Tax Dispute Resolution Senior Manager

Baker Street - London
Competitive salary
20 May 2022
20 Jun 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Tax
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world. 

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our national Tax Dispute Resolution team is one of the largest in professional services and practices within all areas of UK tax. We help private individuals and businesses with complex tax problems that need resolving. We offer bespoke solutions with senior level tax advice to bring tax affairs up to date with HMRC. This means our team is as diverse as our clients, with deep expertise to learn from and develop. Our clients range from large multinationals to family run businesses, individuals, trusts and partnerships.

The variety of high-quality, one-off project work and our breadth of experience inspires a collaborative and supportive culture. We're proud to be a team with a strong family feel. Here you can follow your own path at your own pace - with plenty of opportunities to gain more exposure to clients, develop a specialism and mentor more junior members of the team.

Tax is a dynamic, ever-changing industry.  As our clients’ needs and the regulatory environment evolve, you’ll encounter new problems to solve and new opportunities for growth.  Whether it’s advising clients on high-profile specialisms like Corporation Tax or leading the implementation of intelligent technology solutions, you’ll enjoy variety as well as stretch in your role.

BDO supports all kinds of different businesses in different sectors across the UK and around the world.  You’ll be providing Tax Advisory services to start-ups and scale-ups, to private businesses and FTSE listed multinationals.  Each of our clients has different needs and in applying your expertise in different contexts, you’ll develop your skills and gain valuable experience that will serve you throughout your career.

We’ll help you succeed

Our clients trust us because of the quality of our advice.  That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with clients and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with senior managers, Directors, and BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our clients effectively.  You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to our clients.

As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and for the timely delivery of services. You will also support Directors and Partners with complex tax enquiries / investigations and voluntary disclosures to ensure a satisfactory settlement is negotiated between the client and H M Revenue & Customs.

  • Be a stakeholder in the delivery of the Tax strategic framework with regular involvement with tax planning and complex tax issues in conjunction with Partners/Directors.
  • Manage the every day running of the investigation or disclosure for a portfolio of clients.
  • Prepare investigation and disclosure reports, including all computational aspects of the report, for submission to the HMRC Specialist Investigations, working directly to a partner or director and delegating appropriate tasks to more junior staff.  (Each job will normally require a report to be prepared and submitted to HMRC.  This will include having the report agreed by the partner and client beforehand).
  • Liaise directly with clients, contacts and other parties to ensure work is done and produced according to the desired timescales.
  • Prepare agendas for all meeting with clients and/or H M Revenue & Customs and ensure that all points are followed up after the meeting.
  • Prepare work plans and liaise with the partner/director to ensure that the report covers all areas included in the work plan.
  • Take part in the negotiation of the settlement either directly or by providing the partner or director with an aide memoir in relation to the details of the case and the specific technical arguments that are likely to arise.
  • Recruit, retain, develop and motivate the group’s employees. This includes participating in  recruitment, ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines, and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for counselees.
  • Manage the billing and collection in respect of each client in their portfolio.
  • Identify and recognise business and sales opportunities and informs the partner and client as appropriate.
  • Maintain a network of professional and business contacts.
  • Act as an ambassador of the firm, participate in marketing events, keep abreast of the wide range of services the firm offers and suggest innovative products and services.
  • CTA/ACA/ACCA qualified (or overseas equivalent), or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrable post qualified experience
  • Report writing and tax computational experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel is preferred.
  • Strong experience of tax enquiries, investigations and voluntary disclosures.
  • Previous management experience.

You’ll also be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business.  We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following core benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday;
  • access to a Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions;
  • Life Assurance cover;
  • Income Protection insurance;

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different, so we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. They can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on Private Medical, Personal Accident, Dental or Travel Insurance; Home Technology
  • enrol in our Bikes to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts at cinemas, dining out, shopping and gyms through our Employee Discounts arrangement;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • access additional services like our financial wellbeing platform, online GP service or our Employee Assistance Programme

We understand that everyone works in different ways and the same environment isn’t always suited to every task. So we give you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work, providing you with the environment, digital tools and training to enable you to deliver your best for yourself, your team, and your clients.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,000 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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