Tax trainee

Posted 24 January by Reed Accountancy Featured
My client is one of the top accounting firms in London. They have an international presence with a combined strength of more than 160 leading-edge accounting and business advisory firms in more 500 offices and 80 countries. It is ranked in the top ten global associations by the International Accounting Bulletin and provides them with excellent international coverage for our clients. The firm is located in a fantastic central London location and their office space and facilities are second to none.

They are now looking to bring on a trainee apprentice to their growing trust tax team, the apprenticeship will last for a year and then the successful candidate will get the opportunity to study for the ATT tax qualification and further down the line CTA or STEP qualifications.

You will work as part of the Professional and Private Client Team to assist in preparing trust accounts and tax returns and to provide professional support to the managers in the Trust Team. Excellent communication skills, initiative and the ability to organise yourself are essential.

These are some of the duties you will learn during your apprenticeship.

Accounts and tax returns
• Assist in the preparation of tax returns and computations by entering source information provided by clients, and other associated tasks
• Assist in the preparation of trust accounts by completing these from information provided by clients
• Liaise with HMRC and other professionals regarding client affairs
• Ensure that professional ethical procedures are followed
• Manage and update the in-house database for client details
• Assist in posting online banking information for trusts and other private clients
• Assist in the preparation and independent examination of charity annual accounts
• Assist and submit charity annual returns and update forms
• Assist in the preparation of inheritance tax accounts
• Assist with the preparation and issue of invoices and the monitoring of debtors
• Assist with the preparation of quarterly statements summarising activities on clients investment portfolios

Clients
• Maintain an up to date understanding of trust clients
• Be aware of the wide range of the firm’s services and spot potential opportunities for client
• Become actively involved in office marketing events when appropriate

Entry requirements.
• GCSE A or B’s for English and Mathematics
• A levels- with a minimum grade of a B,B and C

Personal attributes
• Methodical and accurate
• Strong team working, prioritisation and organisational skills
• Professional
• Comfortable liaising with clients on a day-to-day basis
• Have a positive attitude towards training and a career opportunity within trusts

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34313393

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