Work in Tax

Every time you buy a packet of crisps, go to the cinema, download an app or get paid for your part-time job, some of your money gets paid to the government in tax.


The tax landscape is constantly changing. We will show you how to help high-profile organisations, entrepreneurs and family businesses understand complex rules and make informed decisions about how to best run their business.

 Over 3,500 tax experts work in many  key areas and you’ll be part of a business that’s proactively engaging in the tax policy debate and focused on leading views and new ideas. Our people need to be flexible and ready to build strong relationships, networks and leadership skills. Our expertise covers every area of taxation that you can imagine.

By joining Tax you’ll also have the chance to be involved with our innovative One Tax Rotation programme. This gives you the opportunity to work outside your core tax competency for up to six months, learn from different clients and develop your transferable skills.

Join us straight from school or college

We’ll support you to study for a nationally recognised professional qualification relevant to the work of your team. This will either involve study with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) or a Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business (CFAB) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

After your initial training period and provided you meet certain criteria, you can expect to join the graduate pathway and enjoy the same career progression opportunities from this point.

What is Tax?
Every time you buy a packet of crisps, go to the cinema, download an app or get paid for your part-time job, some of your money gets paid to the Government in tax. And it gets spent on schools, the NHS and a host of other public services. But it’s not straightforward.

As individuals, we pay different rates. So imagine how tricky it is as a business when you’re employing staff, making millions of pounds in profits or relocating to another country. And if you don’t get it right, there are penalties. That’s why it’s essential our clients understand their tax obligations and how to manage them effectively, ethically and within legislation.

Working in Tax means you’ll get to know everything about new tax developments and legislation. You’ll help our clients – from international businesses to wealthy individuals – plan for the future and manage their tax affairs effectively. Tax is always a hot topic in the media and managing the expectations of our clients is essential: tax issues can have a huge impact on our clients’ reputations, so we must advise them on how they may be perceived in the wider market.
What you'll do
You’ll get involved from day one, talking to clients from our offices or at a client site, to understand their business affairs and discuss how the tax rules apply to them. You could spend some of your time working in a team to complete tax returns on behalf of our clients, while keeping up-to-date with tax legislation so you can understand how it affects your clients. Or you could work with market leading technology to provide personal tax return support to employees who work abroad.

Compliance Service Team
The Compliance Service (CS) Team is an exciting and expanding team which combines the compliance services across four main tax specialisms: Global Mobility, Corporation Tax, Accounting Services and Private Client taxation. Working as part of the team will open up opportunities to broaden your knowledge base across these tax specialist areas, and give you access and exposure to a number of high profile external clients across many industries such as financial services, oil and gas and entertainment. With the advancing technology systems, apprenticeship programmes and opportunities to work with and learn from expert tax specialists, you'll have the foundation to develop and advance a strong career path within Compliance Services.

Compliance Services – Accounting Team
Our specialist Accounting Services (AS) team within Compliance Services (CS) is a market focused business providing accounting services to national and multinational corporations with a focus on helping them remain compliant and providing insights into their operations. We provide outsourced services for large national, multinational and inbound clients across a multitude of situations.

Your responsibilities will include a range of tasks, including the preparation of periodic management accounts, advising on statutory accounting compliance requirements and on improvements to the cycle.
Is Tax right for you?
A lot of the work we do in Tax is influenced by the law. If you’re fascinated by law and what it means for our clients, a role in our Tax team could be right for you. You’ll also like to keep up-to-date with any tax-related changes, be systematic, have a good eye for detail and be passionate about helping clients come up with commercial and ethical solutions to their problems. And of course, you’ll be good with people too.

What you'll gain
You'll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying for a professional qualification with either the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to secure a Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) or the ATT (Association of Tax Technicians) as a core part of your apprenticeship. We'll give you study leave to go to college plus plenty of support, but you'll need to study in your own time too. The hard work will be worth it though when you pick up your qualification. And the great thing is, by the time you complete your exams, you'll have lots of valuable experience to build on. Your local recruiter will discuss the qualification in more detail with you during the process.
What you'll need
96 or 112 UCAS tariff* depending on which area you join.

*minimum requirements. Plus a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) You will need to be on track for, or have achieved, 96 UCAS points for roles involving the ATT qualification, and 112 UCAS points for roles involving the completion of the CFAB Qualification. Please check the job descriptions to see the specific requirements.

We are aware there have been some recent changes to UCAS tariffs. You can use the UCAS tariff webpage to calculate your equivalent points under the new tariff. On your application form you will be asked for your grades/predicted grades rather than UCAS points so please do provide these and we will calculate the UCAS points.

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