Capital Allowances Tax Assistant Manager

Stoke-on-Trent, Bristol, Glasgow, Preston, Southampton, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
11 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

About the firm and department

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM will help you reach your full potential. Our Capital Allowances Team works with a range of companies, from start-ups to multinationals, to assist them in the preparation of claims for Capital Allowances tax relief.  We work with companies across all sectors, most notably real estate investment, leisure and hospitality, retail, healthcare and manufacturing, to assist them to identify and prepare successful capital allowance claims. The variety of projects and impressive client list will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. Further to this, with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking! Our specialists are spread across the country so may be based in a number of cities, such as Stoke, Preston, Bristol, Southampton or Glasgow.

About the job

An exciting opportunity to work in a large specialist Capital Allowances tax team at RSM within the North West Region. The role involves working with our clients’ finance and property teams to maximise the tax relief on their capital expenditure projects, whilst also experiencing a role in a global professional services firm.

  • Preparing Capital Allowance tax relief claims for submission to HMRC.
  • Considering the availability of other tax reliefs including revenue relief, Land Remediation Relief and Structures and Buildings Allowances.
  • Meeting with clients and potential clients to explain our services.
  • Coordinating and liaising with clients and contractors to assist with analysing capital expenditure for Capital Allowance purposes.
  • Undertaking client site visits to help identify qualifying expenditure.
  • Valuing fixtures using SPONS and other recognised HMRC approved sources.
  • Undertaking Just Apportionment calculations including land valuations in line with HMRC’s methodology.
  • Preparing documentation and liaising with HMRC in response to enquiries into Capital Allowance claims.
  • Acting as a point of contact on specific Capital Allowance projects for any queries from the wider business.
  • Preparing technical reports on an ad hoc basis in response to specific client queries.
  • Working collaboratively with other members of the National Capital Allowances team.
  • Developing supportive and effective working relationships with members of the team and providing cooperation and input whilst informing others of own activities and progress.
  • Reviewing work completed by junior staff for accuracy and completeness, and to provide constructive feedback.
  • Ensuring that the Capital Allowance engagement team are fully updated on progress and any issues that might affect the client relationship.
  • Communicating confidently and knowledgably with Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners within the firm.

Minimum Qualifications

About the ideal candidate 
  • Relevant professional qualification, for example ATT, RICS, ACA and/or CTA.
  • High level of tax technical knowledge of the UK’s Capital Allowances rules.  
  • Experience in preparing and submitting Capital Allowance tax relief claims in all sectors (experience of making land remediation relief claims would be desirable but not essential).
  • Knowledge of claims over a broad range of sectors and different types of capital projects such as new builds, acquisitions, refurbishments, extensions and fit-outs.
  • Proven experience in client handling and managing a busy portfolio. 
  • Excellent communication skills in a range of situations both written and oral. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider business and economic issues.

Flexible working

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Diversity and inclusion at RSM

At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.

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