Tax Advisor

Job Specification

Role: Tax Advisor
Location: 51/54 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BD
Hours: Full time; 9am – 5:30pm Monday - Friday
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Job Description:

We are seeking a qualified Tax Advisor, for our busy Private Client department, ideally based in Gravesend, but we will consider other office locations as well. This is a busy and varied role covering all aspects of private client taxation work. Experience and knowledge is required in the following fields:

  • Self-assessment tax returns including employee share options, foreign income, self-employment, land and property and disposal of assets
  • Claiming reliefs for investment schemes such as EIS, SEIS and VCT’s
  • Preparing profit and loss accounts for the self-employed and landlords
  • Undertaking capital gains tax computations to assist in the completion of the tax returns
  • Completion of non-resident capital gains tax reports
  • Dealing with HMRC enquiries
  • Dealing with reconciling the tax position up to the date of death
  • Annual trust accounts and tax returns
  • Estate tax returns for the administration period
  • Tax implications and compliance for trust set up and termination
  • Complex taxation of discretionary settlements
  • Inheritance tax advice and compliance for relevant property trusts
  • Capital gains tax advice and compliance
  • Income tax advice and compliance in relation to trusts and estates
  • International tax compliance such as FATCA

STEP would be preferable but not essential; the Firm assists in career development/studying and candidates undertaking STEP will also be considered.


Successful applicants will have consistent and good taxation knowledge, focusing particularly on private clients issues touching upon wills, trusts, estates and their taxation issues, and must be able to manage their own caseload of files with minimal supervision. Both are demanding roles therefore individuals must be able to prioritise work, use initiative and meet deadlines, coupled with an excellent client manner, smart appearance and good technical competence.

Staff benefits

  • A one-off taxable payment of £1000 to welcome you aboard after six months continuous service, irrespective of the employee’s role or earnings when applying directly through our website
  • 20 days holiday plus statutory and bank holidays (holiday accrues by one day each year after two years’ continuous employment to a maximum of 25 days after 5 years’ of continuous service)
  • Private healthcare through AXA after six months of continuous employment if you choose to opt in
  • Workplace pension through Scottish Widows
  • 30% discount on all legal services for members of staff where you instruct the firm
  • 25% discount on legal services for staff’s immediate family members (namely parents, siblings and children)
  • Introduction bonuses payable if you introduce a new member of staff to the Firm (subject to terms and conditions, amounts vary)
  • No sick bonus of £100 payable in December if you have zero days off sick in the year
  • Formal black tie Christmas party every year and annual summer BBQ/party firm wide

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