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Tax Accountant

An award-winning international law firm based in Central London is seeking a Tax Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a full-time position paying up to £50,000 per annum (D.O.E) + generous benefits.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Meeting new partners and going through new partner checklist covering capital, tax reserves, drawings and setting up agency at HMRC.
  • Completing annual tax provision spreadsheet and journals.
  • Preparing partners’ tax returns.
  • Tax planning for partners including relief available for pension contributions.
  • Preparing half-yearly tax reserve statements for partners and release of tax reserve balances.
  • Calculating partner net of tax drawings allowances on joining, promotion, flexible benefits window, maternity and keeping in touch days; posting journals therefrom.
  • Calculating capital requirements in accordance with HMRC, liaising with partners, calculate and post interest on capital.
  • Liaising with Payroll regarding changes to Directors’ fees.
  • Preparation of partner statements.
  • Preparing monthly actual and budgeted partner charges and journals.
  • Maintaining the partner list and ensuring CCH Personal Tax is up to date.
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries into partners’ tax affairs. 

About You: 

  • ATT qualified or qualified by experience.
  • At least 4/5 years’ experience in personal tax.
  • Previous experience working in-house in the legal sector.
  • Advanced excel skills.
  • Previous experience using CCH Personal Tax Software.
  • Elite practice management systems.
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written.
  • A positive and proactive attitude.
  • An ability to operate autonomously.
  • Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach.
  • Able to process large volumes of data quickly and accurately.
  • High levels of confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy.

Your Reward:

  • Competitive remuneration package.
  • Generous holiday entitlement.
  • Season free ticket loan.
  • Private medical insurance.

Candidates MUST be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions.