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Tax Manager - Employer Solutions (0892)

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We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Employer Solutions team for a Tax Manager.

This role can be based within a reasonable distance to any of our offices (Truro, Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Salisbury, Poole), with a mix of office and home working.

About the team:

Our employer solution team:

  • Ensures that clients have effective processes in place for expenses and benefits that are compliant with HMRC legislation
  • Provide assistance in the event of HMRC employer compliance or National Minimum Wage inspections
  • Provide advice in respect of all aspects of operating within the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • Assist clients in managing all aspects of employment status compliance, including dealing with IR35 intermediary issues and off payroll working
  • Work with clients to ensure that termination payments are dealt with tax-efficiently and are compliant with the complex technical requirements
  • Advise on how remuneration packages, including compliant salary sacrifice arrangements, can be structured cost-effectively.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working as part of the TAS Employer Solutions Team, you will be responsible for delivering projects and solutions to client queries in areas such as PAYE Healthchecks, Employment Status, Construction Industry Scheme, National Minimum Wage, Due Diligence and Global Mobility
  • Working as part of the TAS Employer Solutions Team, you will oversee the management of new projects from scoping to completion, including costing
  • Manage team members, including overseeing and allocating work
  • Drawing on your experience and knowledge you will liaise directly with clients and engagement teams to understand and document legal, accounting and commercial background to engagements
  • You will be able to research queries and provide answers supported by reference to legislation and HMRC guidance where necessary; preparing risk assessments to identify key tax issues
  • You will be able to manage client expectations when necessary, providing an honest appraisal and options to take matters forward.
  • Provide support, share ideas, impart knowledge with other members of the TAS Team
  • Coach and assist less experienced colleagues from within the TAS Team and within the wider General Practice.
  • Taking a lead role in and managing the assignment process throughout, investigating and resolving problems that may arise during assignments and notifying the Tax and/or Engagement Partner of progress and of any unresolved issues at the earliest opportunity
  • Documenting work in a clear and concise manner, ensuring all working papers are legible, easy to follow and well presented
  • Maintain and update own tax knowledge and keep up to date with current HMRC procedures and practice, particularly in relation to HMRC submissions (such as P11Ds, PSAs, P85s and annual share scheme reporting) for consistency with tax advice given
  • Reviewing client provided information to address employment tax compliance issues
  • Ensure that work is delivered on time and/or to budget
  • Reviewing target company information and preparing transaction due diligence reports on employment tax, share scheme and national minimum wage concerns
  • Liaising with non-UK firms in the PKF network to obtain input on projects involving clients with globally mobile workforces and preparing advice on the impact of UK and non-UK taxes of both the employer and their employees
  • Management of work-in-progress on all assignments monitoring agreed fee, ensuring regular and timely billing and assisting with the prompt payment
  • Taking a lead in and proactively supporting colleagues in client / potential client meetings
  • Be involved in internal and external presentations
  • Ensure all outgoing work is appropriately reviewed and authorised in accordance with the firm’s Tax Manual
  • Liaise with other departments as necessary on client affairs.

About you: 

  • Demonstrate practical experience of dealing with HMRC (from within or outside of HMRC) and/or advising individuals and clients subject to HMRC enquiries
  • Ideally (but not essential) you will have experience of working within HMRC in a varied range of enforcement and compliance roles, i.e. employer compliance, local compliance, specialist roles and/or counter-avoidance
  • Hold tax and accountancy qualifications such as CTA and/or ACA/ACCA, however this too is not an essential requirement
  • Experience of managing a portfolio (of clients and/or assignments) either from working within private practice or HMRC
  • Possess an excellent telephone manner, be able to deal with telephone calls in a courteous, enthusiastic and efficient manner
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, approachable, and all-round communication skills
  • Ability to work confidently and competently within the tax dispute resolution environment, especially whilst interacting positively with HMRC officers electronically, over the phone or face to face
  • Good organisational skills, be able to manage own time efficiently, manage and mentor other staff resources and own workload to ensure ongoing cases are dealt with promptly and efficiently
  • Self-motivated and able to show initiative
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Why us:

PKF Francis Clark is the place for your career. Our growth offers you the opportunity to expand and develop your career in a direction that interests you. We offer a supportive and flexible working environment, taking your career seriously to enable you to be the best you can be.

What next:

Please click ‘Apply Now’. If you don’t have an up-to-date CV or would prefer to chat to someone before applying, get in touch with Keith Lackie on

Everyone will receive a response.

PKF Francis Clark doesn’t discriminate. We’re interested in your skills, your experience, your potential, and nothing else.

We are not accepting agency introductions unless prior approval has been given in writing.

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