum

    Personal Tax Manager Up to £65,000 London A reputable Practice is hiring a Personal Tax Manager in their London office. What better time after busy season to look for your next role in a sought-after firm? P...

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  • Private Client Senior Associate

    £38000 - £45000 per annum

    Private Client Senior London Up to £45,000 This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established private client practice with high quality, complex clients. The existing and growing client portfolio ran...

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  • UK/US Tax (Dual Handler) - Mixed Tax ...

    £35000 - £44000 per annum

    UK/US Tax (Dual Handler) - Experienced Mixed Tax Senior or Assistant Manager Salary - £35,000 to £44,000 (dependent on skills/experience) A leading international accountancy firm in the music, entertainment,...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Job title: Manager - Corporate Tax (Media) Department: Tax Job Type: Permanent Location: London Salary: Up to £70,000 An opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Tax Manager to join a busy corporate tax team i...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager

    £60000 - £75000 per annum

    Corporate Tax Manager London Up to £75,000 An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Tax Manager to provide high-quality business tax advisory services in a fast-growing leading Corporate tax pra...

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  • Personal Tax Senior

    £38000 - £45000 per annum

    Personal Tax Senior London Up to £45,000 A well-established accountancy practice is seeking an enthusiastic and personable Personal Tax Senior to join their current dynamic team. The suitable candidate will ...

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  • US/UK Expatriate Tax Advisor

    Negotiable

    My client's Private Client Services team combines US and UK domestic tax knowledge to deliver an integrated offering to US individuals based in the UK and to UK individuals requiring US/ UK tax solutions. Th...

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  • Real Estate Tax Senior Associate - To...

    £46000 - £52000 per annum

    Feel like a penholder in your current role and that you're not broadening your corporate tax knowledge? Look no further! A fantastic opportunity for a newly-qualified tax senior to break into corporate tax h...

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  • Trusts Manager

    £45000 - £62000 per annum

    Trusts Manager Reputable Law Firm London A Law Firm based in Chancery Lane is looking to hire a Trusts Manager to join the team. You will be working alongside four other Trusts Managers and supported by Part...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager

    £60000 - £75000 per annum

    Corporate Tax Manager London Up to £75,000 An established firm in Central London is looking for a Corporate Tax Manager to be responsible for their own portfolio of clients including compliance and planning ...

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  • US and UK Tax Associate

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

    US and UK Tax Associate London My clients are a dynamic fast-paced tax accounting practice experiencing rapid growth and looking for driven individuals to be part of the team, helping to deliver world class ...

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  • Tax Specialist - London

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Tax Specialist London Up to £70,000 A leading global consultancy firm who enable organisations to set up their business in different jurisdictions is looking to hire a Tax Specialist to be responsible for de...

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  • Mixed Tax Senior

    £35000 - £42000 per annum

    Mixed Tax Senior North London An established North London accountancy firm are seeking a Mixed Tax Senior to join their expanding team. The firm have a broad range of clients including owner-managed business...

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  • Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Tax Manager South West London Up to £70,000 The successful Tax Manager role will lead the Tax Advisory function at a fast-growing multidisciplinary practice based in South West London. The role offers autono...

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  • US/UK Senior Tax Associate

    £38000 - £45000 per annum

    US/UK Senior Tax Associate London Up to £45,000 My clients are a dynamic fast-paced tax accounting practice experiencing rapid growth and looking for driven individuals to be part of the team, helping to del...

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  • Expatriate Tax - Senior Associate

    £40000 - £49000 per annum

    Expatriate Tax - Senior Associate London Up to £49,000 My Top 10 client is looking to hire a Senior Associate to manage a diverse portfolio of clients, ensuring the company and their cross-border employees a...

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  • Corporate Tax Senior Manager

    Negotiable

    Corporate Tax Senior Manager London Up to £85,000 A highly reputable Central London firm are looking for a Corporate Tax Senior Manager to join their successful London team. What's great about the Corporate ...

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  • Employment Tax Executive/Assistant Ma...

    Negotiable

    Employment Tax Executive/Assistant Manager London I am working with a fantastic firm based in Central London. Having recently met the Employment Tax Director I have been given a remit to recruit an enthusias...

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  • Personal Tax Senior

    Negotiable

    Personal Tax Senior London Up to £42,000 This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established private client practice with high quality, complex clients. The existing and growing client portfolio range...

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  • International Tax Manager

    Negotiable

    International Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 Are you interested in a role that is technically stimulating, rarely routine and offers opportunities to help solve the tax and business issues of companies tha...

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  • Mixed Tax Senior

    £38000 - £45000 per annum

    Mixed Tax Senior High Barnet £38,000 - £45,000 An established, medium-sized accountancy firm who are located walking distance from High Barnet station are recruiting a Mixed Tax Senior for their busy Tax Dep...

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60 Seconds With: Melissa Christopher, Tax Partner at Fitzgerald & Law

Posted by Laura Thompson

Melissa Christopher has been a Tax Partner at Fitzgerald & Law since 2006 and specialises in international expansions and structuring, transfer pricing and tax efficient share schemes. Melissa has a wide range of experience from working in the US, to secondments to a large UK telecoms company and the Department for International Trade, to working at PwC. Melissa speaks to Laura Thompson, Consultant at Pro-Tax, about working at F&L and shares interview tips and the secrets to good leadership. What three traits define you? Optimism, respectfulness, kindness What pet peeve do you have when interviewing? Someone not being truthful. Recruiting the right person is a two-way success. If someone isn’t honest about their requirements, their experience or their priorities, how can either side work out if it’s the right role for the right person? How do you define success? Happy client, happy team. Obviously, it’s an ever-moving target and no-one gets it right all time, but I feel good when clients say nice things about the team, they want to work with us again and when we’re only recruiting because we’ve got to expand the workforce. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? At my age, I’d be a retired international sports star (there’s that optimism!), but if I was starting out again, I’m not sure I’d do anything differently. I enjoy matching people to the right role – any chance of a role in recruitment?! What is your personal philosophy? I don’t knowingly have one, but I hope I treat others as I’d like to be treated. Can I steal a line from Cinderella? Have courage and be kind. What advice would you give to someone in day 1 of their new job? Listen, think, and ask questions. Every day. Preferably not the same questions every day. What’s your favourite thing about your Firm? The people are what defines us. Everyone works hard and does their best for our clients, so it genuinely feels as though we’re all pulling in the same direction. I love the fact that there’s no need to play the internal political games that you sometimes get in larger organisations. What are the secrets to good leadership? We all want to be an inspiration to those around us, but you’ve also got to earn their respect, make sound (and sometimes difficult) decisions, communicate effectively, teach and delegate at the right times and do all of that with humility and a sense of humour. That’s quite daunting when you see it all listed. What makes your Firm unique? There aren’t many firms that really specialise in what we do (inward investment) and I’m confident that by doing it well, we’re teaching skills and providing opportunities rarely found anywhere else. You will struggle to find another company where you know everyone else by name, gain support for valuable qualifications and have the chance to have a secondment to San Francisco, meeting and advising the next generation of fast growth tech companies. Who do you admire most in your industry? I’ve been lucky enough to work with some fabulous people including those at F&L, but I think anyone who keeps their clients, team and family all content deserves admiration. ​ For more information on this article, contact Laura Thompson on 020 7269 6317 or laura.thompson@pro-tax.co.uk.

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