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Paul Vince

Manager - In-House Tax

I head up the In-House Tax team here at Pro Group; the team specialises in recruiting tax professionals within both Commerce and Industry and Financial Services across all levels from Tax Accountant through to Tax Director. 

I have built a trusted network with strong relationships that have been formed through honesty and integrity; built over the past 15 years placing finance professionals into a mix of FTSE listed through to SME businesses.


Outside of work I am a big West Ham fan and have been a season ticket holder for well over 20 years! When I’m not following the rip-roaring goal scoring Irons around the UK, I can usually be found socialising with friends in a South West London watering hole!


My favourite movie is without doubt, Back to the Future!

paul's latest roles

  • Interim Tax Manager - Battersea

    £350 - £400 per day

    Interim Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 plus bonus Are you a corporate tax specialist looking for your first move in-house? Are you keen on joining an internationally listed business? Do you want to work fo...

  • In House Tax Manager

    £65000 - £70000 per annum

    Tax Manager London Up to £70,000 plus bonus Are you a corporate tax specialist looking for your first move in-house? Are you keen on joining an internationally listed business? Do you want to work for a mult...

  • R&D Consultant

    £35000 - £45000 per annum + Plus benefits

    R&D Consultant London Up to £45,000 Are you graduate looking to start a career within Research & Development (R&D)? Are you interested in a challenging yet rewarding role within a Fortune 500 business? Do yo...

  • Corporate Tax Analyst

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

    We are recruiting a newly created Corporate Tax Analyst role to help support our Senior Tax Manager specialising in Corporate Tax. You will be joining an existing tax team of 6 based in Leeds (and part of a ...

  • UK Tax Accountant

    £50000 - £55000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits

    Tax Accountant Gloucester Up to £50,000 Are you a corporate tax specialist looking to broaden your experience? Are you looking for your first move in-house? Are you a newly qualified accountant looking for a...


What people say about Paul

I feel Paul's approach to the recruitment
industry and as a recruiter is a breath of fresh
air in today's society and look forward to
working with him again soon 

I am happy to recommend Paul as a professional and extremely hardworking recruitment consultant who seeks to achieve a positive outcome for his candidates

I can say from personal experience that
Paul is a true team player, driven, determined
and extremely self-motivated who can
think outside the box


Companies Paul has worked with

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paul's articles


Tax Managers – When is a good time to move In-House?

Posted by Paul Vince

Is there a 'right' time in your career to move from Practice to in-house? As a Tax Manager in Practice you may be considering a move in-house, but when is the best point in your tax career to do this - is the option always there or does the move in-house have an expiry date? The age-old myth would tell us that someone from Practice can move in-house at any point in their career. In fact, this may well have been true a few years back. In 2011, for example, we saw Tax professionals at all levels - Assistant Managers, Managers, Senior Managers and Directors - move in-house. Here at Pro, we even identified some Tax Partners moving in-house. Alas, it's 2019 and the market has changed. No longer can you move in-house at any point in your career. The ripest time to move in-house is either upon qualification or whilst you are still a Manager or (junior) Senior Manager in Practice. As a seasoned Senior Tax Manager in Practice, you will most likely find yourself at a crossroads - you are either being pushed to do Business Development (which is not necessarily the reason you got into tax) or you are being targeted within an inch of your life to hit certain targets to get to Director. Some people think this is the prime point to jump in-house. However, the reality is quite the opposite. As expert recruiters for the tax market, the honest answer is: you are an expensive resource for someone who has no proven in-house exposure, compared to those who have 2-3 years’ experience in-house and are at the same level as you. You may well be put forward for roles and if you know the Head of Tax, you may find you get an interview, but chances are that when the CFO and CEO sign off business cases and meet you for a final interview, the person with the in-house experience may have the edge when it comes to the hiring decision. Don’t get us wrong, it's not impossible to move if you are at this level, it’s just much more difficult and you may be waiting a while for an opportunity to arise. As a Director or Partner, it is rare that you will find an appropriate opportunity to enter an in-house role (unless you are seconded to the business for being a great asset in everything you have done for them already). The number of roles at this level are undoubtedly slowing down and the competition is rife, so someone who is already a Head of Tax will have the edge over someone who is straight from Practice. There is also a big disconnect between the average Head of Tax remuneration and that of a Big 4 or Top 20 Partner, who are too expensive to make the switch (unless of course, they are willing to take a hefty pay cut). So when is the best time to move in-house? So, in essence, the best time to move in-house, in my opinion, is between 1 – 5 years PQE as this is a prime spot for those who are still willing to learn, are still keen to soak up information and those whose salary hasn’t reached a level where you price yourself out of the market compared to those with industry experience who will most likely be on less money than you as a basic salary. Fancy a move in-house? For more information on this article or for in-house Tax jobs in London or Nationwide, contact Paul on 020 7269 6314 or


The Secret to Interview Success

Posted by Paul Vince

Interviews can be intimidating and no matter how much experience you have, unless you fully prepare you’ll run the risk of underselling yourself and missing out on that dream position. It may be cliché but the old adage “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” has never been truer in relation to interviews. We have produced a Secret to Interview Success booklet to assist our candidates with their interview preparation, the printable version can be found here. In this guide, you will find all the hints and tips necessary in order to perform to the best of your ability at interview. We hope you find this booklet useful and if your Pro-Recruitment Group Consultant has not booked you in for a full interview briefing, please get in touch with them to arrange this. Download the booklet here >>