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About us

Who are BR?

Blick Rothenberg is part of Azets, which is itself a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. Blick Rothenberg has approximately 600 people split across three offices within central London. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years as we have brought five offices together and as we continue that journey, we are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!

Many of our clients are part of substantial groups with strong international connections. Others are SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) operated by their owner-managers, High Net Worth individuals, professional firms and charities.

Our values are our motivations

We have four key values, collaborative, authentic, respect and dynamic and these values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead.

 

The role

What does the role entail?

As a Global Mobility trainee, you will work across the following teams which form the wider Global Mobility Team:

Employment Tax

As an assistant, your role will be to support our clients (predominantly small to medium enterprises) with tax responsibilities related to employment. Meeting deadlines and compliance standards for these responsibilities is crucial to clients to avoid complex penalties.

The Employment Tax team support our clients with navigating employment tax (ranging from pensions, benefits, expenses) whilst maintaining compliance with legislation. This may include the preparation of employment tax returns such as P11D forms and PAYE Settlement Agreements etc. The senior members of the team will also require your help with employment status queries, expense policies, HMRC compliance reviews among other things. You will also support the wider Blick Rothenberg firm on tax queries related to payroll & benefits.

Expatriate Tax

The Expatriate Tax team support clients with a range of international and domestic financial affairs across the Americas, EMEIA and the Asia Pacific region. This can range from employer services, where you will be supporting an employer that may have an employee working outside of their normal country of employment. These could be employer tax compliance issues, assignment policy and planning or employee services.

As a trainee within the Expatriate Tax team, you will be involved in a broad range of tax projects and provide tax advice and consulting services to clients. You will work as part of a team to advise and guide clients on the planning and implications involved in international assignments and resolving client queries. You will also be responsible for reviewing and preparing tax returns as required.

The Expatriate Tax department have dedicated teams to support employees and businesses from various countries, including China, Germany, the US, France and many more. 

Key accountabilities

Studying for the professional examinations

Our trainees attend integrated link courses run by a leading financial training company in London to prepare them for their professional examinations. The courses combine periods of full time study and progress examinations with a home study element. The tutors liaise with us on a regular basis, allowing us to maintain an active interest in performance. Successful candidates will be supported throughout their professional studies towards the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification and achieving Chartered Taxation Advisor (CTA) status.

We pay for all courses, exam fees and study leave for first sittings. The company’s commitment to our graduates’ development shows in the consistently high pass rates our students achieve in the examinations. This is something we are very proud of. Our success lies first in the process of selection and then in providing the best possible tuition, both in practical and theoretical terms.

Skills & experience

What we are looking for

For us, the personal attributes of each of our colleagues are what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We are looking for someone who wants to be more than just a team member, someone who wants to join a family of likeminded individuals.

We look for students who really want to work in a medium-sized firm such as ours – we are not a cut-down version of the Big 4 but exist very much on our own terms and in our own right. We are looking for someone with is keen to develop a long-lasting career in tax, is inquisitive, enjoys learning new concepts and enjoys working with others. We are not looking for someone who knows everything already, but someone who is keen to work hard and learn.

Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are also necessary, as is the ability to work as a member of a team.

The Global Mobility team work with a broad range of businesses across the world, therefore bilingual ability is beneficial but not essential.

Academic requirements

If you have, or are currently studying towards an undergraduate degree you should have achieved or been on track to achieve a minimum 2:1 (or a 2:2 if you can provide evidence of extenuating circumstances)

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Benefits

In addition to a competitive remuneration package, Blick Rothenberg also encourages and provides continued professional development. We have flexible working hours and the option to buy and sell holiday.

We are committed to equal opportunities and as part of our commitment to Access Accountancy, we monitor our diversity data. This is optional and you are able to decline to answer if you do not feel comfortable providing this data.

Recruitment Process

Please be aware due to limited spaces, we will be operating a rolling recruitment process.

You will be sent online assessments to complete, which we recommend you action as soon as possible. 

Locations

Job Title

Global Mobility Tax Graduate Scheme (ATT/CTA), London, September 2022

Job Level

Associate