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08 Jan 2016

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Profession: Chartered Accountancy
  • Start Date: January 2016
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Location: Thames Valley
  • UCAS Points: 300
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Any discipline
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Degree Required: 2:1

Business Tax provide bespoke taxation services to its clients and deals with all queries from basic compliance through to high-level advisory work. They prepares tax returns and computations, carries out tax planning/consultancy work, and deals with HMRC, clients and third parties.

Are you considering a career where you can use your communication, problems solving and numeracy skills?

The role of a trainee will equip successful applicants with the necessary broad experience to start your career on the right track. In addition to a competitive salary and flexible benefits, we offer full study support towards gaining your professional qualification and internal training to maximise your personal and technical skills. The life of a trainee at Moore Stephens LLP is a busy one, full of client work, travel, study and socialising!

In this role you will assist in all day-to-day aspects of the business tax compliance function. Duties will include:

Core responsibilities:

  • Prepare:
    • corporation tax computations at both provision and final stage
    • corporation, partnership, personal and overseas landlord tax returns
    • deferred tax calculations for inclusion in the final statements, as required
  • Assist in dealing with HMRC correspondence including obtaining relevant information from audit files etc
  • Assist in dealing with client correspondence including the preparation of tax payment advice  letters for review
  • Assist with a portfolio of clients ensuring they are kept up to date with relevant progress of their computations, tax matters and deadlines
  • Communicating with clients to obtain relevant information or to resolve queries, dealing with Know your Client and other compliance matters etc
  • Assist with any other aspects of the compliance function, including updating Alphatax on a regular basis
  • Assist with the preparation of fee proposals for review
  • Ensure deadlines are met and issues or difficulties that arise are brought to the attention of the senior team members; liaise with senior team members to regularly communicate progress of work
  • Assist with general administrative duties
  • Develop an awareness of UK taxation and accounting matters, including accounting standards and double entry book-keeping


  • Study for an accountancy qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • Study for a taxation qualification (ATT or equivalent)
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Competent at relevant computer applications, Excel, Alphatax and PerTax
  • Basic technical and analytical skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
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