Haines Watts

Tax Advisory Associate Partner

Haines Watts
21 Oct 2021
18 Nov 2021
Ryan Ellis
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Associate Tax Partner - London

We are recruiting for an Associate Tax Partner to work within our Holborn office. This is a tax advisory role within a busy team advising predominantly owner managed businesses ('OMB') on both corporate and personal tax matters, reporting directly to the Partner heading the team. The role will involve working with internal clients alongside General Practice partners as well as external professionals and their clients on a variety of tax advisory and planning work which includes transactional work and long term tax projects. The advisory work encompasses the life cycle of a business from start-up structuring through to growth and expansion to exit planning for owners and families. The role will also involve dealing with ad-hoc tax queries which come through the firm's networking sources including a tax helpline for accountants.

Due to growth within the largest and fastest growing region of Haines Watts we are looking for highly skilled entrepreneurial individuals to join to the team to assist us in achieving our strategic goal of being the number one advisor to owner managed businesses.

We are a top 15 accountancy firm specialising within the owner-managed business area across the UK. A well-established firm since the 1930s with an entrepreneurial and dynamic feel who are continuing to grow nationally as well as regionally.

The Associate Tax Partner role is offering a competitive salary, study support (if needed), a great career path to progress within the firm and a great benefits package.

Key competencies required:

  • Possess a general tax background with good working knowledge and awareness of all taxes, perhaps with a corporate tax bias, ideally with an accounting background and good understanding of accounts
  • Some experience of property tax including SDLT with the capability and enthusiasm to develop the role from a technical and marketing perspective to offer as a specialist service line to client
  • Client facing, happy to pick up on ad hoc queries via the telephone helpline as well as run large transactional projects often at the same time
  • A team player, able to work alongside the head of the team as well as General Practice Partners but also managers and juniors delegating, reviewing work and acting as a mentor
  • An appetite to market and promote the team and wider firm offering. Building working relationships with clients and professionals to generate their own pipeline of work. This may involve writing articles for the Tax Press and internal and external presentations
  • Commercial credentials in terms of winning new work, fee negotiations and deliverables. Be comfortable working with external professionals as well as end clients to create work opportunities

The Associate Tax Partner duties will be:

  • Working alongside the head of the team on tax planning and advisory work. Taking responsibility for a number of projects working with team members to deliver within given timeframes and budget. Transactional work largely on business reconstructions including management buyouts, purchases of own shares and demergers as well as smaller one off tax assignments
  • Provide technical and marketing support to the head of the team to expand the property tax service offering internally and externally. The work would include, property incorporations, property investment group planning and principal private residence enquires
  • Working alongside General Practice Partners and the Corporate Finance Partner to identifying opportunities and providing ad hoc advisory support. Overseeing and providing technical support in relation to tax due diligence work on sale transactions
  • Reviewing work within the team and supporting the team. Identifying issues for others and cross selling opportunities
  • Dealing with ad-hoc queries via the firm's tax helpline and the Tax Compliance teams
  • Pursuing new work opportunities, preparing fee proposals and marketing the firms' tax capabilities to build their own client following and work pipeline
  • Writing articles for the internal newsletter and tax press as well as undertaking presentations as necessary and attending networking opportunities


  • 3 years' post-qualification tax experience
  • Experience in a small or mid-tier accountancy practice with exposure to owner managed businesses
  • Tax advisory/project experience with specific experience in dealing with business reconstructions and property tax work
  • Experience of researching technical issues and preparing technical reports
  • Broad and general tax knowledge of all aspects of direct taxes


  • ATT, CTA, ACA or ACCA with tax experience
  • CPD-compliant

The Associate Tax Partner will have the following skills:

  • Excellent time management, planning, project management and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good technical research and writing skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent tax technical knowledge

If you are keen to secure an Associate Tax Partner role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm offering a great start to your career, please apply today to find out more.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment any agency fee.

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