Tax Advisor


Posted: 15/09/2021

Full time

Optionis is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses within the UK. You will be joining a team of 450 staff, who represent highly successful brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams.

We are looking for a Trainee Tax Advisor to join our growing team. As a Trainee Tax Advisor, you will benefit from study support which will see you enrolled onto AAT, ATT or ACCA dependent on your prior experience and/or qualifications.

As a Trainee Tax Advisor, you will primarily be responsible for drafting client tax returns and providing advice and guidance to clients on personal taxation matters. So, if you’re looking to build a career within the tax industry and have a genuine willingness to learn and progress within this sector, then we want to hear from you.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparing client tax returns and managing these through to successful filing with HMRC
  • Effectively managing your portfolio of clients, whilst working closely with internal teams
  • Providing on demand ad-hoc personal tax advice to clients
  • Dealing with PAYE and personal tax compliance matters
  • Preparation of P11D forms
  • Dealing with telephone and email queries from clients whilst ensuring a quality and efficient service is provided
  • Dealing with HMRC and other third parties on the clients behalf
  • Calculating tax rebates and liabilities for clients under the Construction Industry Scheme
  • Delivering a consistently high level of customer service
  • Delivering consistently accurate work


What we’re looking for:

  • A genuine desire to build a career within the tax industry
  • An enthusiasm to progress towards obtaining tax qualifications (AAT, ATT, ACCA)
  • Experience working in an office environment is highly desirable
  • Strong email and telephone skills
  • Efficient time and work management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work to targets and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload effectively
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude


Company benefits:

  • Your Flexibility – we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in an office or in an arrangement mixing the best of both
  • Study support towards AAT, ACCA or ATT
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays). As a special thank you for each completed year of service with the company you will receive an additional days holiday (up to a maximum of 28 days or pro rata equivalent)
  • Additional days off for birthday and 100% attendance
  • Exclusive discounts & offers from ‘Savings Pal’ – UK’s leading benefits platform
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Pension
  • ‘Dress down’ dress code
  • Free parking
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme – salary sacrifice green CO2 capped
  • Free mortgage service
  • Holiday buy and exchange scheme
  • Gym discount
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eye care vouchers – Specsavers
  • The opportunity to earn vouchers for business referrals and reviews

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