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Maisie Horrell

Senior 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 Reporting & Strategy Senior Manag...

    £75000 - £100000 per annum + bonus & flexible working

    Tax Reporting & Strategy Senior Manager - London Big 4 up to £100,000 + car allowance + bonus + flexible working My client has a market leading reputation in London and across Europe, with the largest integr...

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  • Customs & International Trade - Multi...

    £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus & flexible working

    Customs & International Trade Associate Director - Multinational Engineering firm London or Birmingham based up to £100,000 per annum + bonus + agile working My client, an American multinational Engineering ...

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  • Corporate Tax Senior

    Negotiable

    Corporate Tax Senior - Milton Keynes The Milton Keynes office client base includes a significant number of owner-managed businesses, including partnerships, sole traders and private companies and UK subsidia...

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  • Tax Technology Operational Transfer P...

    £10000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & flexible working

    Tax Technology Operational Transfer Pricing - London Big 4 up to £100,000 + bonus + flexible working With an unprecedented wave of S/4HANA implementations over the next few years, with tax and finance stakeh...

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  • Corporate Tax Assistant Manager - London

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & flexible working

    Corporate Tax Assistant Manager - London Mid-Tier Accountancy Practice, up to £55,00 My client is actively looking to hire a Corporate Tax Assistant Manager who has experience in a mid-tier or top 10 account...

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  • Mixed Tax Technician - Sussex

    Negotiable

    East Sussex Mixed Tax Technician Description As an Accounting Technician you will work as part of the Accounts team assisting on client accounting and tax compliance tasks. About My Client Work with all type...

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  • Private Client Tax Manager - Eastbourne

    Negotiable

    Private Client Tax Manager - Eastbourne My client is looking for a tax professional with solid private client tax experience to join this 12 partner firm based in Eastbourne, Sussex. Responsibilities The rol...

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  • Are you considering your options foll...

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Flexible working

    Are you considering your options following your CTA results? London Would you like to work for a Big 4 or a Top 10 practice? Do you want exposure to larger clients? Do you want to work alongside the most tal...

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  • Infrastructure Tax M&A Deals - Big 4 ...

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Flexible working

    Infrastructure Tax M&A Deals - Big 4 - London Up to £70K + Car allowance My Big 4 client is looking to recruit at Manager and Senior Manager level within the infrastructure tax team in M&A. This team work wi...

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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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  • 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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  • M&A Tax Senior Manager - Private Equity

    £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus & Flexible working

    M&A Tax Senior Manager - Private Equity Location: London Package: £75,000- £95,000 + Cash Allowance + Big 4 Benefits An outstanding opportunity for a qualified professional with proven M&A tax experience has...

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  • Private Client Tax Senior - Kent

    Negotiable

    Private Client Tax Senior - Kent Competitive Salary + Study Support + Benefits Accountancy Practice based in North Kent are looking for a Private Client Tax Senior to join the established growing team. With ...

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  • Tax Technology Associate Director - L...

    £75000 - £100000 per annum + bonus & flexible working

    Tax Technology Associate Director - London Salary up to £100,000 + £6,000 cash allowance + bonus I am working with a market leading Big 4 Tax Technology team who are looking to rapidly expand their team due ...

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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

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. They provide corporate tax advisory services to FTSE 100 and major corporations across a broad suite of tax services and technical specialisms. They are an independent expert led tax practice with definitive expertise across many areas of tax and a commercial approach to advising our clients. 

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900km run for CALM charity

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With the impact of the pandemic this year taking a huge toll on people’s mental wellbeing, myself and 8 others at Pro-Recruitment Group have decided to raise money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) a small but growing charity, to support their campaigns, increase awareness, and offer our support. ​ Sadly, suicide rates have increased dramatically in both male and female in 2020, with Male suicide rate being at the highest for two decades. CALM is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. CALM runs a free and confidential helpline 0800 58 58 58 and webchat 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems, as well as help from other organisations.  CALM has experienced a record surge in demand for our helpline recently… 37% more daily calls in the first week of the Spring lockdown, to be precise. That’s why, during this second lockdown, myself, Rebecca English, Jennifer Nelson, Kevin Racher, Ashleigh Polakiewicz, Dominic Watt, Chris Davey, Tom Eagle and George Tatnell are aiming to run 100km each during a 30 day period to raise money and awareness for CALM, and hopefully improving our own mental wellbeing at the same time! With fundraising events being cancelled due to the pandemic, this charity needs our help more than ever - help fund CALM's life-saving helpline and webchat. Just £8 pays for a call that could turn someone’s life around. We understand that times are tough, however if you would like to donate, please visit our JustGiving funding page, where any donation is extremely appreciated. Stay tuned to socials for updates on our progress!               

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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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