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Yahna Wilson

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Yahna Wilson

Candidate Consultant | Tax

With over 10 years of experience supporting the full recruitment cycle, she has experience with working with Big 4. As well as the likes of Nestle, IBM and British Airways. Most recently she worked in-house for KPMG Recruitment Operations Team.
 

With over 10 years of experience supporting the full recruitment cycle, she has experience with working with Big 4. As well as the likes of Nestle, IBM and British Airways. Most recently she worked in-house for KPMG Recruitment Operations Team.
 

Outside of work, Yahna enjoys travelling to sunnier climates with both her son and partner and will often be found on a beach! Otherwise, she'll be on the sideline of a pitch watching her son play football!

yahna's latest roles

  • Transfer Pricing Tax Manager - London

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + Cash Allowance

    If you're after a career that will keep you on your toes, this fantastic Top 10 Accountancy practice is currently expanding their transfer pricing tax team across all levels, therefore they're looking for ta...

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  • Transfer Pricing Assistant Tax Manage...

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + Cash Allowance

    A brilliant Top 10 Accountancy practice is currently looking for an Assistant Manager to join, during a time of expanding their transfer pricing tax team across all levels. This fantastic team is currently m...

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  • Transfer Pricing Senior Tax Manager -...

    £80000 - £90000 per annum + Cash Allowance

    This fantastic opportunity comes from a Top 10 Accountancy practice who are currently expanding their transfer pricing tax team across all levels, therefore they're looking for talented professionals with al...

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  • Transfer Pricing Senior Tax Associate...

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Cash Allowance

    A Fantastic Top 10 Accountancy practice is looking for a Transfer Pricing Tax Senior Associate to join their rapidly growing team of ex-Big 4 talented professionals. The key responsibility will be for the in...

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  • Transfer Pricing Associate Director -...

    £90000 - £100000 per annum + Cash Allowance

    If you're after a career that will keep you on your toes, this fantastic Top 10 Accountancy practice is currently expanding their transfer pricing tax team across all levels, therefore they're looking for ta...

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  • Rare US / UK Private Client Tax Train...

    £23000 - £30000 per annum

    Rare US / UK Private Client Tax Trainee - Remote Working This excellent opportunity comes from a boutique firm is an independent UK/US tax consultancy practice based in London which has been steadily growing...

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  • Corporate Tax Associate - Top 10 - Bi...

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

    Are you newly CTA qualified or about to be? This is a world renowned Top 10 Accountancy firm who are currently growing their Corporate Tax team in Birmingham and are in the market for qualified or soon-to-be...

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  • Corporate Tax Assistant Manager - Top...

    £45000 - £55000 per annum

    Are you looking for a step up or a new and fresh role for the new year? I am heading up the search for a new opportunity in the fabulous Top 10 Accountancy firm who are currently growing their Corporate Tax ...

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  • Corporate Tax Manager - Top 10 - Birm...

    £55000 - £70000 per annum

    Happy New Year! Are you ready to make a jump into a new role as we begin the new year ? I am working on new opportunities with a Top 10 Accountancy firm who are currently growing their Corporate Tax team in ...

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  • Real Estate Tax Manager - Top 10 - Lo...

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + Cash Allowance

    Join the Top 10's highest performing Real Estate Tax team based in Central London! This high performing tax department are looking to continue last year's expansion with the addition of a Tax Manager to thei...

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  • Real Estate Senior Tax Associate - To...

    £40000 - £47000 per annum

    This leading Top 10 Accountancy firm is looking for a Senior Tax Associate to join their fabulous, top performing Real Estate team. If you are looking for a new challenge or you're keen to develop your caree...

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  • Real Estate Assistant Tax Manager - T...

    £50000 - £57000 per annum

    A Top 10 Accountancy firm are looking for a Real Estate Assistant Tax Manager to join their dynamic and high performing Real Estate Team to provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate...

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  • Mixed Tax Senior

    Negotiable

    With offices throughout the UK this firm boasts a variety of corporate and personal tax clients and require a Mixed Tax Senior to join their team. Dedicated to growth and committed to providing a supportive ...

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  • Trusts Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Do you want to work for a team that encourages you to be yourself, creativity and freedom? Joining this team you will see yourself quickly leading and promoting the Trust function of the Firm whilst deliveri...

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  • Trust Tax Assistant Manager

    £47000 - £55000 per annum

    Do you have a passion for Trusts? Do you want to join a market leading team and work with the best trusts specialists across the UK? Due to organic growth, my long standing client is seeking a Assistant Trus...

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  • Expatriate Tax Manager - Big 4 - London

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Flexible Working

    A leading Big 4 Consultancy are looking for a Global Mobility Tax Manager. Do you need flexible working? Are you looking for that next step into management? Do you want to make an impact that matters? This G...

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  • CTA Newly Qualified - Corporate Tax A...

    £47000 - £55000 per annum

    A leading Practice in London is looking for a Corporate Tax Assistant Manager to join their expanding Corporate tax team. This reputable firm boasts a broad client network consisting of OMBS and SMES. As the...

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  • Tax Senior

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

    A brand new opportunity has just arisen for a Personal Tax and Trust Senior to join a London team. As the Personal Tax and Trust Senior, you will be responsible for your own portfolio of clients including HN...

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  • Transfer Pricing Senior Manager

    £75000 - £85000 per annum

    Do you want to work for a team that encourages you to be yourself, creativity and freedom? This is an excellent opportunity join this fast-growing Transfer Pricing team in London. As the Transfer Pricing Sen...

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  • Indirect Tax Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Join a market leaders in Global VAT Compliance, this team is seeking a driven Indirect Tax Manager to be based anywhere across the UK. This a rare opportunity to build global Indirect Tax technical skills, g...

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What people say about Yahna

Yahna was a valuable asset to our team and built really good relationships with her colleagues. She was a great support to new joiners and worked through high volumes and under pressure.

Great and hardworking individual whom is always thinking outside the box. She is very easy going and always willing to help when she can.


I had the pleasure of working with Yahna. I found her to be a really proactive and driven individual. I look forward to our paths crossing again.


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Companies Yahna has worked with

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Deloitte UK is a leading professional services firm – one of the largest in the UK and part of a global network spanning 150 countries and territories. They are made up of 20,000 professionals, with a wide range of specialist skills, whose clients rely on to help them with programmes and projects that are critical to their success.

International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 171 countries.

GSK aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, preventing and treating disease and keeping people well with our scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

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yahna's articles

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A Career in Tax - Seriously Worth Considering

Posted by Yahna Wilson

“I want to be ‘X’ when I grow up”... A phrase we have all said at least once at some point in our lives. I know for a fact that I pondered on this thought at every milestone of my life growing up. Primary school: Astronaut, Secondary School: Footballer and College: Lawyer. I’m not sure if it was just me in this boat but it was a daunting task to think about what I genuinely wanted to do, career-wise, longer-term.   Having now spent several years specialising in tax recruitment, advising individuals at various stages of their career, I thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on why a career in Tax could be highly rewarding for anyone considering this route. Especially with the market being in demand for high-quality individuals!   So, what is Tax? Tax: “(an amount of) money paid to the government that is based on your income or the cost of goods or services you have bought" For most, paying tax seems like an endless chore. However, its fact of life and something that affects individuals and businesses alike. As a Tax Professional, you can be the Batman to Gotham but instead, help save money on tax bills. In a nutshell, key responsibilities will include knowing tax law, breaking this down into layman terms, identifying new ways to save money whilst ensuring it's all done in a fully compliant and timely manner.   Types of Tax:  Broadly speaking, there are three main types of taxes: Corporate Tax: Tax for companies and businesses. These could be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Owner Managed Businesses (OMB’s) or Large and Listed (FTSE100). There are specialisms within this such as Transfer Pricing, M&A and Employment tax to name a few. Personal Tax: Tax for individuals. There is also the option to specialise here, including Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Trusts. Value Added Tax (VAT): Tax on goods and services.   Where to work:  Accountancy Practices: This can range from the small boutique/independent firms through to mid-tier, all the way to the largest being the ‘Big 4’ (PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG). They act on behalf of a range of clients and across varying sectors. Commerce and Industry (In-House): This is where you will be solely working for one business and handling all their taxes, say Vodafone for example.    Career Path:  In an accountancy practice, your career path and opportunities to progress will be very linear. You’ll start as a Graduate/Tax assistant, progressing through to Tax Semi-Senior, then Senior. After this it will be Assistant Manager, Manager, Senior Manager and then comes Directorship. The final piece of the puzzle will be becoming a Tax Partner. Of course, there may be a few additional steps depending on the firm in question, but this gives a rough idea.   On the flip side, a career in-house will look different from that in terms of titles and promotions. On occasion the teams tend not to be as big as those in the larger accountancy practices, thus meaning fewer levels to climb. As a result, an ‘upwards’ move may take slightly longer.    Qualifications:  The two main qualifications in Tax are ATT and CTA.   ATT will help those starting their career and gives a solid understanding of core compliance principles. This is vital in ensuring client’s tax returns are completed accurately and filed on time. CTA is the next big milestone after ATT and is when you become a Chartered Tax Advisor. Being an advisor switches the focus to the problem solving, consultancy side of tax. It’s about knowing rules and legislation inside out, to take advantage of any loopholes, thus making the client’s finances as tax-efficient as possible. For anyone looking to further their career in some of the specialist fields, there are options available such as ADIT and STEP.   Lifestyle and remuneration:  Work-life balance is a very hot topic in today's working world. For those working in practice, hours tend to be longer especially with key deadlines to be met and this could result in additional evenings and weekends where you are required to work. However, the accounting world is continuing to develop and has become hugely accommodating to agile and flexible working to be competitive. Salary will rise steadily and is usually dependent on the firm you work for, your experience and qualifications. Broadly speaking, someone with a few years tax experience with the ATT qualification will be compensated around the 35k mark, this is likely to increase by at least 10k with a few further years’ experience and the CTA. After this, the world is your oyster and salaries can easily reach six figures and (in some cases), much higher, especially Partners in Big 4. Those working in Commerce and Industry are likely to be remunerated at a greater level than in practice and likely to see enhanced benefits packages (pension, days holiday etc). However, there are fewer opportunities available, thus making it more competitive.   In summary A career in tax can be highly prosperous and rewarding, not only financially but also in terms of professional development. It offers a genuine chance to progress, ensuring your career does not stagnate. With tax legislation changing all the time, you will be sure to be kept on your toes! Here at Pro-Tax we focus primarily focus on tax opportunities for those with a minimum of 12-18 months of experience and who are likely to be studying for their ATT. For those wishing to embark on a career in tax, please do familiarise yourself with the Accountancy Age Top 50+50: https://www.accountancyage.com/rankings/top-5050-accountancy-firms-2019/ This will give you a good insight into the top 100 accounting firms in the UK, all of which are likely to advertise their graduate programmes and entry-level positions. The above is simply an insight to those interested in a career with tax and there is certainly more to this than meets the eye!   Regardless of whether you are just learning the ropes in tax or if you are seeking genuine career advice as a more experienced tax professional, please do not hesitate to contact Dominic Watt on 0207 269 6310 or dominic.watt@pro-tax.co.uk.

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