Indirect Taxes Assistant Manager - BDO, Birmingham

04 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This role will provide VAT advisory services for a wide range of clients, with a minimal amount of VAT compliance.

The primary responsibility will be to deal with all VAT advisory matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. You will also provide assistance to the senior members of the team in both client work and in the management of the group. Will be involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.

A key part of the role requires the individual to actively seek, and keep the senior members of the team informed about any new business opportunities arising at existing and new clients.


Project involvement:

Responsible for dealing with advisory matters on a portfolio of clients as well as ad hoc queries, whilst being supervised by senior members of the team and communicating with clients

There will be an expectation that you will take responsibility for project delivery under supervision

Manage a portfolio of clients including control of billings and cash collection within the firms criteria

Liaise with HMRC

To ensure assignments are completed within agreed budgets and keep client/senior members of the team informed of overruns

Identify risk and technical matters, as well as selling opportunities, to the senior members of the team, whilst exercising judgement within agreed parameters

Ensure that the firm’s quality control procedures are adhered to as appropriate


Ensure professional standards are met

Will work as part of management team with other Tax managers within the business group, and provide support to the rest of the Tax team

Sales and Marketing:

Participate in bids/proposals for new work as requested

Communication and representation:

Develop professional relationships with clients and within the firm

Provide an efficient and pro active service to clients and ensure that the clients’ needs are fully met

Pay attention to self-development and continuing professional education with a view to progressing within practice

To support and work as a team player in achieving activities for their business area
Work on own initiative

Consult with colleagues and senior members of the team on technical and risk matters.

You would be expected to be able to demonstrate 75-90 % of the accountabilities highlighted.


Starting to gain staff management experience

Significant understanding of and previous experience of advising on VAT

Maintain an in depth, up to date, knowledge of VAT technical matters

Ability to manage a small client portfolio

To actively seek opportunities for selling new services to existing and new clients

Some experience of dealing with client senior management

Educated to degree level, and/or CTA and/or ACA qualified or equivalent