Tax Assistant Graduate Chelmsford August 2024

Rolling deadline
Chelmsford

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

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As the 7th largest accounting firm in the UK and the 6th largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms worldwide, RSM delivers big ideas and a premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear vision to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. We know that great teams are made up of people from all backgrounds, with skills as varied as their personalities. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

Why join Team Tax?

A career in ‘Team Tax’ is about becoming a qualified accountant and/or tax adviser, understanding and applying tax laws both in the UK and internationally. It’s about applying the law to real life and working with our clients to add value - from saving money, ensuring they mitigate tax risks and comply with reporting requirements.

In Team Tax, you’ll combine work and study, gaining an understanding of tax as you build a career you love - so everybody wins! You’ll study towards the ACA, ATT and/or CTA professional qualifications (depending on which bit of Team Tax you join).

Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are always up for a challenge and thrive grasping new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers, have the ability to develop an analytical mindset, and enjoy the prospect of delving into tax legislation. As you grow in Team Tax, you’ll benefit from being mentored in a culture that wants you to be the best version of you, to grow and be part of RSM’s future.

You will get to work directly with clients. If it’s an individual it might be understanding their family wealth, how they create it and how they want to share it with future generations. If it’s a company then it might be understanding how they plan to grow, benefit from government tax incentives, return profits to stakeholders, expand internationally, or exit their business in a tax efficient manner.

See below for further details about applying and the different and exciting areas of Team Tax that have vacancies for this location.

Recruitment process

Your online application will be evaluated by our Early Years Careers team to ensure you have the right experience and meet our selection criteria. From online assessments to an assessment centre and interview, we will look to provide you with the best recruitment experience to set you up for a career in Team Tax. We welcome applicants who are adaptable, motivated and looking to elevate their career to the next level.

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.

Our tax vacancies in this location

Vat / indirect tax

VAT is a tax on the sale of a product or service, so considering how it applies and the compliance related to it is always important to our clients. It impacts nearly every business transaction and over 150 countries around the world have a VAT/GST system. The case law and regulations in VAT are constantly evolving, making VAT a dynamic environment to work in as you will always be learning new rules and how they apply both in the UK and internationally, from routine compliance to specialist advice our client’s value.

You’ll study through the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), followed by studies to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

Employer solutions

Working in our employer solutions tax team you will advise companies on one of their most vital assets – their people. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to business success, so we work closely with our clients to help them navigate the complexities of UK and global employment tax rules and advise them on the most effective ways to reward and incentivise their people. As you grow with us, you’ll get to work with HR & finance teams or even the most senior executives globally.

You’ll study ATT followed by CTA.

Private client services

Our private client tax team work closely with a huge variety of interesting individuals and their families, helping to navigate the complexities of the UK and international tax rules and compliance that impact their personal tax position. As you build your skills as an adviser, you’ll get the opportunity to work directly with the people that are personally impacted by your advice.

In your first year you’ll focus your training on the foundations of our private client services (tax return compliance) with opportunities to then diversify into tax advisory services.

You’ll study ATT followed by CTA.

Corporate tax

Our corporate tax team work with organisations of all sizes, in all sectors and all over the world. From fast-growing privately-owned technology businesses to multinational groups listed on the London Stock Exchange with operations all over the world, you’ll get really involved in helping your clients comply with the reporting requirements and navigating the ever-increasing UK and global tax landscape.

From day one, you’ll learn the foundations of UK tax compliance and work closely with clients, advising on how to navigate an increasingly complicated UK and global tax landscape.

You’ll study for the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification through the ICAEW and CTA is optional in the future. For students in Scotland or Northern Ireland, instead of ICAEW, you’ll study through ICAS or CAI respectively.

Innovation and creative sectors reliefs

As a subset of the corporate tax team, you may be interested in joining the Innovation Reliefs national team.

The focus of this team is helping our UK corporate clients save tax (or even receive cash from the government) by getting tax relief for money a company spends, investing in cutting edge research and development, commercialising new inventions through registering patents, or in video games and other creative sector developments. Client’s really value the work this team do and it is a key pillar of the current UK government’s strategy to encourage investment in innovation. Equally, you will gain exposure to some of the very latest developments in science and technology across all industries, working with a huge range of different businesses.

You will study ATT followed by optional CTA.

Transfer pricing

Transfer Pricing is another subset of our corporate tax team. You will be part of a national team advising multinational clients on how they price products, services, assets and financing between the companies in their group.

This team works with our clients to really understand their business, providing practical solutions and explaining complex technical concepts clearly and effectively. It means understanding and keeping up with a rapidly changing international tax system alongside teams from across RSM’s global transfer pricing specialist network.

You’ll study ACA followed by optional transfer pricing paper of ADIT or the full ADIT qualification if preferred.

Capital allowances

A subset of the corporate tax team, the Capital Allowances team focusses on helping our clients optimise the tax relief they get when they spend money on qualifying fixed assets (e.g. bits of kit in their factory). As part of this team, you will get to go out to companies’ sites, for example, when they are building a new plant. A great team to join if you want to wear a hard hat on the day job.

You’lll study ATT followed by CTA and/or RICS.

Entry requirements

You will need one of these:

  • 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification;
  • 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level); and A predicted / obtained honours degree. Please note,

RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

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