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Graduate Trainee - Business Tax

Salary: Competitve

Location: Bristol, Bristol

Application Deadline: EXPIRED

Job Type: Graduate job

Contract Type: Permanent

The job

Summary of the job role

At Smith & Williamson we recruit high-calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The graduate programme is a structured training programme combining practical experience with technical studies, as well as offering numerous opportunities to increase your skill set with internal courses ranging from personal impact and negotiation skills to time management to delivering presentations.

Our Business Tax team provides tax and consulting services to a wide range of companies, from large multinational groups to owner-managed businesses. Our tax advice is designed to meet our clients' agreed commercial objectives considering all relevant taxes, not only Corporation Tax. We provide practical advice, we regularly negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs and members of our team sit on a number of leading professional and industry committees.

How you'll expect to spend your day

Working closely with our senior Tax professionals, you’ll feel yourself improving day by day as they teach you the intricacies of their trade. One moment you may be helping a small business ensure they are tax compliant; the next, you could be learning the complex, but fascinating, cross-border considerations of international tax.

We believe that hands-on experience is key to creating well-rounded trusted business advisers this means you'll be doing real work from the outset. In the first year this could mean anything from HM Revenue & Customs liaison to ad hoc research for partners, by the second year you will be managing your own clients.

Responsibilities and duties of the Tax Trainee role are as follows:

- Assist with research assignments and drafting technical documentation
- Assist other group members in professional work and provide support where required
- Support more qualified staff on more complex client situations
- Acquire and build relationships with your own clients and begin to supervise new trainees after approximately one year
- Compliance assurance
- Be committed and motivated to studying towards the joint ACA/CTA qualifications

During your training contract you will study towards the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) & Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) joint qualification.

The candidate

Required Education

- Must have or be on course for at least an upper second-class (2:1) honours degree in any discipline
- 300 UCAS points (or equivalent) in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies)
- GCSE English and maths (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade B

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Life at Smith and Williamson for graduates

Graduate Trainees joining departments across assurance & business services, business tax and private client tax services pursue one or more of the following qualifications: Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). Our investment management trainees work towards the Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) and the Masters in Wealth Management (CISI).

No matter which area you choose, you’ll receive first-class training and will develop the skills needed to become a trusted business adviser. In addition, placements in other departments mean greater insight into our business and the chance to expand your networks across the firm.

We can offer you much more responsibility than you might expect. You’ll be working on real projects and liaising with our clients from the start — it’s our approach to clients that makes this a more fulfilling place to work.

A career here means having more personal time than you might get in other firms. We believe in getting your work/life balance just right because it’s not just good for you, it’s good for us too.

If you’re looking to get more out of your future, we think you’ll love life with Smith & Williamson.

Benefits

Life assurance valued at four times annual salary

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Permanent health insurance

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Flexible benefits package

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

An interest-free season ticket loan

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Full financial support for the completion of relevant professional qualifications

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Overtime payments or compensatory time off (selected business areas)

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Pension scheme and discretionary bonus

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Market-comparable salaries

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

23 days’ annual holiday allowance

Case studies

Ashlea

Business Tax

"The firm has much better hours and far less pressure than many other firms of the same calibre, but the same quality of work and clients."

Natasha

Assurance & Business Services

"You get the chance to work on a wide range of clients in different business sectors."

Rhys

Private Client Tax Services

"The best thing about working here is the responsibility."

Nicola

Investment Manager (London)

"When it comes to training, Smith & Williamson is encouraging and supportive."

Helen

Private Client Tax Services (London)

"I have always felt like a valued member of the team."

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