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Opportunities in Tax Controversy and Risk Management

29 June 20222022-06-29
Aberdeen City
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Hutcheon Mearns are thrilled to be supporting a “Big Four” firm to recruit for numerous opportunities in tax controversy and risk management team (TCRM) in Aberdeen. The TCRM team is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic people at all grades to join the firm to continue to grow their business.  Based in any of their offices in Scotland, successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with a wide selection of clients, who have varied and sometimes complex tax situations to address.

Professionals in their award-winning teamwork with clients to help them manage transparency and reporting obligations, including preparing a tax strategy / policy, evaluating how tax risk is managed in the business, supporting businesses to prepare for SAO certification, preparing for a HMRC Business Risk Review and developing testing programmes to ensure controls are operating effectively. By integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established methodologies, they work with a wide range of businesses and corporates to help them develop and implement effective, practical and sustainable tax strategies.

The opportunity

Our tax controversy and risk management business supports large corporate clients in both building and delivering frameworks for the management of tax.  The business is incredibly broad and varied, requiring advisors who can holistically help clients to manage all taxes and support them in building an effective tax control framework. The team also support businesses in effectively managing enquiries through to a resolution, including the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution and litigation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building an appropriate strategy and managing the communication to the stakeholders
  • Formulating and delivering internal policies for the management of the tax function
  • Building frameworks to help with the real time identification, management and mitigation of tax risk
  • Building and delivering control testing programmes, including in support of SOX requirements
  • Supporting with HMRC requirements and relationship management, including the corporate criminal offence, SAO certification, publication of tax strategy and the Business Risk Review process
  • Developing the use of technology and data gathering to increasingly automate and improve the management of risk
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, winning work proactively and contributing to winning new clients
  • High level management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach taken
  • Overall responsibility of quality of client service
  • Manage possible leads from other areas of the practice
  • Build networks and relationships internally and externally for the team to leverage from
  • Help people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
  • Contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training international tax professionals

To qualify for this role you must have:

  • Significant involvement in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also through managing junior staff development and assignments
  • Experienced tax practitioner
  • Significant experience in Tax from a large UK based accountancy or law firm or HMRC
  • Strong client relationship management skills with ability to develop quality outputs to clients
  • Negotiation skills, able to sustain opinion and handle challenges
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Enthusiastic team player with ability to create, sustain and lead effective teams
  • Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff
  • Ensure delivery of quality work and take day to day leadership of delivery team
  • ACA/CA/ACCA/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course; or Law qualification
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Excellent communicator in range of situations both written and oral
  • Change orientated with flexible approach

This is the ideal opportunity for an experienced tax practitioner to join an award winning team and to further their career.