Corporate Tax Assistant Graduate Innovation Reliefs (ATT) Southampton August 2022
Our corporate tax apprenticeship programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with.
Join our team and discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.
What does our corporate tax team do?
Tax is a fact of life – it’s deducted from our wages, added to things we buy, paid by companies and rarely out of the news headlines these days. But a career in tax isn’t just about numbers. It’s about working with people and businesses to really understand what they want to achieve and make sure tax doesn’t become an obstacle to their long-term goals.
We advise companies of all sizes and from all sectors of business, helping them comply with the complex UK tax regime and also, in many cases, the tax regime of several overseas territories. On a day-to-day basis, our team helps organisations comply with the shifting requirements of the tax authorities and pay the right amount of tax, so they avoid criminal convictions, hefty fines and damage to their reputations. We also help shape business strategies so organisations can legally reduce the amount of tax they pay.
Getting involved with compliance work will allow you to get to know your clients’ businesses well, and therefore we will expect you to spot opportunities for them to benefit from tax incentives or to avoid potentially costly pitfalls. Tax compliance and tax planning are an important part of all major corporate strategy and RSM can help them get this right.
A key part of this role is that you will be part of our specialist Innovation Reliefs team which assists companies in the preparation of claims for Research & Development tax relief. This specialism is an important part of our tax practice returning double digit growth each year. We work with companies across all sectors, most notably manufacturing, engineering, life sciences, software and digital technologies. We wish to attract graduates with a degree across science, engineering, technology or information technology (IT), e.g. computer science, to help in this area whilst having access to wider tax experience and qualifications.
What can you expect?
RSM’s graduate apprenticeship in corporate tax offers top quality career development whilst earning a competitive salary. Our apprenticeship programme will give you a solid foundation in a broad range of tax issues. With us, you’ll be involved in projects from day one – anything from liaising with clients to preparing and completing corporation tax returns.
The variety of work we do and the range of clients we work with means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to discover a career path that fits your interests and long-term goals. With our support, you’ll have the space to grow professionally so you can confidently take on ever-more challenging tasks.
At RSM, you’ll gain hands-on experience, have access to on-the-job mentoring and build on your science or technology background to train towards a professional tax qualification. You will get the opportunity to work with our client’s technical experts, CTOs and chief engineers who are at the top of their field, and you will not be constrained to work in a narrow discipline. When you join this team, you will work towards the ATT (The Association of Taxation Technicians) and then you may go on to also complete the CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) professional qualifications. We are committed to ensuring that the route through to qualification is the best for you as an individual and maximises your potential. Alongside your technical training, you will attend internal developmental training courses to ensure you have the professional and personal skills to become a trusted Chartered Tax Advisor. As you come towards the end of your studies, you’ll have a deep understanding of corporate tax. This will be reflected in the complexity of your client portfolio and your responsibilities, including mentoring more junior members of the team.
As you come towards the end of your studies, you’ll have a deep understanding of corporate tax. This will be reflected in the complexity of your client portfolio and your responsibilities, including mentoring more junior members of the team.
What we look for
Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are always up for a challenge and are quick to grasp new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers.
At RSM, you’ll be helping a big range of clients - from wealthy individuals to major multinationals - so it’s important that you’re adaptable. You’ll often need to explain complex technical information during client meetings and in written reports, so we’re looking for graduates with excellent verbal and written communication skills. We also look for team players who enjoy interacting with others and are curious about how businesses work.
If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.
At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.
Diversity and inclusion at RSM
At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.
To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.
Our recruitment process
Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.
RSM will only take one application into consideration per recruitment cycle. We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.