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Tax Assistant Placement - Bristol - August 2022
Permanent (Full time)
Tax Assistant Placement - Bristol - August 2022
Tax – start shaping your business
Join our tax team on a 12-month paid
placement as part of your sandwich degree course and discover what it’s really
like to work in business. Gain hands-on experience, build a network of
contacts, and get advice from our expert mentors.
At RSM, you’ll discover a culture that
nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach
their potential. If you perform well, you could be given the opportunity to
join one of our graduate training programmes that will help you kick-start your
business career. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.
What does our tax team do?
Tax is a fact of life – it’s deducted
from our wages, added to things we buy, paid by companies and individuals and
rarely out of the news headlines these days. But a career in tax isn’t just
about numbers. It’s about working with people, families, and businesses to
really understand what they want to achieve and make sure tax doesn’t become an
obstacle to their long-term goals. We advise individuals and companies from all
sectors of business, helping them comply with the complex UK tax regime and, in
many cases, the tax regime of several overseas territories.
Our national tax teams are split into
four main teams offering distinct services to a range of clients:
Our corporate tax team is the largest
part of our tax practice and advises a variety of clients, from start-ups to
the largest multinationals.
Corporate tax covers a wide spectrum of
services including private equity structuring, M&A, international issues
such as Transfer Pricing, Tax Investigations and Risk, reliefs for innovation
for our IP creators, and annual tax reporting. This team usually holds the key
tax relationship with our business clients and works with a wide variety of
other RSM departments including Corporate Finance, Restructuring Advisory,
Audit, and Financial Reporting, as well as the other tax teams. We build
relationships at boardroom level and help our team members at all levels to
develop the wider business skills they need for a successful and fulfilling
Private Client Services
Our private client services tax team deal
with a wide spectrum of clients including high net worth and ultra-high net
worth individuals, entrepreneurial business owners, international clients,
partnerships, and trusts. Building strong relationships and becoming the
client’s trusted advisor is at the heart of everything we do in the private
client services tax team.
We provide tax advice at every stage of
our clients’ life cycle. This includes capital gains and inheritance tax
advice, pensions planning, exit and succession planning, residential property
tax, residence and domicile advice, tax investigations and advice on holding
assets whether that be in a UK trust, offshore trust, partnership structure or
personal investment company.
On a day-to-day basis, our team helps
individuals, families and their businesses comply with the shifting
requirements of the tax authorities and pay the right amount of tax. This
includes helping private clients, trusts and partnerships complete their
self-assessment tax returns. Dealing with our clients’ tax compliance gives us
the ideal opportunity to build long lasting relationships and spot
opportunities to offer further tax advice.
Value Added Tax
While VAT is a relatively new tax (France
introduced the first system in 1954), the OECD has reported that 170 countries
(and all OECD members except the USA) operate a consumption tax. Our VAT team
has to get a clear understanding of the economic and commercial drivers of a
transaction to help clients unravel the peculiarities of the UK VAT regime
(which treats flapjacks as zero-rated but muesli bars as standard-rated) but
also help clients effectively manage their international supply chains whether
it is moving goods around the world or selling products to customers in other
With a strong bias to advisory work, our
VAT team build close relationships by meeting with clients to understand their
business, liaising with HMRC and deal with complex issues on a day-to-day
Employer Solutions Group
We work alongside employers to cover a
whole host of issues and our work can be broken down into three broad, but very
much interconnected areas of technical expertise:
Global mobility: assisting employers
when they are moving people around the world;
Share schemes and reward: helping
employers to structure their incentive plans in such a way that they can
properly inspire and motivate their teams;
Employment tax: working with
employers to understand the tax implications of everything they provide to
employees and directors.
We advise employers in all of these
areas, in order that they can properly meet their tax reporting obligations.
Understanding our clients, their workforces and their long-term objectives is
crucial in helping them do this.
What can you expect?
At RSM, you’ll be a key member of our
team from day one. Our placement programme allows you to experience working in
the tax team alongside current trainees and experienced members of the firm.
This hands-on early experience is invaluable as you take the next steps in your
career. You’ll also benefit from on-the-job training from more senior members
of the team and gain access to our internal training courses that will help you
develop in the role. You will have the support of a tax buddy to assist you as
you settle into your role and with your day-to-day work, and a more senior
sponsor who will connect with you during your year with us to offer support and
guidance on your future career opportunities within tax.
RSM’s tax placement will give you a solid
foundation in a broad range of tax issues. With us, you’ll be involved in
projects from day one – anything from liaising with clients to preparing and
completing tax returns. The variety of work we do and the range of clients we
work with means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to discover a career path
that fits your interests and long-term goals. With our support, you’ll have the
space to grow professionally so you can confidently take on ever-more
What we look for
Tax is a technically demanding
discipline, so we look for students who are always up for a challenge and are
quick to grasp new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you
will need to be comfortable with numbers.
At RSM, you’ll be helping a large range
of clients - from wealthy individuals to major multinationals - so it’s
important that you’re adaptable. You’ll often need to explain complex technical
information during client meetings and in written reports, so we’re looking for
graduates with excellent verbal and written communication skills. We also look
for team players who enjoy interacting with others and are curious about how
If that sounds like you, we know you’ll
enjoy being part of our team.
At RSM we work hard to create an
environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their
career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all
our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities
alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an
inspiring and fulfilling working environment.
Diversity and Inclusion at RSM
At RSM, inclusion and diversity are
central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion,
enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and
ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable
To find out more, please visit our
Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.
Our Recruitment Process
Please note, for those who perform well
throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable,
you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This
would always be discussed with you in this instance.
RSM will only take one application
into consideration per recruitment cycle. We do not accept multiple
applications to different vacancies.
At RSM, we don't just look for good exam
results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.
You will need:
UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification
or 104 UCAS (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers. Please
note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project
predicted honours degree.
UCAS changed their points system so under
the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.