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Maisie Horrell

Consultant - Tax

Here, at Pro 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 graduates to senior managers. I focus on the full range of taxation disciplines including Corporate, Personal, VAT, Employment, R&D, Share Schemes and Investigations.

I work closely with my clients and partners, enabling a specialised and thorough approach. Myself and the team listen and understand our candidates and clients needs, delivering to specification each time.

My recruitment career started in Australia, where I specialised predominantly in the construction sector. With my recent move back to London, I am excited to build my knowledge and network within the tax industry.

After backpacking through S.E Asia a couple of years ago, my favourite destination must be Vietnam… The street food was sensational!

maisie's latest roles

  • Tax Senior - West Sussex

    £26000 - £32000 per annum + + full study support

    Tax Senior - West Sussex - c.£30,000 Private Client Focus - Compliance & Advisory What can they offer you? Opportunity to progress your skills and experience Agile working hours Paid overtime or take time of...

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  • Transaction Tax Associate Director - ...

    £80000 - £100000 per annum + cash allowance + bonus

    Transaction Tax Associate Director - Funds Big 4 - London My client is looking to recruit into the M&A tax team in London. This role will focus on advising asset managers and alternative investment funds. Yo...

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  • Customs & International Trade Special...

    Negotiable

    Customs & International Trade Specialist - London Flexible working opportunities available - 2 days in the office minimum Salary - flexible depending on experience My Top 10 client is looking for a Customs a...

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  • Big 4 Path to Partner M&A Team

    £75000 - £100000 per annum + very competitive benefits package

    The M&A team within this Big 4 Firm is a dynamic and fast moving environment, winning notable, high profile deals and growing significantly year on year. This is a team which is structured in a unique way en...

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  • Real Estate & Infrastructure Tax Assi...

    £80000 - £105000 per annum + 20% bonus

    Real Estate & Infrastructure Tax Assistant Director London - Boutique Firm - up to £105,000 My client is looking for an experienced Senior Manager/Assistant Director to join the Real Estate and Infrastructur...

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  • M&A Tax Senior Manager - Big 4 - London

    £75000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Flexible working

    M&A Tax Senior Manager - Big 4 Location: London Salary: £75,000- £100,000 + Cash Allowance + Benefits An M&A Tax Senior Manager is required to join a successful deals team, working for one of the Big 4, offe...

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  • Tax Manager - Real Estate Tax/M&A/Pri...

    £53000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus & Flexible working

    Tax Manager required with a Real Estate tax/ M&A or Private Equity background to work for one of the Big 4. Location: London Package: £53,000-£68,000 +Big 4 Benefits An outstanding opportunity for a ATT, CTA...

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  • Personal Tax Senior

    Negotiable

    Personal Tax Senior Salary depending on experience My client is looking for an experienced Tax Semi-Senior or a recently appointed Tax Senior to join the growing Tax team. The role offers variety, autonomy a...

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  • US/UK Tax Semi-Senior London

    Negotiable

    US/UK Tax Semi-Senior London Salary negotiable on experience My client is looking to hire a US/UK Tax Semi-Senior to join a fast growing Tax team in London. The role offers variety, autonomy and the opportun...

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  • VAT Manager - Oxford

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + + bonus + benefits

    VAT Manager - Oxford Reputable firm - salary up to £65,000 Competitive salary and benefits package Generous holiday allowance Flexible working Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors...

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  • Personal Tax Manager Kent CTA Qualified

    £50000 - £68000 per annum

    Personal Tax Manager Kent CTA Qualified - Salary up to £68,000 Salary negotiable depending on experience My client, a well-known accountancy practice based in Kent is seeking an experienced Personal Tax Mana...

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  • Tax Senior - Maidenhead - CTA Qualified

    Negotiable

    Tax Senior - Maidenhead - CTA Qualified Salary negotiable + bonus + flexible working (option to work from home part time) Role: Primarily, managing the preparation of Self Assessment and Trust & Estate Tax R...

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  • Business Tax Manager - Top 10 - South...

    £55000 - £63000 per annum + + bonus

    Business Tax Manager - Top 10 - Southampton Salary negotiable depending on experience I am looking to speak to an experienced Corporate Tax Senior/ Manager to join my client's team based in Southampton. It i...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager - Kent

    + bonus

    Corporate Tax Manager - Kent Salary negotiable depending on experience My client, a well-known accountancy practice based in Kent is seeking an experienced Corporate Tax Manager to join the team to support i...

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What people say about Maisie

Overall, the experience was fantastic. I felt that Pro-Tax were completely on my side and guided me through the process well. Most of all, I appreciated all of the hard work that the Pro-Tax team did for me...


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Companies Maisie has worked with

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PwC is the leading provider of tax services in the UK, in terms of the reputation, size and scope of the tax practice. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work they do is diverse. They lead the debate with tax authorities and governments in the UK, changing the way we all think about tax

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maisie's articles

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted the London Tax Job Market?

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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of people right around the world in a way that has most probably never been seen before. Most people are uncertain of what lies ahead in the next few months, and job security is undoubtedly one that is at the forefront. While no jobs are completely sheltered from an economic fallout, there are certain industries which will be impacted less when a recession hits, one of which is accounting, according to many economists. Accountancy is considered to be the sixth most secure profession around. Indeed, in terms of accountancy as a recession-proof industry, it has ranked as the top position for salary and security. Skilled accountants can always pick up consultancy work in areas of risk advice – especially relevant during rockier periods such as recessions – and in more healthy economic climates, growing businesses will always be glad of the assistance. Essentially, accountancy is not – and will almost certainly never – be a ‘luxury’ service. It is essential. As long as businesses continue to operate, they’ll continue to require assistance from financial professionals. After various recessions, economic turbulence, and Brexit, the tax market has remained solid. Of course, there always needs to be adjustments, but the tax market has remained buoyant enough compared to others. Despite the uncertainty of the past few weeks whilst people adjust to the remote way of working, I am seeing more and more of my clients returning to ‘business as usual’. This includes pushing forwards with recruitment and continuing interview processes through video conference or Skype. Once we are through the worst of COVID-19, the tax consultancy industry should see an increase in demand, as well as a need for further tax professionals. Accountancy practices will need to keep recruiting in order to continue growing and meet this demand. The good news is that there's a clear pattern of markets overreacting to events like this, usually recovering before the worst is over, and recovery tends to be quick. If you are open to considering your next step in your career, I am working on a number of different roles, including: Restructuring Tax Assistant Director – up to £95,000 + 20% bonus Restructuring Tax Manager – up to £75,000 + 20% bonus Real Estate & Infrastructure Tax Manager – up to £75,000 + 20% bonus Transfer Pricing Director FS – up to £130,000 + 20% bonus VAT Analyst/Associate – up to £50,000 + 20% bonus So, the message is one of positivity. If you are worried about your job or business, need career advice, or are simply looking for market intel, please feel free to contact Maisie Horrell on 020 7269 6337 or maisie.horrell@pro-tax.co.uk.

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What to Expect When Joining the Big 4? "My Experience at PwC"

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Joining a Big 4 firm can seem daunting when you don't know exactly what to expect or what you'll be doing when you first join. Maisie Horrell, Consultant at Pro-Tax, spoke with a female tax professional who recently joined PwC. She previously worked for a Top 10 accountancy practice for five years before making the move to the Big 4 with the help of Pro-Tax. Below, she speaks about the interview process at PwC, what happened in her first week on the job, and the difference between working at a Top 10 and a Big 4 firm. What were your reasons behind wanting to move to PwC? I wanted to make the move to PwC primarily because I wanted to gain more exposure working with larger clients and I wanted to work in a larger team that would enable me to learn from others around me. I was slightly worried at first that as a Big 4 firm, they were going to want ‘blood sweat and tears’ as this is often a common perception, but since my very first meeting with PwC I have been pleasantly surprised! What was the interview process like and how did you find it? The interview process at PwC was surprisingly stress-free, slick and very informative. It consisted of a first stage meet-and-greet with two Directors, where I was able to find out more information about the team I would be joining, the role, and what my day-to-day role would look like. I received feedback within just a couple of days and my final-stage formal interview was arranged very quickly. As opposed to the first meet-and-greet stage this interview focused more on technical questions and my suitability for the role, but I still felt at ease and comfortable the whole hour I was being interviewed. Three days after my formal interview I received an offer, which I was delighted about! The fact that it was such a quick process which made me feel at ease, made the idea of moving to PwC all the more attractive to me. I was invited back again to meet other people on my team in an informal setting, just so I could get a feel for the working environment and culture, which was fantastic as it meant that on my first day I already knew some friendly faces. What was your first week at PwC like? Day 1 - PwC Induction I was invited to listen to guest speakers who talked through how to manage stress and the best ways to achieve a good work-life balance, which in today’s world I think is incredibly important. Day 2 - Tax Induction There was a group of around 30 people from across all areas of tax within PwC, and we participated in group interactive exercises. Day 3 - Office Tour On the third day I had a tour of the building and I met my allocated buddy. Day 4 - Introductions I had my first day in my team with introductions to everyone I would be working closely with and getting to know the ropes. What have you found positive moving from a Top 10 to a Big 4 Firm? From day 1 you are allocated a ‘career coach’, who is usually a Manager or Senior Manager within your team who helps you with all areas of your career development, including promotions, work allocation, options to specialise, and secondment opportunities (whether this is internationally or to different departments within tax or the wider business) Every Wednesday my particular team has a fundamentals session for juniors - this is a training session where as a group, we discuss new tax legislation On Thursday each week we then have a Business Development session and discuss how we can take new cases to market, which is very helpful in enabling the team to become more commercially minded - something I have noticed about everyone at PwC from the very beginning of my career here I have also noticed that the way PwC advises is a lot more innovative than at my previous firms - the ways in which people work here is inspiring, and they continuously spot opportunities in other areas of the market that I don’t think other teams would right away I have found that I am working with such a mix of personalities - both my team and the wider business are so diverse and I’ve met such a wide range of people which makes work all the more interesting. This also means that I can bounce ideas off more people, making my work well-rounded as I learn from the people around me The business is all completely paperless which means everything runs smoothly and efficiently, with processes you wouldn’t always necessarily find at a smaller firm Unlike the common perception I haven’t found myself, or anyone else on my team, working crazy long hours, and having a healthy work-life balance is encouraged from day one Working at PwC I have noticed a much quicker turnaround in terms of work - when comparing this to firms outside of the Top 10, firms can sometimes lack innovation and urgency Everyone delves much deeper into the technical analysis of everything we do so that we can improve and innovate constantly, and as a firm PwC invests so much in improving themselves as well as their technology and systems One final and important thing that PwC do really well, is investing in people. They invest so much into personal development - you are encouraged to carve a niche for yourself from the beginning and to ask for feedback on everything, so you can improve after every piece of work you do. Your career is totally in your hands and you are given every opportunity to progress and develop. I think that working at PwC is going to make me a much more well-rounded advisor and for me, it's the best place to be for self-development and career progression - it’s an opportunity that I don’t think I fully appreciated until I actually got here! For more information on this article, or to speak to Maisie Horrell about making your move into a Big 4 firm, contact her on 020 7269 6337 or maisie.horrell@pro-tax.co.uk.

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60 Seconds With: Tom Campion, VAT Director at PwC

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Tom Campion is VAT Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Tom previously worked as VAT Assurance Officer at HM Revenue & Customs, and has been with PwC for over 14 years, working as VAT Senior Manager until becoming VAT Director in July 2018. Tom speaks with Maisie Horrell, Consultant at Pro-Tax about working at PwC, what makes the firm unique, and the secrets to good leadership. What three traits define you? Approachable, transparent and commercially focused. What pet peeve do you have when interviewing? A lack of preparation, for example, not being able to talk around a challenging technical assignment the candidate has recently been working on. How do you define success? Achieving/exceeding the objectives that both my teams and my clients set. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? Something to do with motorsport! What is your personal philosophy? Always try to communicate with clarity. What advice would you give to someone in day 1 of their new job? Make sure you introduce yourself to your key stakeholders and take notes of what you are being told! What’s your favourite thing about your Firm? The opportunities that PwC presents to continuously challenge and develop yourself. What are the secrets to good leadership? Ensuring your team are fully engaged and working towards a clear vision. What makes your Firm unique? PwC's focus on innovation and constantly evaluating the way we do business in order to identify opportunities for improvement. Who do you admire most in your industry? A number of the Tax Partners at PwC are extremely inspiring! For more information on this article, please contact Maisie Horrell on 020 7269 6337 or maisie.horrell@pro-tax.co.uk.

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