Job Title: Graduate Tax Assistant (ATT - CTA) - Tax Advisory Role
Location: Hybrid (central London min 3 days).
Salary: GBP27,000 p.a.
Job type: 3-year apprenticeship training contract to study for both the ATT and CTA qualifications
This is an exciting time to join Finerva. The UK tech and innovation sector is expanding rapidly and so are our clients.
Founded by two former PwC London colleagues, Finerva is an ICAEW firm which has built a reputation as the leading accountancy, tax and finance advisor to innovative, high growth businesses.
The working environment at Finerva is collaborative, friendly, flexible and inclusive. We work with talented, passionate, ambitious businesses primarily in the technology, science and consumer products sectors.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Unlike most other graduate tax roles, we are looking for someone to join and start supporting us on tax advisory work from day one. This would be a 3-year apprenticeship training contract to study for both the ATT and CTA qualifications. Full training and support will be provided.
We are looking for someone to support the Founders and Tax Director on:
(S)EIS - claims for relief - preparing advance assurance applications to HMRC and HMRC notifications (compliance statements) and certifications.
EMI & CSOPs - preparing valuation reports, completing Val231 forms, submitting valuation requests to HMRC, preparing HMRC notifications and Employment Related Securities annual returns.
R&D tax credits - preparing R&D reports to evidence the claim for tax relief.
Tax advisory - ad hoc support.
You will not to be required to prepare tax computations or returns (tax compliance).
What we are looking for:
The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience, and personal attributes.
The ideal candidate will be a graduate with at least a 2:1 degree. We accept applications from relevant and non-relevant degree disciplines.
Responsive - an excellent communicator over video (particularly), phone and email. The ability to provide clear, straightforward recommendations on technical matters.
A self-starter - proactive and prepared to ask questions when unsure; a quick learner.
Collaborative - enjoys working in a collegiate environment, supporting others, and seeking help where required.
Hungry for development and progression.
Excellent expectation management.
As well as on the job training, we are offering a three-year apprenticeship training contract to complete the ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) and CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) qualifications.
Students will sit any two of the six ATT Online Exams (shown below) which form Core Knowledge 1. They also have to complete Core Knowledge 2, which will consist of one of the remaining four ATT Online Exams or the CTA Awareness paper.
The three Computer Based Examinations (CBEs) - Principles of Accounting, Law and Professional Responsibilities & Ethics - are compulsory. All three CBEs must have been passed (or exemptions claimed) before a student can enter for their final CTA examination paper(s).
Paper 1: Personal Taxation
Paper 2: Business Taxation
Paper 3: Business Compliance
Paper 4: Corporation Taxation
Paper 5: Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates
Paper 6: VAT
The CTA examinations would then follow.
Training and support (registration, tuition & exam fees, as well as training materials and time off for study), 25 days holiday plus pension, healthcare plus bonus.
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