MHA | Tax Director
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Tax Director

Colchester Tax Posted: 25 Jun 2024 ref: 638
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Job description

Who we are

Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 15 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

Purpose of the role

  • Provide high level tax consultancy/advice to clients and the firm
  • To maximise profitability of existing and potential client work
  • Develop tax function in Colchester
  • Generate own fees by working legal and banking contacts or direct leads
  • Develop private client offering/trust work
  • Develop a leading/mentor role with the tax managers
  • Manage office tax function

Main Responsibilities

Client Management

  • Oversee tax compliance work on own tax clients
  • Provide technical support and solutions to staff/other departments/other Partners
  • Answer any ad-hoc questions that are asked during the year.
  • Be proactive with any new initiatives that are relevant to the client

Practice Development

  • Identify new business opportunities for tax consultancy or compliance work
  • Agree new client target for the year and be responsible for achieving target
  • Ensure individual marketing targets are met
  • Follow up potential client leads
  • Establishing local business contacts/networking and attend functions
  • Develop contacts outside of existing database
  • Propose for any new work, including fee quotations
  • Run or assist with presentations to clients, contacts and prospects

Staff Management

  • Undertake appraisals for direct reports and provide feedback for other staff appraisals
  • Ensure team is working effectively
  • Recommend team changes etc as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified Chartered or Certified Accountants or member of Institute of Taxation (or similar)
  • Up to date in CPE & recent developments in accounting standards
  • People management, ability to delegate, motivate, provide feedback and stretch performance
  • Commercial awareness and customer focus
  • Communication, oral and written, ability to communicate at all levels, good listening skills
  • Organisation and planning
  • Leadership, ability to provide vision and be a positive role model
  • Working with others, interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation
  • Decision making/problem solving
  • Selling skills
  • Presentation skills

What we can offer you

  • Genuine work life balance.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral.
  • Paid CSR time.
  • Car lease scheme.
  • And more!

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA Macintyre Hudson is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.

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