Tax Assistant Placement - Bristol - August 2022

Zoek Pin Bristol, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 5 days ago

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:

Corporate Tax

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

challenging tasks.

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

businesses work.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll

enjoy being part of our team.

Flexible working

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.

Entry requirements

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

Qualification (EPQ).


predicted honours degree.

UCAS changed their points system so under

the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.




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