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Tax Trainee Apprenticeship - Excellent Opportunity -Gain your Accountancy Qualifications

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Are you looking to pursue a career in Tax Accountancy? Are you an academically strong school or college leaver? My client is a financial organisation based in the Buckinghamshire area who are looking for a bright, professional and confident communicator f

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A tax inspector is responsible for calculating the tax liability of individuals and businesses, identifying tax evasion, checking returns and ensuring the correct amount of tax is paid within the prescribed deadline.

What does a Tax inspector do?
Daily responsibilities for a tax inspector include the following:

  • Managing budgets and resources

  • Writing reports

  • Providing accurate guidance on applying for tax returns

  • Investigating potential fraud cases via interviews, visits and research

  • Representing HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in disputes brought before the tax commissioners

  • Examining financial accounts and related documents

  • Managing junior clerical and technical staff

Skills & interests required for a Tax inspector
Tax inspectors have to be highly professional in their approach to their work. They will be responsible for investigating tax returns and therefore need to have strong numeracy skills, as well as interpersonal skills when dealing with individual taxpayers.
- Ability to Work Under Pressure
- Adaptability
- Analytical skills
- Attention to detail
- Customer Service
- Decision Making
- Detail-orientated
- Determination
- Numeracy
- Problem Solving
- Professionalism
- Teamwork
What hours does a Tax inspector typically do?
Tax inspectors generally work a standard eight hour day, Monday – Friday. However, longer hours may be required during busy periods in the financial calendar.
What environment is a Tax inspector based in?
Tax inspectors are based in offices.
How much does a Tax inspector travel?
Tax inspectors regularly travel from district offices to local tax offices and to taxpayer’s premises.
How much does a Tax inspector get paid?
The HMRC offers graduates a four year Tax Professional Development Programme (TPDP) on a starting salary of £25,000 per annum outside London, and £27,000 for those in London. There are opportunities to join HMRC as an apprentice, however you will need to apply for the generalist Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship programme, not one tailored for the role of tax inspector.

On completion of the TPDP a salary can be expected to be around £43,000 per annum outside London, and £49,000 per annum for London.
Perks & benefits
Tax inspectors will be eligible for civil service benefits packages, including a civil service pension scheme.
What qualifications does a Tax inspector need?
It is possible for both graduates and school leavers to become tax inspectors, although it is most common for those with a good degree to be employed as a tax inspector.
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