Tax Trainee | £25-30K | Financial Services | North London

Salary: £25,000 (per annum)
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Accounting, Sales

Our client provides comprehensive tax preparation and compliance services for American expatriates living in the UK, throughout Europe, and around the world. As a boutique firm, they offer a comprehensive US/UK tax preparation service.

This is role suitable for a graduate. Salary: £25-30K

How you can expect to spend your day:

Learning the rules regarding taxation of US citizens abroad including: what is taxable income, treatment of capital gains and investment income, foreign tax credits, dealing with foreign corporations owned by US citizens
Using MS Excel to organise, analyse and manipulate client information
Performing the initial processing and the primary preparation of client case work using our complex tax software to produce the first draft of client output
Liaising with clients to request outstanding information and update them on progress
Performing research into various tax topics as necessary
Communicating with and assisting new clients with the on-boarding process
Assisting with the management of the overall client book

The ideal candidate's personality and qualifications:
To be a graduate with at least a 2:1-degree score from a Russel Group university (or near / equivalent)
To be very numerate and be able to understand complex concepts and apply them to new scenarios; and be able to handle lots of numbers with accuracy
To have a very good attention to detail, be a quick learner and be well organized
To demonstrate an interest in tax / accounting / numbers / logic / law / language
A strong work ethic and be enthusiastic and proactive, and be able to work independently and in a team
To live within an easy commute of the office in London, N3 or be willing to relocate
Impeccable written and spoken English language skills, including good telephone manner
To be competent with intermediate use of Microsoft Excel and other MS Office products
To be pleasant to have in the office and work well with the small team