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20000359 Requisition #
We are looking for an experienced personal tax senior manager/manager to lead our tax offering to our partner team.
The successful candidate will be based in our Edinburgh office with occasional travel to our offices across the UK. 

About the role

Working directly with the Head of Tax and in tandem with other members of the tax and partner accounting team we are looking for an experienced tax professional to drive our service agenda for partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a bespoke service to the firm’s Partner team, encompassing tax returns, tax reserving and personal tax planning. 
Key responsibilities:
•    Ensuring the annual partner tax compliance process is well managed
•    Ensure that all partner queries are answered accurately and efficiently 
•    Educating partners on their tax position with HMRC and the firm, ensuring balances due by / to each are understood and documented 
•    Keeping partners informed proactively of developments that may impact their overall tax position 
•    Managing partner income tax and national insurance payments and liaise with other team members on tax reserving 
•    Assisting with the on boarding and exit of partners to include tax, reserving and capital issues 
•    Dealing with the affairs of our expatriate staff and managing external relationships 
•    Developing the team’s capability to deal with expatriate staff 
•    Managing the relationship with external tax advisors where necessary 
•    Driving change and improvements by taking charge of the compliance processes. 
•    Reviewing the financial policies, procedures and standards in relation to partner tax and accounting
•    Ensuring appropriate standards of financial stewardship across the partner finance balance sheet including appropriate controls, reconciliations and verification
•    Development and coaching of team members.
•    Bringing senior support to the wider tax team in developing and progressing its agenda

About you

Skills and experience:
•    Be technically outstanding with relevant finance/accounting knowledge and skills
•    Have the ability to ensure partner-related finance systems are compliant and meet accounting and tax requirements
•    Have strong leadership and team management skills with the ability to train staff 
•    Have an aptitude to find practical, innovative and pragmatic solutions whilst ensuring the integrity of finance is upheld
Key competencies:
We are seeking the following key attributes: 
• Commercial awareness in both approach and delivery 
• Strong diplomacy, influencing and persuasion skills 
• Confident and credible in dealing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with high attention to detail. 
• Solution oriented 
• Pragmatic, robust and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different situations and personalities. 
• Strong project management skills and the ability to manage conflicting timescales and multiple projects. 
• Organised and efficient with a ‘right first time’ approach to quality of work.

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

- 25 days annual leave

- Flexible working opportunities 

- Flexible holiday purchase

- Private Medical Health Insurance

- Pensions package

- Health & wellbeing incentives

- Cycle to work scheme 

- Individual office perks

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect.  To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).  Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement.

All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Esther Caines, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at Esther.Caines@cms-cmno.com.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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