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Associate Director - Corporate Tax ( Not for Profit )

Grant Thornton UK
Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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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 Not-for-Profit Tax we pride ourselves on helping our clients achieve their strategic aims whilst maximising the tax exemptions available to them.

Every day, we work with a diverse range of organisations, including University Groups, Social Housing Groups, Registered Charities, Mutual Traders, Local Authorities and Local Authority Trading Companies who undertake a mixture of both commercial and Not-for-Profit activity. We provide tax structuring, tax compliance and tax due diligence advice. The advice we provide supports these organisations, who represent some of the less privileged in society, growth to deliver more valuable services for the benefit of the communities they represent.

Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future, potential diversification in the face of reduced grant funding and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Given our large Social Housing and Local Authority client base, a large amount of our work is focused on real estate transactions. These include tax structuring on collaborative regeneration projects involving both corporate and Not-for-Profit entities, mixed tenure development schemes, student housing, and acquisitions / disposals arising from estate management projects. We advise on Capital Gains and Corporate Tax, working very closely with our colleagues in Stamp Taxes and VAT to ensure the partially exempt entities we work with receive holistic tax advice which goes beyond our specialism and ensures any all taxes are considered.

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 Associate Director within our Not-for-Profit Tax team, you will:
  • Be advising a broad range of Not for profit and Public Sector clients on a range of tax issues, covering a broad range of compliance and advisory projects.
  • Be actively involved in client meetings, concisely and confidently answering client queries
  • Engender trust and respect from clients by producing high quality tax advice accurately, delivering on expectations and deadlines
  • Lead from the front in regards to delivering client work, engaging with the wider Tax teams to ensure correct skill utilisation on all projects
  • Take responsibility for developing more junior team members, understanding their career aspiration and support in this delivery
  • Provide intelligent and creative solutions to client tax issues both reactively and proactively, taking an active approach to cross-selling wider solutions for other teams around the GT network.
  • Drive pitch/proposals. You'll actively grow the business by being present in the market and demonstrating our capabilities to clients and targets.

Knowing you're right for us

Joining us as an Associate Director in Not-for-Profit, the minimum criteria you'll need:
  • ACA / ACCA / CTA qualified or equivalent qualification
  • UK corporate tax experience, ideally within the Real Estate / Not-for-Profit / Public sector
  • Experience of monitoring junior team members' work and coaching / career development

Joining us as an Associate Director, the minimum criteria you'll need is a professional qualification (CTA/ACA/ACCA or equivalent) with post qualification experience, and to be confident managing a portfolio of clients.

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:
  • You'll possess strong knowledge of UK corporate tax legislation ideally within the Real Estate / Not-for-Profit / Public sector
  • You'll have reviewed work and supervised people in a tax environment
  • You'll have gained experience working within a professional services environment
  • You'll have experience of managing a large portfolio of tax clients
  • You'll have demonstrable Business Development experience
  • An eagerness to develop deep knowledge of the firm's services and capabilities

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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