Excellent chance to work outside of a Big 4 or law firm in an SDLT role. The role is to provide support to the specialist SDLT Partner and Senior Manager in the Tax Advisory team to provide Stamp Taxes advice to the firm as a whole and to assist in the growth of this service offering to the firm’s client base, and could also include involvement in wider direct or indirect taxation advice, depending on the individual’s experience. .
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the specialist Stamp Taxes team in advising on a wide range of SDLT, LBTT, LTT and Stamp Duty tax cases for both individual and corporate clients in the private client sector.
At present we are looking for either a Manager or an Assistant Manager to join the team, although for the right individual we would consider a Qualified Senior.
The role is advisory only – so no tax compliance and the candidate would not be part of the personal or corporation tax self assessment teams.
The SDLT team is small and works closely together – we would expect that the successful candidate would benefit from working closely on projects with senior team members. Accordingly we would prefer the candidate to be willing to spend at least three days a week physically present in the London office, at least to begin with.
This role has arisen from the organic growth of the Stamp Taxes team over recent years and there are significant internal and external growth opportunities to explore, which the individual could be involved, however, business development experience is not a requirement.
The ideal candidate will already have experience of working in Stamp Taxes in a firm with recognised tax capability. They must have strong technical skills in SDLT and other property taxes. In particular we would expect the candidate to have experience of SDLT/LBTT implications of MDR, mixed use rules, the HRAD/ADS charges, corporate restructuring, the partnerships rules and the anti-avoidance provisions as well as experience of filing returns.
We are looking for someone to specialise in Stamp Taxes in the longer term, however wider advisory experience including VAT, or direct tax advisory work will be helpful. They should have experience in dealing with one-off special assignments, report writing and advising on complicated tax technical areas. In addition, the candidate must be naturally collaborative, commercially minded, and self-motivated and have confidence in dealing with partners and clients, good organisation and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
Candidates should be educated to at least A level, ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification i.e. CTA/ACA/ICAS/ACCA or be a qualified lawyer. Outlook, Word and Excel skills are necessary.
This practice offers a great salary and benefits package. Can offer part time and flexible working.