Quality and Risk Assistant Manager, Tax

Location – London

Our client’s Tax team thrives on keeping busy. Friendly, driven and diverse, they service clients across the country and around the world. By providing expertise in many different specialist areas of tax, they collaborate across the firmn to deliver wider business solutions. From meeting clients’ evolving business needs to managing changes to legislation, there are always fresh challenges to face in the Tax team. If you’re after a career that will keep you on your toes, our client will give you the autonomy to drive your career forward.

The role                          

The primary responsibility will be to assist the Tax Stream’s Risk team in the provision of risk management support to the stream, helping client teams to understand and adhere to the firm’s policies and procedures in carrying out their roles to provide quality service.

Key responsibilities

Provide support in responding to tax risk management queries from tax stream partners and staff including dealing with client take on, contractual (engagement letter, confidentiality agreements and hold harmless terms), independence queries often with tight deadlines.

Support the tax risk management functions that ensure operational effectiveness by:

  • Assisting the Tax Stream Risk team in their risk management activities
  • Participating in the review of the firm’s policies and procedures and assisting in drafting policies and guidance
  • Co-ordinating and contributing to the risk communications for the firm, for example email updates, seminars, webinars and on internal website pages
  • Participating in quarterly meetings with senior policy makers of the firm
  • Liaising with the wider risk community, the central risk team and the legal team, where necessary
  • Helping to maintain tax templates including engagement letters and other contracts
  • Helping the firm respond to any challenges arising from new HMRC initiatives or from external regulators
  • Involvement in ad hoc risk projects

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to research, analyse, interpret, apply good judgement and communicate effectively to provide the support of the risk processes of the firm
  • Attention to detail
  • IT skills (A working knowledge of MS Office and Internet)
  • Well presented with a professional level of communication – both verbal and written
  • Good academic background – ATT or legal qualifications preferred but not essential
  • Be proactive and adaptable to deliver a solution driven approach to their work
  • Good time management, organisation skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Ethically minded
  • Professional services background
  • No formal risk management knowledge is required, although awareness, understanding or an interest in this area and the impact from the regulatory environment will be beneficial
  • Part Time considered (minimum 3.5 days a week)


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