Our client, a Leading Accounting Firm, is looking for a Corporate Tax Senior Manager/ Manager to join their growing team.
To ensure delivery of the Corporate Tax function workflow and to directly manage a portfolio of Corporate Tax client relationships. To provide elements of technical specialism to clients directly and to internal KR client partners/managers. To ensure provision of a high quality client service
experience for all Corporate Tax clients whilst ensuring adherence to individual job budgets and maximum fee recovery.
Scope/Reach & Key Relationships
• Assist with SL functional responsibility
• Technical input supporting internal and external needs
• Ownership of own client portfolio/contacts for ongoing management and development
• Partners and employees who are owners or key stakeholders of compliance clients and job specific corporate tax work
• Formal people management responsibility for one or more direct reports
• Developing and building own network of intermediaries and prospects and general new BD involvement
• Government bodies and external organisations such as HMRC
Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
Job/Workflow & Technical Management
• Oversee planning, prioritising, resourcing and allocation of relevant client corporate tax work (compliance & advisory) ensuring effective team workflow
• Provide technical input for clients and internal KR team members as appropriate
• Produce high quality technical advice (eg reports, letters, emails, etc) requiring minimal input from more senior colleagues
• Be a point of contact across the firm for tax technical advice in a particular area
• Ensure full implementation of all client corporate tax work in line with agreed budget ensuring adherence to ‘The KR Way standards of performance’ document, with completed returns ready for Director/Partner review and sign off in line with the review process
• Ensure full agreement from the client of work to be undertaken and communicate likely fees prior to commencement to maximise fee recovery
• Monitor WIP and notify clients in ‘real time’ of any expected changes to the fee quote
• Oversee the monitoring of work progress and ensure appropriate levels of communication with all clients and internal stakeholders on jobs progress
• Ensure team preparation of bills for corporate tax work done and ensure timely sending to client
• Run regular workflow meetings to ensure maximum work on track and to tackle any off track
• Manage own workload with minimal input from Directors upwards
• Developing corporate tax technical skill and keeping up to date through training courses, appropriate research and identification of changes in legislation, HMRC policy and as a result of cases.
• Take proactive steps to seek out tax advisory work from allocated corporate work
• Monitor debtors and ensure appropriate levels of communication with clients to ensure recovery of debtors. Consider whether to continue working if significant or overdue debts.
• Manage the firm’s risk through ensuring appropriate team members undertake the work, and there is consultation with others as appropriate
Client, Internal and External Organisational Contact
• Manage, protect and develop your own client portfolio, ensuring the firm adds maximum value to clients which will in turn maximise fee levels
• Act as a key point of contact for nominated clients so as to manage all their tax requirements
• Provide support and contact to clients managed by other SLs requiring corporate tax input and advice
• Ensure sufficient team contact resource is available for clients, personnel and external organisations with self and team members as appropriate
• Ensure overall provision for high levels of client service is in place across the Corporate Tax team
• Provide appropriate access and support for other SLs to Corporate Tax clients so as to assist the cross selling of services into the Corporate Tax client base
Leadership, People Management, and Development
• Formally line manage and ‘enable’ best performance of at least one direct report
• Delegate work to colleagues to meet training needs and be available to assist with queries
• Ensure the defining and agreeing of formal objectives and development goals for all direct reports in line with the Corporate Tax SL business plan
• Monitor individual and team performance versus original objectives and departmental KPIs
• Provide regular feedback to all direct reports on their performance on job specific standards, ensuring praise where due and highlighting of issues for team member learning Be aware of individual team member capability and aspiration, and ensure input into individual PDPs
• Conduct regular assessments of each direct report’s competence, motivation and required support and resources and where ‘gaps’ versus the job specification are observed, take specific action to rectify via the creation of a personal development plan as a minimum through the quarterly review process
• Conduct formal appraisals versus original objectives and job specification for each direct report every twelve months
• Provide support at internal and external interviews of team members at Corporate Tax Manager level and below
• Engender “team strength”, building a culture & framework of knowledge, trust & support for individual growth throughout the team
Internal Financial Management & Business Planning
• Monitor performance of team and individuals’ KPIs in line with the Corporate Tax SL business plan
• Where SL performance is at or above target, ensure this is communicated to own team and the celebration of success is encouraged
• Where SL performance is below target, encourage and instigate remedial action and focus from self and team colleagues to rectify and improve short term performance
New Business Development
• Build own market profile/network and new BD activity so as to generate own leads and convert leads into clients
• Support the Tax SL in delivering the required departmental incremental fee target via networking, meeting attendance, business pitches, web journals/articles and presenting at webinars or seminars
• Pursue business development opportunities, generating own leads and seeking to convert own and centrally provided leads into new clients
• Develop suitably strong internal connections such that access and support are given by all other internal departments to their own client bases
• Seek to cross refer opportunities to other SLs from client base and prospects
. Values – Demonstrates ‘living’ of the company’s values.
• Understand - Be curious, ask more and listen. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
• Look Ahead - Anticipate the future, plan for it, and embrace the benefits of change.
• Make it Personal - Adapt to others’ needs, flex your style to get the best outcome for every situation.
• Be Crystal Clear - Consult others, give helpful feedback; ensure people know what’s going on, and how it impacts on them.
• Be Human - Invest time in building strong relationships, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and help others to grow.