MHA | Tax Manager

Tax Manager

Manchester Tax Posted: 24 May 2024 ref: 1363
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Job description

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 14 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.

What does the role entail?

  • Drafting of advice letters, reports and documentation on tax planning projects to include:
  • Company reorganisations (e.g. demergers, share for share exchanges, alphabet shares)
  • MBOs
  • Dividend planning
  • EIS and SEIS share issues
  • Management buy outs
  • Share schemes including EMI and unapproved schemes
  • R&D Tax credits and patent box
  • Transfer pricing and country by country reporting
  • Senior Accounting Officer reporting requirements
  • Year-end tax planning
  • Supervision and development of staff (it is anticipated that our team will grow)
  • Ad hoc advisory work on CT, CGT and income tax issues. The role does not envisage IHT advisory work.

Review of corporation tax computations for groups and other relatively complex cases including:

  • Corporate Interest Restriction
  • Non UK resident companies
  • Preparation / review of tax reports for clients, regarding CT comps.

Transaction support including

  • Due diligence (employment taxes, corporate taxes, potentially VAT)
  • Review of sale and purchase agreements, including tax warranties and indemnities

Marketing / Business Development support including

  • Input to pitch/proposal documents
  • Attendance at pitch meetings, representing corporate tax

Essential skills

  • In depth knowledge of taxes impacting on companies and their owners, including CT, income tax, CGT, employment taxes.
  • Able to identify opportunities for tax planning – and problems
  • Thorough understanding of company accounts including groups
  • Broad knowledge of corporate, personal and capital taxes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to tailor communications to different levels of client sophistication
  • Highly numerate
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible, resourceful and enthusiastic about tax. Solutions focussed approach
  • Ability to review work, provide honest feedback, and manage and develop staff.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Confidence/ability to give presentations to staff
  • Confidence/ability to network with fellow professionals


  • ATT
  • CTA or if not, studying towards CTA

Why Join us?

Over the last few years, we have won multiple industry awards such as National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year, Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year, Best Advisory Services and most recently the gold standard accreditation by Investors in People.

  • Genuine Work Life balance
  • 33 days holiday Inc. bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days (28 days on a training contract, with the opportunity to buy 5 days)
  • Competitive salary package
  • Employee Recognition awards
  • Accredited Investor in People
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • And more!

Its an exciting time to join the firm so take you next career step with us.

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