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Head of Tax and Partner Services (2948)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

As Head of Tax and Partner Services, you will be responsible for all Group Tax matters, and managing relationships with all LLP members; ensuring that we provide a valued and value for money service to members. 

What You'll Be Doing
  • Take overall responsibility for tax compliance for the Group
  • Advise on issues of group structure relating to mergers and acquisitions and international expansion; abreast of emerging tax laws as well as optimum tax planning and saving provisions, assisting in planning accordingly (on M&A for example),
  • Maintain the groups’ published tax strategy and tax policies and processes
  • Maintain processes and policies for effectively and efficiently managing partner related balances, including personal tax and partner capital and managing communications with the member group
  • Monthly drawings and tax reserving for all members, including year-end bonuses and calculation of partner profit shares for tax purposes.
  • Liaise with advisors on preparation of income tax returns and manage the process for preparing in-house Income tax returns. 
  • Manage the tax reserving/withholding position with respect to Mixed Partnership, maintain individual records for those impacted, collect tax for IMH from amounts withheld from dividends
  • Manage the payroll team, and all related employee reporting and employment tax matters, including off-payroll workers (IR35).
  • Work closely with the HR team on all relevant salary, benefit and recruitment matters for employees and partners
  • Assist the Director of Group Finance and other members of the finance team as otherwise required.
What We're Looking For
  • ACA, ACCA or CTA qualified
  • Strong knowledge of UK tax practices and legislation or know where to access the required advice;
  • Experience of partnership accounting (capital accounts and tax reserves)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to negotiate arrangements and settlements with board level/partner stakeholders
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Finance & Risk
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Finance & Risk
  • Company:
    IM LLP
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