Assistant Manager - Corporate Tax, Amazing Benefits

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to represent this mid six firm who specialise in helping businesses, from start-ups to multinationals, achieve their goals through their professional expertise and direct collaboration with organisations and the entrepreneurs behind them. They develop strong, personal relationships with their clients, providing integrated business advisory solutions.

The team are committed to helping their people develop to their full potential. They nurture a friendly team culture where people work in a supportive and creative environment, are valued, and are empowered to deliver exceptional client service.

The Role

As an Assistant Manager in the Corporate Tax team, you will assist the senior management team in providing tax advisory and compliance services to a wide range of clients. You will provide peace of mind to clients and offer solutions through your skills and experience.

You will play an integral role in planning, monitoring, and reviewing the work of the team, providing appropriate support to ensure timely and effective completion of projects. There will be opportunities to continue developing your technical skills and knowledge through a blend of on-the-job experience and formal training.


  • Competitive salary
  • Fully flexible agile working
  • Car parking space
  • Pension scheme
  • Corporate private medical insurance rates (Assistant Manager and above only)
  • 22 days holidays + 11 days bank holidays
  • Shopping day at Christmas
  • Range of flexible working options (e.g., term time working)
  • Flexibility to buy and sell annual leave
  • Generous sick pay scheme
  • Death in service benefit of 4 times gross basic salary
  • Translink travel card - up to 20% discount on annual card

What you will do:

  • Manage a portfolio of clients and take responsibility for project delivery in collaboration with the Management Team.
  • Financial management of your portfolio of clients, including producing realistic budgets, monitoring project costs, identifying variances, and instigating corrective measures as required.
  • Plan, monitor, and review all work in the group, occasionally deputising for senior colleagues, up to and including Partner level.
  • Liaise with HMRC, Tax Council, and other professional staff as appropriate.
  • Assist with the planning of staff assignment allocation to ensure an appropriate spread of experience.
  • Provide support to colleagues on technical issues and deliver work of the highest quality.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to less experienced colleagues, both on the job and through active intervention when learning opportunities arise.
  • Develop contact with clients/work providers to maintain strong working relationships.
  • Act as a liaison between a client and other specialist service groups within the firm.
  • Be an effective team member by being an ambassador of the firm, participating in office marketing events, and keeping abreast of the wide range of services the firm offers.
  • Perform any other relevant duties and responsibilities as reasonably specified by the Partners of the firm.

Essential Criteria:

  • CTA or ACA qualified or equivalent.
  • Previous experience within tax compliance and tax advisory.
  • Corporate tax technical skills over a broad range of issues and the ability to research and conclude on new/developing tax technical issues.
  • Proven ability to deliver exceptional client service at all times and to tight timescales.
  • Good organisational and administration skills.
  • Proven people management capability.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages.
  • High-level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player with strong work ethic and ability to adapt to change.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and personal development.
  • Attention to detail, including the delivery of own and reviewing of other peoples' work.

If you are passionate about providing exceptional client service and looking for a dynamic role with opportunities for growth, we invite you to apply.

What's the next step?
If you think this role may be of interest to you, or you wish to discuss any other senior accountancy jobs in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Emma Jayne Bowen at VANRATH or on LinkedIn in the strictest confidence.

Why VANRATH will help you secure your next role:
Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.