Tax Assistant Graduate (ATT/CTA/ACA)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
3d ago

Job Description

Tax Get the career you want at RSM

Our tax programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences.

You’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training not to mention an impressive client list to work with.

Join our team and discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential.

With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

What do our tax teams do?

Tax is a fact of life it’sdeducted from our wages, added to things we buy, paid by companies and it'srarely out of the news headlines these days.

But a career in tax isn’t justabout numbers. It’s about working with people and businesses to really understandwhat they want to achieve and to make sure that tax doesn’t become an obstacleto their long-term goals.

We advise individuals, familiesand their related trusts and companies, which hold their wealth, primarily ontax issues. We help them meet their tax reporting obligations and advise themon how to structure their assets in a tax efficient manner.

Understanding theclient, their families and their long term objectives is crucial, as is workingalongside their bankers, trustees and legal advisers to ensure that all adviceis part of a cohesive plan.

We advise companies of all sizesand from all sectors of business, helping them comply with the complex UK taxregime and also, in many cases, the tax regime of several overseas territories.

Getting involved with compliance work will allow you to get to know yourclients’ businesses well, and therefore we will expect you to spotopportunities for them to benefit from tax incentives or to avoid potentiallycostly pitfalls.

Tax compliance and advising on a company’s tax affairs are animportant part of all major corporate strategies and RSM can help them get thisright.

Indirect Taxes are applied to alltransactions, from coffee to car insurance, and they impact businesses across allindustries.

Indirect Tax case law and legislation across the world changesregularly. As a result, our clients’ needs and concerns are also often changingmeaning our work is challenging and varied with new ideas and opportunities todiscuss.

In our People Advisory Services, our team advises companies and individuals ona whole host of matters from remuneration planning and share incentive schemesto the interaction of global taxes when companies move people from onejurisdiction to another.

Getting company tax compliance obligations right inrespect of PAYE and national insurance contributions is an important part ofthe job as well as individual tax return filing requirements including thejurisdiction they may need to comply to.

Your role involves regularlycoordinating with our RSM International network and as part of the team, youwill need to understand domestic employment taxes regulations and theinteraction of these with international tax treaties and social securitylegislation.

What can you expect?

Our programme will give you a solid foundation in a broad range of tax issues. With us, you’ll be involved in projects from day one anything from liaising with clients to preparing and completing tax returns for HMRC.

The variety of work we do and the range of clients we work with mean you’ll have plenty of opportunity to discover a career path that fits your interests and long-term goals.

With our support you’ll have the space to grow professionally so you can confidently take on ever-more challenging tasks.

At RSM, you’ll gain hands-on experience, have access to on-the-job mentoring and train towards a professional tax qualification.

Through our expert training programmes, you will work towards the CTA qualification either through the Tax Pathway route (ATT / CTA) or the Joint Programme route (ACA / CTA).

We are committed to ensuring that the route through to qualification is the best for you as an individual and maximises your potential.

Alongside your technical training, you will attend internal developmental training courses to ensure you have the professional and personal skills to become a trusted Chartered Tax Advisor.

As you come towards the end of your studies, you’ll have a deep understanding of tax. This will be reflected in the complexity of your client portfolio and your responsibilities, including mentoring more junior members of the team.

What we look for

Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are always up for a challenge and are quick to grasp new subjects.

While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers. At RSM, you’ll be helping a big range of clients - from wealthy individuals to major multinationals - so it’s important that you’re adaptable.

You’ll often need to explain complex technical information during client meetings and in written reports, so we’re looking for graduates with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We also look for team players who enjoy interacting with others and are curious about how businesses work. If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

Please note for those who performwell throughout our assessment process, should your first geographic preferencebe unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location orfacility.

This would be discussed with you in this instance.

RSM will only take one application intoconsideration per intake. We do not accept multiple applications to differentvacancies.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry requirements

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important. You will need :

  • 112 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or 104 (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers or an equivalent level of study (excluding AS levels and general studies).
  • A predicted / obtained honours degree.
  • UCAS changed their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.

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