Corporate Tax Senior Manager


Reports to: Tax Partner


Corporate Tax Senior Manager Key Purpose

Responsibility for a well-managed portfolio of clients across a range of industry sectors, including sole-traders, partnerships, and limited companies. This role will be reporting directly to the Partners of the Firm, and you will have the opportunity to take a lead role in developing the portfolio. You will be responsible for the financial management of the portfolio to include, recovery rates, billing, debt and WIP management and be able to provide a high level of technical advice and application to our clients.

You are responsible for ensuring that the clients in your portfolio receive the best possible client experience. You will take the lead in ensuring the staff under your responsibility are mentored, developed, and helped to thrive, in addition to supporting and mentoring more junior members of the management team with your strong technical knowledge.

To be an ambassador of the firm’s values and have a wider awareness of how your role and department interacts with the wider firm; seeking opportunities to share best practice and commercial opportunities.

Corporate Tax Senior Manager Key Objectives   

  • Managing the tax compliance work on a client portfolio.
  • Reviewing work of more junior staff.
  • Dealing with HMRC correspondence including enquiries.
  • Taking a senior role in developing client relationship, through conversations and meetings as well as delivering technical advice.
  • Attending client meetings & creating a client relationship built on trust and confidence in your ability, ensuring clients naturally default to you.
  • Spotting and acting on opportunities to enhance the experience of our clients. Helping their clients to thrive by proactively dealing with client queries, building strong commercial relationships, and considering their clients holistic financial needs.
  • Leading the day-to-day management of a productive and effective department, including assigning work to staff members based on their knowledge and capabilities and helping with the development of junior members of the team.
  • Providing high level technical advice to less experienced members of the management team.
  • To assist with tax planning projects including being self-sufficient on certain substantial tax planning projects.
  • To build and maintain relationships with work referrers in order to bring in work.
  • To present at internal and external seminars and webinars.
  • To generate marketing initiatives.
  • To provide technical leadership on specific areas of tax knowledge and develop technical specialisms.
  • To run and present at internal training meetings.
  • To undertake appraisals of more junior staff.
  • To manage the financial implications of client work including recoveries, identification of additional work to be billed for and selling this to clients, to identify and chase late payment of fees.
  • To undertake tasks within the tax related Forensic assignments including report drafting which are capable of being finalised with minimal review.
  • Being confident in the use of the latest software & being able to discuss with & recommend to clients.
  • Understanding and adhering to our internal software and procedures.
  • Role model and promote and ensure best practice is followed for all compliance matters.
  • Attendance at networking events and identifying opportunities to sell additional services to existing clients & prospective new clients.
  • Proactively contribute or lead internal projects that may not be directly related to the portfolio management.
  • To effectively manage the financial aspects of the portfolio.
  • To have a collaborative approach with your department and the rest of the firm.


Corporate Tax Senior Manager Key Skills & Competencies 

  • A high degree of personal motivation, organisational skills, and the ability to manage your own workload
  • Flexibility and approachability under pressure
  • You must be proactive, tenacious and show initiative at all times
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • The ability to communicate confidently, clearly, and effectively at all levels including ensuring the partner is aware of any client issues
  • The ability to work closely with other members of the team and management team
  • A learning mind-set with the ability to receive feedback to implement corrective advice ensuring achievement of key objectives and service delivery to clients
  • A high level of professionalism to deliver client service excellence
  • The ability to build excellent relationships with all colleagues through role model behaviour in line with the Firm’s culture and strategic objectives
  • The ability to multitask and meet deadlines when required
  • Effective delegation and time management
  • To understand when it is necessary to escalate either technical or client experience issues to the partner or support specialists
  • A developing sense of commercial acumen
  • A developing ability to promote the work of the team within the firm and outside it
  • An emerging ability to develop strong relationships with referrers


Corporate Tax Senior Manager Key Knowledge & Behaviours

  • Planning and organisation
  • Self-motivation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent client service
  • Familiarity with IT systems
  • Familiarity and an understanding of the relevant statutory compliance issues affecting the Firm including, GDPR, Money Laundering and the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Professional, personable, presentable, and punctual
  • Good technical knowledge of accounts preparation and tax compliance
  • Familiarisation with personal and business tax regulations, plus VAT and PAYE
  • Supervisory experience of accounts staff
  • Full driving licence, plus unrestricted access to a car
  • Organised, accurate, and able to plan the use of time efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with both clients, team members and colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills


Corporate Tax Senior Manager Qualifications 

  • CTA qualified.
  • Preferred ACA / ACCA qualified.

The Corporate Tax Senior Manager salary is £60-85k + benefits