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Personal Tax Senior Manager

Private Client Services

Personal Tax Senior Manager – Newcastle upon Tyne – £68,000


Our clients Private Client Services (“PCS”) team consists of both personal and corporate tax specialists in one joined up team.  This unique approach results in a team with an exceptionally broad skill set and the ability to advise clients across a range of taxes.

Our clients personal tax specialists, within PCS, work with a wide range of people including chief executives, entrepreneurs, private equity and hedge fund principles, family offices and celebrities to plan and report their personal tax affairs. This includes tax return preparation, optimising their wealth from a tax perspective, estate and succession planning and tax inheritance. Our client’s client base is a mix of UK and non-UK domiciled individuals.


The opportunity


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and committed person to join our client’s specialist PCS Tax team based in Newcastle. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with excellent existing clients, providing a great opportunity to build and expand their network and be instrumental in winning new business.   Our client is currently looking to expand it’s private client services team and are keen to speak with experienced Senior Personal Tax Managers, who have a strong brand in the local market, an exceptional network and a proven track record of winning new work. Our client is investing significantly in PCS and are looking for the right individual to join their team and help contribute to it’s growth ambition at this exciting time.


Your key responsibilities


  • Pursuit of business development opportunities identified by yourself and your network, or other service lines (e.g. through audit, corporate finance or wider tax relationships)
  • Overall responsibility for management of the tax return process being delivered to their client base
  • Management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects for their clients, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business minded approach taken
  • Provision of development support to junior members of the team through effective supervision, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribution to people initiatives, including retaining and training our team
  • Significant role in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also through managing junior staff development and assignments


Skills and attributes for success


  • Technical and practical knowledge and experience in advising UK and non-UK Private Equity House
  • Client focused and strategically and commercially aware Strong tax technical skills
  • Strong client relationship management skills with ability to develop quality outputs to clients
  • Negotiation skills, able to respond and handle challenges
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Good knowledge of the taxation of partnerships


To qualify for the role, you must have


  • ACA / CA / Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training course / Law qualification / Tax specialist qualification / or breadth of knowledge equivalent to a Tax specialist qualification
  • Strong personal tax technical skills
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff
  • Knowledge of the taxation of partnerships


Ideally you’ll also have


  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically


What we look for


  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Excellent communicator in range of situations both written and oral
  • Change orientated with flexible approach


What working at our clients offers


Our client offers a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with Flex you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


About our client


As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, they are using the finance products, expertise and systems developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, they’ll make their ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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