CFAB Apprentice - Business Tax

Moore Stephens
Competitive salary
26 May 2017
31 Aug 2017
Role Type
Start Date
The role of a CFAB apprentice will equip successful applicants with the necessary experience to start your career on the right track, combining client work, studying and a corporate social life. The role involves supporting all day to day aspects of the business tax compliance function, plus assisting with consultancy work and business development.

Are you considering a career where you can use your communication, problems solving and numeracy skills?

The role of a CFAB apprentice will equip successful applicants with the necessary broad experience to start your career on the right track. In addition to a competitive salary and flexible benefits, we offer full study support towards gaining your CFAB qualification and internal training to maximise your personal and technical skills. The life of an CFAB apprentice at Moore Stephens LLP is a busy one, full of client work, study and socialising!

Your role will include supporting in all day-to-day aspects of the business tax compliance function, plus assisting in the provision of consultancy work and business development as required.

Core responsibilities:

  • Prepare: corporation tax computations at both provision and final stage; corporation, partnership, personal and overseas landlord tax returns; deferred tax calculations for inclusion in the final statements, as required
  • Assist in dealing with HMRC correspondence including obtaining relevant information from audit files etc
  • Assist in dealing with client correspondence including the preparation of tax payment advice letters for review
  • Assist with a portfolio of clients ensuring they are kept up to date with relevant progress of their computations, tax matters and deadlines
  • Communicating with clients to obtain relevant information or to resolve queries, dealing with Know your Client and other compliance matters etc
  • Assist with any other aspects of the compliance function, including updating Alphatax on a regular basis
  • Assist with the preparation of fee proposals for review
  • Ensure deadlines are met and issues or difficulties that arise are brought to the attention of the senior team members; liaise with senior team members to regularly communicate progress of work
  • Assist with general administrative duties
  • Develop an awareness of UK taxation and accounting matters, including accounting standards and double entry book-keeping
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Competent using MS Office and relevant computer applications
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Basic technical and analytical skills
Personal qualities
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios
Qualifications required

Five GCSEs grades A*-C including grade B or above in English Language and Maths

Three A Levels at grade BBB or above (or equivalent)

Future prospects There is potential for our Level 4 CFAB apprenticeship to lead on to the ACA professional qualification.

Things to consider 'The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).