Senior Tax Manager, Path to Director

Job Description

Seize the opportunity to lead a dynamic tax team and fast-track your career to Director with a top boutique accountancy practice in Belfast

VANRATH are proud to represent this boutique accountancy practice renowned for their personalised approach and comprehensive accountancy services. They are seeking a dynamic and experienced Tax Manager to join the Senior Management Team. This is a critical and exciting role with clear career progression to Director for the right candidate.

Salary & Benefits

An excellent salary and benefits package are available, dependent on experience.

  • Annual Appraisal
  • 23 days holidays plus 10 statutory
  • Option of working from home one day a week

The Person

  • Qualified Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) (essential).
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA) (preferred).
  • Minimum of three years post-qualification experience in practice.
  • Proven excellent exam record.
  • Managerial experience in a similar role.
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills.

The Role
This is a critical and exciting role, reporting to the Managing Director. As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will have sound financial technical skills, an ability to manage a diverse portfolio whilst offering creative solutions for the future growth and success of the business.

Corporate Tax

Advisory Responsibilities:

  • CPOS: Engaging in and managing company CPOS.
  • Restructures: Providing strategic advice and execution for corporate restructures.
  • Capital Allowance Reviews: Conducting detailed reviews and analyses of capital allowances.
  • Groups with Foreign Entities: Advising and managing tax issues related to multinational groups.
  • Share Sales and Acquisitions: Facilitating and advising on share sales and acquisitions.
  • Trade & Asset Sales and Acquisitions: Managing the tax aspects of trade and asset transactions.
  • S.198 Elections: Handling Section 198 elections.
  • Enquiries Including R&D: Addressing inquiries and providing support for R&D tax matters.

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Corporation Tax Return Reviews: Conducting thorough reviews of corporate tax returns.
  • Group Relief Claims: Managing and submitting group relief claims.
  • R&D Claims: Preparing and drafting narratives for SME and RDEC R&D claims.

Personal Tax

Advisory Responsibilities:

  • IHT Advice and Planning: Providing inheritance tax advice and strategic planning.
  • Remuneration Strategies: Developing and advising on effective remuneration strategies.
  • Enquiries - Aspect and Full: Handling comprehensive tax inquiries.
  • Statutory Residency: Advising on and managing issues related to statutory residency.

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Estates: Liaising with solicitors and completing IHT400 forms.
  • Personal Tax Compliance: Managing tax compliance for individuals with investment income, rentals, and I&Es.
  • Trusts: Administering and ensuring compliance for trusts (2 with income, 1 with capital only).
  • Personal Tax Return Reviews: Conducting reviews of personal tax returns.


Advisory Responsibilities:

  • Ad Hoc VAT Advice: Providing VAT advice to staff and clients as needed.
  • Advice on Property Transactions: Offering specialized VAT advice related to property transactions.
  • VAT Inspections: Managing and conducting VAT inspections.

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Review of Partial Exemption Calculations: Reviewing and ensuring accuracy in partial exemption calculations.


Advisory Responsibilities:

  • Enquiries & PAYE Checks: Handling inquiries and conducting PAYE checks.
  • PAYE Reviews: Conducting thorough reviews of PAYE processes.

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing PAYE: Managing and overseeing PAYE compliance.
  • Liaising with Staff and Clients: Addressing PAYE-related queries and liaising with relevant parties

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.