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As a Tax Trainee you will be working with Owner Managed Businesses, helping them to obtain tax relief for their scientific and creative endeavours so they can continue to invest in these important activities. This will involve gathering technical information on cutting-edge innovations across a broad range of industries, preparing tax relief calculations, and writing technical reports. All necessary training will be provided.

The role

Through this role, you will gain a broad range of industry knowledge and professional skills, as well as build relationships with your team, Haines Watts Partners, and clients. You will also develop technical tax and accounting skills as we support you through your ATT (tax) qualification. Following completion of ATT, there will be further opportunity to study chartered tax professional exams.

Your key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the Incentives and Reliefs Team in preparing tax relief claims for Haines Watts clients around the UK operating in a broad range of industries.
  • Attend client meetings, prepare technical reports, and tax relief calculations.
  • Update internal systems with progress of workflow.
  • Study for professional exams and develop tax technical knowledge/ skills.

This is a full time hybrid based role working 35 hours per week.

What you need to be

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities.
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you.
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results.
  • Be able to travel to our office in Manchester.

This role is open to individuals at a variety of different levels who are looking for their first role, whether you have a you have a Degree, A Levels or GCSE's we can tailor your study programme around you, all we ask is for a minimum of 5 GCSE's Grade Level 5 or above including English Language and Maths or minimum of 112 UCAS points at A Level.

Haines Watts is mindful of individuals who may have extenuating circumstances and did not meet the minimum academic requirements. We are open to discussing and exploring the pathway you have chosen and welcome you to apply for the role and send an email regarding your extenuating circumstances which affected your results.

The Haines Watts way

Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.

What you get back from us

  • Flexible and hybrid 35 hour working week with a strong emphasis on work life balance.
  • Birthdays are important, so each year take the day off to celebrate.
  • Full study package towards ATT qualification.
  • Enhanced family leave for all new parents.
  • Giving back day, select a charity of your choice and spend the day volunteering with them.
  • Regular social events such as annual Christmas party, summer gathering and team building days out.
  • Special recognition, we celebrate big birthdays, long service, retirement and great performance.
  • Employee introduction and client referral bonuses.
  • Personal development programmes to support career growth including various talent development programmes, group update annual workshops and access to a range of CPD courses.
  • Access to an instant voucher and cash back app.
  • Strong emphasis on wellbeing, access to services such as 24/7 access to mental health helpline and legal/financial help.
  • 5% employer pension contribution, income protection and life assurance.
  • A flexible benefits programme to opt into further benefits which you can tailor to suit your lifestyle such as bike to work, gym membership, private medical insurance, dental insurance and restaurant card.

We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the Haines Watts Recruitment team, Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.