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Private Client Tax Director

Johnston Carmichael
Bridge Of Dee, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Tax Compliance
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Director for our Private Client Tax team.

We are flexible on location within Scotland.

The Private Client Tax Director will be responsible for (but not limited to):
  • Manage the client portfolio, and build on existing relationships with clients and their wider professional network to ensure satisfaction with services provided, collaborating with client's, client staff and identifying opportunities to support them further
  • Monitor budgets and prepare fees
  • Provision of high-level technical and tax planning advice to clients, working as necessary with other Directors and Partners
  • Ensure internal and external expectations are achieved, such as supporting the leadership team in setting and delivering the strategic targets
  • Liaising with the client service team and with colleagues in other disciplines to provide a co-ordinated service to the clients
  • Develop and grow the department and the firm by identifying and progressing opportunities to promote the business in the marketplace, sourcing new opportunities and securing new work, with the support of the wider senior management team and Business Development tea
  • Maintaining an up-to-date technical knowledge of business tax, personal tax and capital taxes
  • Mentoring, training, support and work delegation to team members as well as overseeing them in all aspects of the portfolio, ensuring deadlines and demands are met by the wider client engagement team offering feedback as/when required
  • Managing a diverse portfolio of personal tax clients, ensuring a high-quality tax compliance service
  • Ensuring compliance with internal (tax methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.

About You:
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively impact and influence others
  • Ability to work to a high standard of technical service delivery to clients
  • High accuracy and attention to detail
  • A substantive, proven track record of building internal and external relationships and networks
  • Practical knowledge of compliance and advisory work with the ability to support the wider team/firm to supply advice to clients when required
  • Relevant experience in this role is preferred
  • Qualified CA (or equivalent) and above
  • A leader of your work and your professional learning
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively impact and influence others

Why JC?

With 14 offices across Scotland and beyond, we’re one of the country’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. Working at Johnston Carmichael means working in a team of over 900 sharp minds - each of which is valued and heard. We support our people to ensure they can grow their own way through proactive learning and development.

At Johnston Carmichael we want what’s best for our clients, our people, and our communities. You’ll be joining a team that’s engaged with its local communities and committed to supporting them. Over the last decade, we’ve raised over £450,000 for charitable causes across Scotland and we’re also Gold Sponsors of the Kiltwalk. You can read more about our culture and the values that define us here.

We have a People and Culture Forum that generates ideas for positive change and has several subgroups including LGBTQIA+ and Gender Equality which seek to educate and encourage everyone in our firm to be themselves in order to do their best work.

If you value enabling leadership, quality, integrity, and a workplace that prioritises giving back as much as you put in, then Johnston Carmichael is the firm for you.

Why Tax?

Our vision remains a constant - to be the firm of choice in all our markets. How we get there is what changes year on year.

The role of a tax adviser is transforming, and we need to keep up with this fast pace of change; both technology and legislation are ever evolving, and us with them. A career in Tax at Johnston Carmichael is diverse and challenging, as we continually strive to provide the best service for our clients - more efficiency, greater innovation, deeper insight. You’ll be joining one of Scotland’s most comprehensive tax practices, spanning an extensive range of corporate, personal and specialist tax services. Winners of the 2019 Tolley’s Taxation Award for Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm, our team doesn’t merely crunch numbers - you’ll build close relationships with our clients, truly getting under the skin of their businesses and providing advice and guidance that offers real value.

And, with 14 key industry sectors, there’s no shortage of variety when it comes to our client base. We’re also an independent member firm of Moore Global Network Limited, a global accounting and advisory network of over 30,000 advisers across more than 110 countries, so you’ll have the opportunity to work with businesses all over the globe.

How working for us can work for you:

As a valued member of the Johnston Carmichael team, you’ll benefit from a number of employee benefits including but not exhaustive to; a personal pension scheme, annual leave, and life assurance, as well as your own personal training and development plan. Click here to see what’s on offer at Johnston Carmichael.

We know that 9-5 office hours aren’t for everyone. We support flexible working and also use a hybrid working model. One size doesn’t fit all, so let’s discuss what might work for you and our firm.

Doing the Right Thing and Standing in Other People’s Shoes are two of our core values. We nurture and celebrate individuality at Johnston Carmichael. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all communities. Our culture is one where everyone is enabled to be a leader of their work and their learning.

If you’re ready to work in an innovative and forward-thinking firm alongside talented, sharp minds, apply today.

At Johnston Carmichael we are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. A copy of this policy will be made available on request. We also welcome applications from individuals who have had time away from paid employment.

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