Tax Manager


Westcotts is a Top 50 + 50 Accountancy Practice and Real Living Wage Employer with over 280 team members across the South West in Devon and Somerset.

Due to the significant growth and demand of our tax services, we are looking for an Assistant Tax Manager or Tax Manager to join us on a permanent basis in our Exeter office with hybrid and flexible working available.

This is an exciting new role in our highly professional and successful Exeter Tax team and would likely suit a current Assistant Tax Manager or high performing Tax Senior looking for their next career step or an existing Tax Manager who is looking to gain new experiences. The role would offer the opportunity to gain experience of work for non-residents and non-domiciled taxpayers and/or trusts and probate work.

The department acts for a very diverse range of clients including High Net Worth individuals, large professional partnerships, shareholder/directors, non-resident individuals and family trusts as well as having a growing probate practice.

Main Duties

The main duties (but not limited to) are the following:

  • Deliver a full range of tax services in compliance with laws and regulations within budget and timeframe
  • Build relationships and directly interact with clients to provide tax planning and support
  • Support our tax team to provide a wide range of tax advisory projects
  • Provide innovative tax planning across a broad range of taxes
  • Review of tax returns and preparation of complex tax returns
  • Identify and mitigate tax risks
  • Coordinate and lead our tax compliance team and take responsibility for developing and training them
  • Manage tax provision and tax compliance processes within our Exeter office
  • Assist in managing financial performance of the tax department.

This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, however the list is not exhaustive as the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties and projects of similar level and responsibility.

Attributes, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Ideally the successful candidate will have the following attributes, skills, experience and qualifications.

  • Tax Manager, Assistant Tax Manager or High Performing Tax Senior Experience
  • Outgoing, socially confident and emotionally controlled
  • A positive attitude, friendly and approachable
  • Resilient, able to multi-task and work independently / flexibly
  • Adaptable, organised and conscientious
  • Takes the initiative, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Discreet, professional and team orientated in approach
  • Excellent knowledge of tax and all types of compliance returns
  • Strong technical tax knowledge across a broad range of taxes
  • Good report writer and able to communicate across a spectrum of taxes
  • Good working knowledge of general IT Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Social Media programmes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven accuracy and an eye for detail
  • ATT or / and CTA qualified

Terms / Benefits

  • 36.25 hours / 5 days per week (part-time, flexible and hybrid working is available)
  • Salary subject to experience and qualifications
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Death in service 3 x annual salary
  • Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme
  • 24-hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline
  • Flexible benefits including buy and sell holiday, payroll charitable giving, cycle to work and private medical insurance
  • Introducing clients and staff commission schemes
  • Pension 3% rising to 4% after 4 years’ service
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay after one years service
  • Opportunity to carry over 1 week’s holiday into the following holiday year.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please upload your CV along with a covering letter providing information on why you feel you would be suitable for the role in particular in regards to the desired attributes, skills, experience and qualifications. Please also state your current salary, salary expectations and notice period.

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