Haines Watts

Tax Associate Director/Director

Haines Watts
Reading, Berkshire
16 Aug 2022
13 Sep 2022
Ryan Ellis
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Tax Associate Director/Director

It's not all about the numbers!

Traditionally accountancy has been all about numbers and commercial considerations; but not here at Haines Watts. We really strive to build lasting, valued relationships and to make a tangible and meaningful impact. It is our clients' success that drives us and we are proactively committed to helping our clients and colleagues achieve their business and life goals in a passionate and authentic way, as these are the key traits that underpin everything we do.

At the heart of our firm is our colleagues, which is why team engagement has become more important than ever before. We have achieved 1-Star recognition from Best Companies for this and we are also one of the Top 10 best accountancy firms to work for in the UK, investing heavily in colleague wellbeing and mindfulness. As the face of the workplace has shifted since the pandemic, we have adapted and challenged what the working environment looks like for our teams, creating an environment fit for the future.

We're committed to improving diversity and inclusion, not just in terms of background but also in terms of diversity of thought and skills. We are curious about how we can help shape the future of accountancy and advisory for the next generation which is why we decided to become a National Sponsor of the Reach Next Generation Summit, aligning our values with action.

What is the role?

As a Tax Associate Director/Director working within our Reading office, you will contribute to the provision of an excellent range of tax services to a diverse set of clients. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate initiative and good judgement when carrying out tasks on the client's behalf, with the below key tasks being carried out.

  • Managing a diverse client portfolio and developing strong relationships with a range of corporate clients and OMBs
  • Preparing, reviewing and approving corporation tax returns and tax computations
  • Delivering advisory work, such as; technical research, reorganisations, reconstructions, transfer pricing and R&D claims (prior experience with R&D claims is not essential)
  • Liaising with the General Practice Partners and with clients
  • Dealing with ad-hoc queries from the General Practice Partners and proactively recommending tax planning opportunities which may be relevant
  • Identifying tax planning and business development opportunities with clients
  • Preparing/amending and/or approving letters and emails for the tax team
  • Assisting in dealing with enquiries raised by HMRC
  • Preparing other forms etc. as required by HMRC or other third parties
  • Developing the wider team, through technical excellence, soft skill development and on the job training
  • Monitoring chargeability on a weekly basis
  • Keeping up to date with legislative developments and changes in the tax landscape
  • Managing the ongoing Corporation tax services for the department

What you will need to be;

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results

As well as the above you will ideally be CTA qualified. ACA/ACCA qualification would also be useful but not essential.

The Haines Watts Way:

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.

What you get back from us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Access to our agile working policy
  • Working and learning directly from our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!

If you are an authentic, passionate Tax Associate Director/Director who values relationships and wants to secure a role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm who offer great career prospects; we want to hear from you - find out more about Haines Watts at https://www.hwca.com/

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV's are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CV's that are submitted without instruction from Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of agency fees.

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