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Employment Tax Manager




£65,000 to £75,000



Employment Tax Manager - Reading (2 days per week in the office)

My client is looking for experienced employment tax specialists to join their dynamic and rapidly growing practice.

They have a longstanding reputation of excellence in the field of employment taxes, built up over many years of advising a wide range of UK and global companies. They are offering a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating environment, with an exceptional team, advising a prestigious client portfolio.

This successful and expanding team continues to experience rapid growth. This means that there is ample room for career development and progression. They will provide you with the tools to reach your full potential and beyond, with no barriers. They foster an inclusive environment to enable our people to achieve their aspirations whilst working with the best in the market.

This Employment Taxes practice supports clients with managing employment taxes risks, compliance obligations and strategy, whilst also identifying opportunities to add value to their organisation and people. The practice continues to operate in a period of unprecedented legislative change, which presents an exciting environment to advise clients and identify new opportunities. With no micromanagement or quotas for promotion, you will be empowered to manage your own workload and achieve career goals that you set yourself.

Your opportunity

Managers in this team take the lead on delivering key parts of our client services. You will use your commercial awareness and professional expertise, along with leveraging the skills and expertise of others, to deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for our clients. You will have the opportunity to own or manage key elements of a client relationship and, with an appropriate level of support, will be expected to proactively identify innovative solutions for your clients and pursue new business development opportunities by utilising your networks and market knowledge.

You will be willing to work and support junior team members and enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise with others, as well as continuing to build your own technical expertise. Your desire to work as part of a team is critical to the role.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Assisting clients with understanding complex tax law/HMRC's interpretation;
  • Assisting clients with identifying employment tax matters that could impact the success of corporate transactions (e.g. supporting with due diligences);
  • Researching employment taxes case law and precedents;
  • Providing advice on the tax treatment of all aspects of employee remuneration, such as salary, equity, benefits and expenses;
  • Commitment to building and maintaining employment tax technical knowledge by attending structured development programmes and supplement by additional independent reading/research;
  • Assisting clients with HMRC liaison and disputes;
  • Delivering quality advisory work to clients. For example, drafting correspondence to HMRC, participating on annual compliance projects, drafting advice to clients on various employment tax matters and considering the tax implications of proposed remuneration structures;
  • To have an active involvement in client meetings and lead where appropriate;
  • To focus on your personal and technical development. We take development very seriously and you will benefit from continuous training and a transparent, interactive on-going 360 review process; and
  • Working and managing effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution and not their presence, and made to feel comfortable to bring their true self to work.

Your skills and professional experience

You'll have excellent interpersonal skills - someone who has an ability to deal effectively and establish rapport with people at all levels. You'll bring out the best in others and be a brilliant listener. You'll grow our business without compromising standards, integrity or culture.

You'll also have many of the following key skills and attributes:

  • A strong understanding of current employment tax legislation, being qualified or part qualified with ACA, CTA or equivalent and fully qualified at ATT or equivalent;
  • Ability to analyse and apply current and new legislation to specific client scenarios;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload, meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
  • Strong client engagement and management experience with the ability to develop new business;
  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness;
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment rapidly and to respond to clients appropriately in this context; and
  • A team player first and foremost, with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels.

To discuss this further please contact Maisie on 07855746366 or email


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