A leading law firm based in the City is looking to recruit a Trust & Tax Assistant. You will be AAT/ATT qualified.
Your new company
My client is an award winning, top 100 UK law firm with offices in London and the northern home counties. The firm has all the benefits of a top 100 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development. Whilst their clients are at the heart of everything they do, they recognise that life outside of work is important too and their approach to flexible working (and target hours for fee earners) reflect this. What really sets them apart is their friendly, open and inclusive culture. People join and stay at the firm as they get the benefits of challenging 'city' work in a supportive, professional and relaxed atmosphere.
Your new role
This role will support the Tax and Trusts team within our Private Wealth department. The Tax and Trusts team offer a fully bespoke service, including direct communication with trustees, beneficiaries, financial and other relevant professional advisers and HMRC.
The team have experience in managing trusts with a variety of different asset classes, including traded stock market investment portfolios, residential and commercial property, landed estates, trading companies and works of art.
On a day to day basis you will be assisting the trust managers who will provide you with on the job training to develop your skills and knowledge of trust taxation and accounting. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to further develop their knowledge of trust taxation. Sponsorship for professional qualifications is also supported by the department.
The main duties will include:
* Preparation of simple trust tax returns
* Preparation of simple trust accounts
* Beneficiary repayment claims
* Preparing R185's
* Maintaining trust accounting records
* Dealing with compliance record keeping such as FATCA, CRS, TRS etc
* Arranging payments to beneficiaries
* Drafting IHT calculations for relevant property charges
* Drafting IHT returns
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate will have experience of trust taxation, trust accounts and trust administration gained through working in a private client department of a firm of accountants, law firm or trust company. They must have a high level of numeracy and analytical skills, be able to prioritise and have strong interpersonal skills.
They will ideally hold the AAT or ATT qualification and experience of the MYOB trust software CCH Central and Trust Accounts is preferable.
What you need to do now
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