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Tax Senior - Employer Solutions (0884)

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

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:

Team members will be expected to work across the range of specialisms, supporting all managers, senior managers, directors and partners in delivering projects. Expectations of level of responsibility would include the following:

  • Working as part of the Tax Advisory Services 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
  • Drafting tax advice for review by senior team members
  • Seeking clearances and advance assurance from HMRC
  • Reviewing HMRC submissions (such as P11Ds, P85s and annual share scheme reporting) for consistency with tax advice given
  • Reviewing client provided information to address employment tax compliance issues
  • 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.
  • Monitoring project budgets and preparing fees
  • Taking a active role in and in 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
  • Taking a lead in and proactively supporting colleagues in client / potential client meetings
  • 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
  • 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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