When you enjoy your work and you feel challenged by your day, the hours just fly by. Before you know it, you're in danger of getting noticed by the partners and are looking at promotion. This firm offers you the challenge and environment that will allow you to grow and develop as a professional. The head of tax has a track record of developing professionals and anyone with ambition and ability will get noticed. The partners at this award winning firm pride themselves in their commitment to investing in new ideas, new talent and new approaches. Your ideas and suggestions are listened to at this firm. The senior partners have a process in place that allows employees to discuss ideas and contribute with suggestions on anything and everything. In other words partners pay attention to you. As a result of this staff feel involved in their environment are happier, more productive and tend to stick around longer.
This is not a Top 10 firm, however the type of clients, work and salary packages are comparable to the bigger practices. The differences come in the culture, the level of autonomy you would have at this level and the options to progress. The last two senior managers who joined at senior manager grade made director in under 24 months. The senior staff that I speak to (manager - director) frequently site the unique culture of the practice and the high level of responsibility that they have compared to larger firms.
Use your corporate tax and client skills to develop and form relationships and you will shine.The tax team does not lack work and the focus here is on the client interaction and the technical work. This doesn't mean you cant get involved in business development, but it isn't the focus of this role. The firms has a great client base, that will allow you to gain experience of working with all types of businesses, that include some of the largest privately owned companies, overseas listed companies and international groups. You will provide innovative, bespoke tax solutions through the various stages of the business life cycle, from initial start-ups to shareholder exit planning and business sales. The type of work the team can typically work on includes: Tax structuring, exit planning, reorganisations and transfer pricing.
But what are the prospects? The tax team is a highly valued part of the business and the firm is best described as a tax driven practice. In other words tax professionals are not second class citizens, but a vital part of the firms success. This is a firm that will advance you to director and (if you wish it) give you a shot at partner. You could probably make director in 12-24 months, although that does depend on you of course. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, discretionary bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance, flexible holiday scheme and a number of other benefits.
I would be happy to have a confidential discussion about this firm and why I think it offers you a credible career move. Please feel free to APPLY for an immediate response.