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Assistant Manager - Capital Allowances

Grant Thornton UK
Cardiff County, Wales, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
More than you expected

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.


Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

In the Capital Allowances team we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding capital allowances claims to our clients. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make decisions and to unlock the levels of tax reliefs that they should be claiming. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

As the Capital Allowances team sits within the wider Real Estate Tax team we advise companies, real estate funds, global institutional investors, REITs, partnerships and private investors, on capital allowances and land remediation relief in the UK, and providing support for property transactions, tax structuring, tax compliance and tax due diligence advice. We work in all real estate sectors including commercial, office, student accommodation, healthcare, industrial, logistics, retail and hotels.

We're happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we'll support you to balance your work and life.

A look into the role

As an Assistant Manager within our Capital Allowances team, you will:
  • Be a key member of a high performing team with a great deal of tenure within the firm and the sector. We offer opportunities to work with high profile clients and on challenging projects.
  • Take responsibility for the preparation of capital allowances and land remediation relief reports using our in-house bespoke software, reviewing data and ensuring the preparation of robust and accurate technical notes.
  • Support more junior team members, understanding their career aspirations.
  • Work with some of the biggest names in the market on some of the most interesting projects around - current projects include projects with construction costs of up to £350m+ and several portfolio reviews involving 100+ sites. The growing number of large clients now working with us means there are huge opportunities for rapid promotion at all levels.
  • Own your own work - we are a team of self-starters and will give you the opportunity to cut your own path within the role. With the support of the Real Estate Tax Partners and Directors, you'll have direct dealings with clients, delivering work and engaging with the Real Estate and broader Tax teams. We'll ensure that you are supported by a team of capable and engaged tax colleagues.
  • Support the Director and Associate Directors with the preparation of proposals and support the team in managing project budgets
  • Be responsible for managing your workload and prioritising in line with demands of each project you are working on.

Knowing you're right for us

Joining us as an Assistant Manager the minimum criteria you'll need:
  • RICS / CTA / ACA qualified or equivalent qualification, or working towards one of those qualifications
  • Capital Allowances experience
  • Experience of liaising with clients to obtain project information

It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don't worry if you don't tick every box, we'll help you develop along the way:
  • experience of site surveys and purchase claims
  • corporation tax compliance experience
  • exposure to other tax issues - R&D, VAT, SDLT
  • some experience of advising on technical tax matters would be beneficial
  • demonstrable experience of managing multiple deliverables, showing prioritisation skills and meeting deadlines within an expected timeframe
  • strong Excel and Power Point skills to prepare client and target documentation

Knowing we're right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you'll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That's why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.

Beyond the job

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you're with outside of work matter, that's why we're happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we'll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you'll be giving back to society. It's that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We're looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what's right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It's how it should be.


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