Senior Tax Associate

To assist the Guernsey Tax team with the preparation of personal and company tax returns, is motivated to perform, is committed to effective client service and the quality of work meets the company’s ethical and professional standards and supports organisational success. 
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting To
Tax Manager / Director

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for own portfolio of basic clients, with assistance and guidance from a Tax Senior.
  • Preparation of personal and company tax returns for Guernsey (and UK entities occasionally), and corresponding by letter, email and telephone, ensuring accuracy and timely preparation to meet deadlines, ensuring the file is completed to a high standard before submission for review, clearly highlighting any issues and endeavours to exceed client expectations.
  • Preparation of supporting schedules by analysing backing documentation in a complete and thorough manner.
  • Responsible for the checking of assessments, statements of account and surcharge notices for accuracy and highlighting any anomalies.
  • Liaising with authorities regarding tax and social security queries and responding in an efficient and timely manner, developing knowledge over time and increasing confidence to deal with more complex issues.
  • Assists with advisory/research work, with the relevant management support. 
  • Monitors own WIP and ensures a positive contribution is made to departmental billings.
  • Develops an understanding of the firm’s products and services and the client base to ensure client retention and growth.
  • Acts as an ambassador of the firm, building relationships and promoting the firm at every opportunity to facilitate new business opportunities 

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has the confidence to deal with people at all levels.
  • Has the ability to apply knowledge and experience and display initiative and lateral thinking coupled with the ability to solve routine problems and analyse data from a variety of different sources.
  • Is a team player but also has the confidence to work alone on small engagements coupled with a flexible attitude and a proactive approach to work and be willing to work additional hours to meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Possesses excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Is motivated to perform and committed to effective client service.
  • To have attention to detail to ensure that the quality of work meets the company’s ethical and professional standards and supports organisational success.
Qualifications / Experience
  • A-Levels (3 C’s or above), or equivalent, or Degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent.
  • Previous accounting and Guernsey tax knowledge would be preferable. 
  • Willing to undertake studies or further study of a relevant professional qualification. 

About Grant Thornton CI

Grant Thornton Limited is a leading Channel Island practice with offices in Guernsey and Jersey with combined staffing strength of approximately 100 people.

We are the Channel Island member of Grant Thornton International, one of the world's leading international organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. Grant Thornton International is not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered independently by the member firms and as a member firm within Grant Thornton International we have access to member and correspondent firms in over 130 countries, offering clients specialist local knowledge supported by international expertise and methodologies.

We have been offering practical and strategic advice to all the key sectors in the Channel Islands for many years, and work closely with our clients to understand the specific issues that they face, as is evident in the many long standing client relationships that we have developed.
Our range of services in the Channel Islands include:
  • Accounting
  • Recovery and Reorganisation
  • Outsourced Accounting and Payroll
  • Private Client
  • Tax
  • Audit and Assurance

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Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting To
Tax Manager / Director
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