Tax Graduate Trainee (Advisory) - September 2020
OVERVIEW OF THE TAX SERVICE LINE
At Mazars we’ll help you build on your expertise, experience and ambition to develop a rewarding and successful career. We want you to be yourself, to bring your ideas and creativity and to feel inspired as part of our national tax team.
We provide bespoke advice in all areas of taxation, helping our clients to navigate the complexities of tax codes, often in multiple jurisdictions, and to help them ensure they are fulfilling all their obligations and paying the correct amount of tax. In this way we help them to manage an area of significant financial and reputational risk and to make properly informed decisions about their tax position whether they are an individual, a business owner or a corporate organisation. We also help clients resolve any disputes they have with the tax authorities as swiftly as possible.
We cover every aspect of taxation for clients, whether on employment, corporate profits or gains, movements of individuals or businesses from one country to another, international transactions or on personal income, gains or wealth.
As a trainee in our Advisory Tax Team, your time will be split between working on client projects, business development and studying for your professional exams. Our Advisory Tax Team focuses on our corporate and private clients, meeting their tax advisory needs in an environment of fast paced economic change, combined with complex and changing legislation both in the UK and overseas. Our corporate clients range from listed multinationals to domestic owner managed businesses. While our private clients include entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and owner/shareholders of our corporate clients. The role will be primarily office based, but with regular opportunities to attend client or other advisors offices, as well as other Mazars offices both in the UK and overseas.
The Advisory Tax Team often find themselves at the vanguard of the client relationship, therefore the role will develop not only your tax technical skills, but also the wider project management of multi-disciplinary projects. The role will therefore provide an opportunity to work with colleagues in different tax disciplines and other service lines across our organisation. In this way you will gain a broad understanding of the specialist services we can offer to our clients, the value of this advice to them and their businesses and the way that the different streams of work interact with each other and with the wider practice.
By the end of your final year, you will have had the opportunity to:
Work on a range of different advisory engagements across UK tax covering a range of technical areas
Develop a strong technical knowledge of the UK tax legislation, specifically across corporate and personal taxes
Coach and lead more junior team members on advisory engagements
Understand the way in which different corporate entities operate across a range of sectors, as well as the different challenges facing our private client customer base in terms of managing tax risk, estate/succession planning and the implications of being internationally mobile
Work directly with our clients and begin developing relationships with those clients to deliver on repeat engagements
Begin to manage advisory engagements, including planning, budgeting and project managing different service lines
Develop a strong understanding of our control and risk management procedures
Interpersonal skills; the ability to build client relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility.
Analytical skills; the ability to think critically, research and solve problems.
Attention to detail and strong time-management skills.
Commitment to self-development & learning.
Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity and integrity.
Teamwork; the ability to function and contribute effectively as part of a high achieving team.
Strong academic performance is important so we know that you’re ready to take your professional exams. However, we understand things don’t always go to plan – so if you don’t meet our minimum requirements, please let us know if you have any exceptional achievements or extenuating circumstances which affected your results. We also consider your achievements in the context of your socio-economic background, so encourage you to submit your contextual information.
2.1 or above in any degree discipline
Minimum of 112 UCAS points. This is based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff. You can calculate your UCAS points here.
Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.
If you are interested in a career in professional services, we can offer you an exciting head start by joining one of our trainee schemes for school or college leavers.
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