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A distinctive London-based, Silver Circle law firm with a focus on clients and delivering excellence in the international legal market. They are looking for a qualified and experienced Trust Manager to join the private client group. Said group provides legal advice to wealthy individuals, trustees and to other institutions and firms for themselves or their private clients.
The trust and tax compliance team sits within the group and comprises of three tax managers and two administrators, with partner support from across the wider private client group.
The team administer approximately 150 domestic trusts for wealthy families and entrepreneurs, covering the full spectrum of Discretionary, Interest in Possession and a number of charitable trusts. The team has expanded in recent years to provide personal tax compliance services to the wider client base of the private client group, most of which has a non-dom flavour.
Your new role
The trust and tax compliance team is looking for a full-time, permanent manager to take on a mixed portfolio of trust, personal tax and other more general project work which may include IHT reporting, non-resident CGT, taxation of deceased estates, HMRC enquiry work, statutory residence test and remittance issue and other ad-hoc projects.
This is primarily a hands-on compliance based role that will follow the normal tax compliance calendar. However, there will be a significant amount of responsibility as the successful candidate will be working directly for partners in the private client group, there will also be substantial client contact and relationship management elements.
Other than in relation to the preparation of trust accounts, there will be little opportunity for delegation. The successful candidates will need to have the technical capability and client care experience to take responsibility for their own case load without multiple layers of review, but with excellent partner support.
What you'll need to succeed
They are looking for either:
* A candidate with a mainstream accounting background: a qualified accountant who has subsequently been working in a trust/tax environment and therefore has experience of trust and personal tax compliance;
* A candidate who has trained in trust/personal tax and therefore has good basic personal tax compliance knowledge but who also must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of trust accounting. Probably ATT, CTA or STEP qualified; or
* A candidate with solid non-dom personal tax compliance experience, ideally with some experience of trust compliance.
It may, to an extent, be possible to weight the core client case load to suit the experience of the candidate. However a willingness to take on a varied workload encompassing all elements of the work undertaken by the team remains a pre-requisite.
The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and technical ability and be keen to take ownership of the role. The individual will need to demonstrate qualities that will fit within a cohesive, supportive and friendly team.
This is a busy team and it is essential that the individual has a hands-on approach and a strong work-ethic.
What you'll get in return
A raft of benefits, a competitive salary and the opportunity to grow your career in a Silver-Circle Law Firm.
What you need to do now
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