Tax Assistant


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Finance

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Finance  team, with the addition of a Tax Assistant.


The opportunity for you


As a Tax Assistant at Taylor Wessing, you will play a vital role in assisting in the tax compliance obligations of the firm and its partners. You will work closely with our partners, and should be familiar with producing a personal tax return.


You will also assist the team in meeting all other tax deadlines over the annual compliance cycle, including corporation tax, employment tax related filings and VAT queries.


Key responsibilities


  • Assisting in the preparation of partners' and spouses UK tax returns, including extracting relevant tax information from HMRC Government Gateway (tax payments, liabilities, filing information etc);
  • Assisting with the preparation of the LLP tax computation, which will include analysis of expenses for disallowable items and capital allowances calculations;
  • Assisting with the preparation of corporation tax returns and administration of associated quarterly tax payments;
  • Assisting the team in meeting other annual deadlines, both internal and external, including (but not limited to) the firm's PAYE Settlement Agreements, Short Term Business Visitors Register, calculation of tax reserves, provision of annual tax reserve reconciliation statements to the partners, partner personal tax planning and maintenance of partner capital;
  • There will be an opportunity to get involved in different areas of tax advice, which can be varied and will be driven by the needs of the firm and its individual partners.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Strong knowledge of tax laws and regulations.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisational abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous experience in a tax-related role or law firm is a plus but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Familiarisation with tax return preparation software (such as Digita or CCH) is helpful.
  • Personal tax experience - ideally ATT qualified (the CTA qualification is the next qualification after ATT, which would be useful but not essential).




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 



Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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