Manager (Corporate Tax)

Job Type: Permanent Location: Harrogate

The ideal candidate must have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of UK corporate tax issues.

The Role

We are looking for a corporate tax manager to manage the delivery of corporation tax services to a growing portfolio of clients. The role will also include responsibility for the supervision/review of work undertaken by the tax seniors within the team, including some staff responsibilities and work planning.

The work is diverse and will include the review of tax returns and computations, running and leading tax advisory projects, assisting in winning work by proactively managing existing clients and contributing to winning new clients.

The role provides a good range of work for someone with a solid corporate tax compliance background and dependent upon the circumstances, there may be opportunities to work part time and/or with flexible working hours.

Ongoing training will be provided, with the opportunity for the individual to attend the firm’s annual tax conference and to attend both internal and external training sessions.

Consideration would be given to candidates currently operating at Assistant Manager level Key responsibilities will include the successful delivery of tax compliance and advisory projects and working with the accounts team to provide the necessary corporate and deferred tax disclosure for inclusion in statutory accounts.

Tax planning work will include areas such as group tax planning, property planning, capital allowances, R&D tax credits, s455 tax planning and transfer pricing.

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The team

The Harrogate Tax department is made up of a team of 16 which includes a private client Partner, the Director of Tax, three Senior Managers, three Managers, five Assistant Managers, one Senior, one semi-Senior and eight Trainees. The mix of work in the group is varied and consists of clients including owner managed businesses, landed estates and high net worth individuals.

The office

The Harrogate office is situated close to the Centre of Harrogate, in modern friendly offices with approximately 45 staff. We advise a wide range of commercial businesses, private individuals and not-for-profit organisations across Yorkshire and the North East of England and have strong links with the professional and financial community of Leeds, the financial capital of the region. We have a strong reputation in the area and our client base prominently feature owner-managed, small and mid-cap businesses, and private and estate clients. They generally need both personal and company tax advice, as well as business and strategic help and we work with clients to create integrated solutions across their related financial and business affairs. In other cases, we apply our expertise to their specific concerns, often working alongside other professionals in the process


The ideal candidate must have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of UK corporate tax issues.

In addition, the successful applicant with have extensive experience of managing a team, and helping to deliver a very high standard of professional work to a challenging and varied portfolio of clients. The individual should also be able to market his/her skills and those of the firm, both on a one-to-one basis and in presentations. They should be innovative with vision, creativity and flair. Candidates will preferably be CTA and or ACA/ ACCA qualified or a Tax Inspector with full Technical Training Course, or law qualification.

The individual must have dealt with a range of tax issues appropriate to our client base of corporate clients. This should include tax planning, capital gains, capital allowances, company restructuring, the review of corporate tax returns and all aspects of general advisory services you would expect to offer to corporate clients. Most importantly, the individual must be able to look at the tax issues of private companies both from the point of view of the company structure, and that of their owners.


  • We are able to offer a dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression.
  • Annual salary at market rate, depending upon experience. Eligibility for manager’s discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Interest free season ticket loan on completion of probationary period. 25 days annual leave.
  • In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to five days holiday a year, subject to partner approval.
  • Group life cover of three times salary, which you may increase to four times salary under the
  • Reward Centre flexible benefits programme.
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 4% of salary on a matched basis with employees after six months service).
  • Salary review annually in October. Six-month probationary period.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s private medical insurance scheme upon completion of probationary period. (Manager only)
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm.