Who are Blick Rothenberg?
Blick Rothenberg are a leading tax, accountancy and business advisory firm founded on personal integrity and technical expertise. 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.
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 have approximately 700+ people located in our Covent Garden, London office. 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!
Blick Rothenberg is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce across all levels by building a culture that’s genuinely inclusive, a culture where everyone can fulfil their potential and can be themselves.
We seek to attract smart talented people from the widest talent pool as well as those that reflect the diversity of the communities we live and work in.
BR supports flexible working (BRighter working) and aims to allow you to balance your life with the needs of colleagues and the high expectations of our clients.
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.
What does the role entail?
As a Global Mobility trainee, you will work across the following teams which form the wider Global Mobility Team:
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.
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.
This role will start in September 2024.
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. On successfully completing the ATT qualification, there is an opportunity to go on to achieve 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.
- Are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions.
- Want to be more than just a team member, someone who wants to join a family of likeminded individuals.
- 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.
- Are inquisitive and enjoy learning new concepts.
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.
- Obtained grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent).
- If you have, or are currently studying towards A-Levels or equivalent, you should have achieved or be on track to achieve a minimum of 112 UCAS points.
Please be aware due to limited spaces, we will be operating a rolling recruitment process.
Once you have completed our online application form and you are eligible for our programme, you will be sent an online assessment to complete. We recommend you action as soon as possible.
Our team are here to support you throughout the recruitment process. In confidence, we can discuss the individual support and adjustments you may need. Please note any adjustments on the application form.
In addition to a competitive remuneration package, Blick Rothenberg also encourages and provides continued professional development. We have flexible working hours, the option to buy and sell holiday, life assurance at 4x your salary, a cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers and a range of other benefits such as cashback incentives and online offers.