Senior Manager/Manager - Corporate Tax

Job Title: Senior Manager/Manager - Corporate Tax
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: market rate salary
Reference: SAFFERY-3
Job Published: November 30, 2018 12:45

Job Description

We are looking for a pro-active corporate tax manager to join our growing and dynamic Manchester team to become part of the senior team by managing the corporate tax compliance affairs of an existing portfolio of predominantly owner-managed business clients and to carry out tax planning and advisory projects on these clients. 

The role

We are looking for a corporate tax specialist to manage the delivery of tax services to a growing portfolio of clients.

The role will also include responsibility for the supervision/review of work undertaken by the more junior members of the team, including some staff responsibilities and work planning. 

The work is diverse and will include the review of tax returns and computations, running and leading tax advisory projects, assisting in winning work by engaging with existing clients and contributing to winning new clients.

The role provides a good range of work for someone with a solid corporate tax compliance background and dependent upon the circumstances, there may be opportunities to work part time and/or with flexible working hours.

Ongoing training will be provided, with the opportunity for the individual to attend the firm’s annual tax conference and to attend both internal and external training sessions.



Key responsibilities will include the successful delivery of tax compliance and advisory projects and working with the accounts team to provide the necessary corporate and deferred tax disclosure for inclusion in statutory accounts. 

Tax planning work will include areas such as group tax planning, property planning, capital allowances, R&D tax credits, s455 tax planning and transfer pricing.


The individual

The ideal candidate must have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of UK corporate tax issues and a good knowledge of boarder tax issues.

In addition, the successful applicant will have experience of managing a team, and helping to deliver a very high standard of professional work to a challenging and varied portfolio of clients. The individual should also be able to market his/her skills and those of the firm, both on a one-to-one basis and in presentations. They should be innovative with vision, creativity and flair.


Education and experience

Candidates will preferably be CTA and or ACA/ACCA qualified or a Tax Inspector with full Technical Training Course.

The individual must have dealt with a range of tax issues appropriate to our client base of corporate clients. This should include tax planning, capital gains, capital allowances, company restructuring, the review of corporate tax returns and all aspects of general advisory services you would expect to offer to owner-managed corporate clients. Most importantly, the individual must be able to look at the tax issues of private companies both from the point of view of the company structure, and that of their owners. 


Role reports to:

Partners as appropriate.




  • We are able to offer a dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression.

  • Annual salary at market rate, depending upon experience.

  • Eligibility for manager’s discretionary bonus scheme.  

  • Interest free season ticket loan on completion of probationary period.

  • 25 days annual leave.  In addition, under the flexible benefits programme, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to five days holiday a year, subject to partner approval.

  • Company car on a salary sacrifice basis (Manager only).

  • Group life cover of three times salary, which you may increase to four times salary under the Reward Centre flexible benefits programme.

  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 4% of salary on a matched basis with employees after six months service).

  • Salary review annually in October.

  • Six month probationary period.

  • Eligibility for the firm’s private medical insurance scheme upon completion of probationary period. (Manager only)

  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year.  The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm.

  • Access to a number of other benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefits programme, which include; health screening/GP support, child care vouchers, critical illness cover and private medical insurance.


    The organisation

    Saffery Champness is one of the UK’s top 20 accountancy practices with a network of nine offices in the UK plus offices in Guernsey, Geneva and Zurich.  The firm is independent, but maintains a network of affiliate firms in over 100 countries across the globe via membership of Nexia International.

    With over 70 UK partners and more than 500 employees, we are recognised as one of the UK’s leading firms of private client advisers, specialising in providing advice to a broad range of individuals, their families, businesses and wider interests.  The sectors in which we operate include: private wealth; owner-managed businesses; landed estates and rural businesses; sports and entertainment; not-for-profit organisations; corporate finance and professional firms and consulting businesses.

    Our style is personal and we value our strong client relationships and genuinely partner-led service. Staff and partners alike demonstrate our shared values of Excellence and Integrity in all that we do and being Enthusiastic and Collegiate in the way that we do it. Providing excellent training and development opportunities for staff is an important part of what we do, as our long-standing Investors in People accreditation demonstrates. We are also very proud to have been named as one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers’ for every consecutive year since 2004.