Tax Manager
Plymouth/ Exeter/ Bridgwater/ Burnham-On-Sea/ Weston-super-Mare

Westcotts is a Top 50 + 50 Accountancy Practice and Real Living Wage Employer with over 280 team members based in 17 offices across Devon and Somerset. We are looking for a Tax Manager to join us on a permanent basis in either our Plymouth, Exeter or Weston super Mare offices.

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 Plymouth office
  • Assist in managing financial performance of the tax department.

This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post, but the postholder 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.

  • Previous experience working as a Tax Manager or Assistant Tax Manager
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven accuracy and an eye for


  • 36.25 hours / 5 days per week (flexible and hybrid working is available)
  • Salary subject to experience
  • 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

How to apply

To apply for this position, please follow this link, or the below button, where you will be able to 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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