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Tax Assistant (2237)

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.

The Team

Due to the growth of our Private Wealth division, we are looking to recruit a Tax Assistant to join our friendly boutique accountancy and tax team based in Sheffield.  Given the nature of the role, we will provide full study support for the ATT/ CTA qualification.

The team deals with a wide range of work for a mixture of individual and trust  clients.  As part of a dynamic law firm we work closely with our lawyer colleagues, helping the firm’s clients with their tax compliance.

Your Role

This would be a fantastic opportunity for a tax professional with two or three years’ experience to develop and further their career in tax. You’ll be able to demonstrate an awareness of profitability and you will be expected to provide efficient, cost effective work using commercial software. We are looking for an enthusiastic and client focused individual to join the team dealing with complex self-assessment returns, advice and disclosures to HMRC as well as the preparation of accounts for our portfolio of trust clients. Familiarity with the online Trust Register and online Capital Gains Tax returns service is an advantage.

You’ll be an exceptional communicator with the ability to provide professional tax advice to clients and colleagues across the firm as well as offering advice to a wide range of clients on income tax and capital gains tax.  You must be comfortable liaising with a range of third parties including financial advisors and trustees both in the UK and overseas.

What We're Looking For

Given the nature of the role, you will have excellent organisational skills and be able to adapt to rapidly changing schedules and priorities. Working as part of a team, you will be expected to draft tax returns and eventually review tax returns drafted by others; you will also demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative, handling your own caseload and working to fee earning targets.

If you are looking for a new opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

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.

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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

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

  • Business Area:
    Private Wealth
  • Team:
    Tax, Trust & Estates
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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