A wonderful opportunity to join Warwickshire’s Award winning firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

We are currently recruiting at our Leamington Spa office for a dynamic and committed member to join our team as an:

Corporate Tax Advisor – Overview of the role

Over the last three years, Burgis & Bullock have been experiencing strong growth in tax revenues. The firm is now looking to build on that growth and strengthen the existing corporate tax team by recruiting another tax professional.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a wide range of clients, reporting directly to the Head of Tax who is a corporate tax specialist with many years’ experience and having worked for many years in a Big Four corporate tax department. The firm also has experienced leaders in the private client tax and VAT teams, as well as the wider partner group who provide a full range of services to the clients of the firm.

The successful candidate for this role would find themselves working alongside the partner and manager group in helping deliver excellent client service and grow the firm.

Role profile

Working as part of a successful corporate tax team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery of the corporate tax compliance offering for a portfolio of clients, which includes:
    • Preparing tax packs for the audit department as part of the annual company / group audit
    • Preparing & submitting corporate tax returns and computations
    • Advising clients on appropriate corporate tax payments
    • Dealing with HMRC queries and providing ad hoc tax advice to clients
    • WIP and billing management for your portfolio
  • Assisting the Head of Tax in the delivery of tax advisory projects, to clients ranging from family owned businesses to subsidiaries of large international groups, for example
    • Research & Development claims
    • Patent Box reviews and advice
    • Corporate structuring work for changes in ownership or group structure, repayment of share capital etc
    • Permanent Establishment analysis and advice
    • Corporate Finance projects, including disposals, acquisitions and MBO’s
  • A focus on business development
    • Spotting and helping to convert opportunities to generate additional fees from existing or new clients of the firm
    • Networking internally and externally to build up the team’s presence in the marketplace
    • Working across service lines on marketing initiatives in order to help grow the practice
  • Preparing technical articles for publication in tax newsletters and blogs

Key skills and attributes

The ideal candidate for this role will be a highly motivated, forward thinking individual looking to further develop their career. We are flexible as to the level of existing corporate tax experience a candidate may have, but an accounting background combined with either direct experience in corporate tax or a serious interest in specialising in this area are key requirements.

In addition we require someone with:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible and strong written and oral communication skills to ensure effective communication of complex technical matters both internally and externally to a varied audience
  • The ability to work in a team environment across service lines and locations
  • Strong client relationship skills and some experience of business development
  • Enthusiasm to learn and grow with the firm

The role will primarily be based in Leamington Spa, but will require some travel to client sites or other locations as necessary.

If you think this opportunity sounds perfect for you then please send a CV via email to Anne@burgisbullock.com or in writing to:

Burgis & Bullock, 23-25 Waterloo Place, Warwick Street
Leamington Spa CV32 5LA

Payroll Officer

We are seeking a highly motivated and organised individual who is able to work on their own initiative and has the ability to communicate at all levels. Duties will include the following:

  • Initial set up of PAYE schemes for new payrolls with HMRC
  • The set up and maintenance of payroll records, and the processing to individual client payroll deadlines. Filing RTI for client payrolls in accordance with their pay dates.
  • Implementing pension deductions for client payrolls & an understanding of the concept of pre-tax and post-tax deductions.
  • Processing BACS payroll payments by various means e.g. telephone & fax.
  • Supporting clients with their payroll & SAGE queries.
  • Supporting other payroll staff and covering their holiday/absence.
  • Preparing example figures for individual scenarios of gross & net pays.
  • Dealing with payroll corrections/amendments in the correct manner for RTI records.
  • Reconciling the payroll records on a monthly basis & preparation of the Annual Returns/P60s & the Final Submissions for the Year.
  • Typing letters to accompany payroll reports, together with those required for HMRC, DWP & CSA, etc.
  • Implementation of Auto Enrolment legislation. Ensuring that clients are compliant in advance of clients’ staging dates. Setting up of AE records within AE Exchange and Smart portals, calculating deductions for pay & transferring the data to payroll, uploading files between AE Exchange and Smart. Dealing with the queries re the success/failure of data transmissions & employee queries. Learning alternative AE provisions for those clients using other providers. Meeting the deadlines for the issue of correspondence, payments in respect of pension contributions, completing the Declaration of Compliance in accordance with The Pension Regulator rules.

  • Using knowledge to support the processing of payrolls, and client enquiries. Advising re SPP, SMP, SSP, Childcare Vouchers, and other salary sacrifice schemes (& letters for addendum to contracts), and Annual Holiday Entitlements.
  • Involvement in fees negotiations for new payrolls, and annually updating fees for existing ones. Raising fee notes/bills.
  • Download HMRC notices from the gateway.
  • The mandatory learning of new legislation & skills required which affect payroll ongoing, e.g. HMRC changes to the calculation of pay, NMW, RTI and Auto Enrolment. Also changes to the SAGE software when upgrades are implemented.

The successful candidate should be experienced in the use of Sage payroll software as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Training will be provided in respect of other software packages. The candidate should also have excellent communication skills and telephone manner, and be able to work well under deadline pressure, prioritising effectively.

Salary and package will be commensurate to experience.

If you believe you have the attributes we are looking for and would like to join our friendly team, please send a copy of your CV to Lesley Trett, Office Manager, email: lesley.trett@burgisbullock.com or by post to:

Burgis & Bullock, 23-25 Waterloo Place, Warwick Street
Leamington Spa CV32 5LA


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