Banking Corporate Tax Assistant Manager - Glasgow

Vacancy posted: Sunday, 19 March 2017

Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Location: Glasgow

Job ref. no.: 79814

Change Public Practice are working with a market leading Big 4 firm to assist them in the recruitment a Corporate Tax Assistant Manager who has a background in Banking. This role will be based in Glasgow.

This Big 4 firm has a real focus on work-life balance, flexible working hours (including early or late starts, shorter working days etc.) and as such has a strong staff retention within their tax function. Gone are the days where Big 4 firms strike fear of excessive working hours and stress in order to have a successful career with an enviable client base – this firm can offer it all!


  • Maintain a portfolio of clients and take responsibility for ensuring tax computations are prepared to a high standard on a timely basis and finalised and submitted to HMRC within agreed deadlines
  • Working with the client directly to understand the requirements at the start of each compliance cycle and provide instructions to the tax computation preparers
  • Visits to clients / local offices when appropriate
  • Review the draft tax computations produced to ensure correct treatment of items and determine whether further information is required
  • Liaise with the client to obtain additional information if required, feeding back to the tax computation preparers to enable them to provide an updated draft computation for subsequent review
  • Identify and resolve technical issues, preparing technical analysis and involving specialists as appropriate to prepare or review analysis
  • Deliver a high quality, technically accurate final draft tax computation, ready for final review by a manager / senior manager and sending to the client
  • Providing advice and assistance in the drafting of responses to HMRC correspondence and preparing tax accounting disclosures
  • Develop and maintain relationships and act as primary liaison with other local office teams and offshore partners
  • Work with client administrators to ensure client administration and risk procedures are completed appropriately


  • Candidates who are qualified by experience as well as ATT/CTA/ACA qualified etc. are all welcome
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience ideally gained within a public accountancy environment or other relevant financial services industry
  • Experience of review of corporate tax computations and returns for banking and asset finance companies
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical issues, or escalate as appropriate
  • Experience of specific technical areas encountered in the banking sector including: foreign branch capital attribution adjustments, bank loss offset rules, bank surcharge tax and the tax treatment of finance lessors
  • Experience of general technical areas including: complex capital versus revenue treatment, pension scheme and share scheme adjustments; group relief, basic transfer pricing; UK GAAP tax accounting for single entities and simple groups
  • Awareness (although experience preferred) of technical areas including: controlled foreign companies and worldwide debt calculations
  • Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent team work and organisational skills, including monitoring timetables and budgets
  • Proficient user of Alphatax (or similar tax software)

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