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Tax Consultant

Posted 26 Sep 2022
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Are you a Tax professional looking to enhance your skills and progress your career?

Then why not consider our Tax Consultant position within our specialist Tax Advisory Services.

Our Tax Advisory Services (TAS) department is PKF Francis Clark’s specialist tax group, operating as a virtual department across the firm’s offices. It provides support on complex and specialist tax matters to general practice client engagement teams as well as engaging directly with ‘tax-only’ clients on one-off advisory matters. TAS includes groups focused on innovation taxes, employer solutions, investigations, property & wealth and two corporate teams (CCI and ROCT) covering complex corporate, financing, international, restructuring and corporate transactions work.

About you:

  • Good level of post qualification experience in a tax environment, exposed to range of complex assignments, or able to demonstrate equivalent
  • CTA and / or ACA / ACCA qualified (or willing to work towards the CTA qualification)
  • Experience of public practice, with the competence to deal with managing a portfolio of corporate tax clients
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – able to deal with people at all levels
  • Self-motivated and able to show initiative
  • Accurate and able to work well under pressure
  • Good problem-solving skills

What you’ll be doing:

At consultant level, you will work across the range of specialisms, supporting all senior managers, directors and partners in delivering projects. Expectations of level of responsibility would include the following:

  • Scoping and costing new projects
  • Preparing risk assessments to identify key tax issues to be considered
  • Liaising directly with clients and engagement teams to understand and document legal, accounting and commercial background to engagements
  • Drafting tax advice for review by senior team members
  • Seeking clearances and advance assurance from HMRC
  • Reviewing transaction documents for consistency with tax advice given
  • Reviewing tax deeds and warranties in transaction documents
  • Reviewing target company information and preparing transaction due diligence reports
  • Preparing complex corporation tax returns and reviewing lower complexity returns
  • Liaising with non-UK firms in the PKF network to obtain input on international tax projects and preparing advice on the impact of UK and non-UK taxes
  • Monitoring project budgets and preparing fees

Why work at PKF Francis Clark?

We’re the largest firm of independent chartered accountants and business advisors in South West England. We have eight offices in Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Taunton, Torquay and Truro.

The firm, which celebrated its centenary in 2019, has 54 partners and over 800 members of staff, with annual revenue of over £50 million. Our continuing growth offers you the opportunity to expand and develop your career in a direction that interests you.

We offer a supportive and flexible culture, taking your career seriously to enable you to be the best you can be.

PKF Francis Clark is a member of the PKF International family of legally independent firms, which together are ranked as the 11th largest provider of accountancy services in the UK by Accountancy Age.

Your core benefits will include:

Financial benefits

Pension, group life assurance, group income protection

Health & Wellbeing benefits

Employee Assistance Programme with counselling and support for you and your immediate family, option to buy 5 extra days holiday, virtual GP for you and your immediate family and cycle to work.

Other benefits

Perks at work shopping platform, bonuses for career and family milestones, volunteering days, emergency support from the Francis Clark Charitable Foundation for current and ex - employees.

We are an award-winning accountancy firm with local knowledge and global reach.
Founded nearly 100 years ago, PKF Francis Clark is an independent firm, currently ranked 19th in the Accountancy Age top 50 firms.
We have 58 partners and over 600 staff based in eight offices across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Whether it's family business, private client, corporate business, professional practices or not for profit, we have some of the leading specialists in the South and South West of England.

Accounting
Exeter
700 employees