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Partnership Tax Adviser

We are currently recruiting for a Partnership Tax Adviser to join our team in London!

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Permanent - Full Time



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About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

The Tax Team

The Tax Team are responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s tax compliance for UK and non-UK group entities, partners and seconded staff.  The team led by the Global Head of Partnership Tax provides strategic tax advice in relation to various projects; implements tax policies, manages tax risk and ensures / monitors adherence to tax compliance obligations relating to partnership tax matters.

The Partnership Tax Advisor will

  • Provide support to the Global Head of Partnership Tax and the Partnership Tax Manager
  • Work collaboratively within Finance, HR and Risk, as well as working in cooperation with client facing teams

Areas of focus and responsibilities

  • Preparation of UK tax computations and tax returns for UK limited liability partnerships
  • Preparation of partners’ UK tax returns, including dealing with joining and leaving partners
  • Assist with reconciling partner tax reserves, including tax equalisation calculations and drafting closing statements for leavers
  • Liaising with third party advisers to complete UK corporation tax computations and tax returns for various service companies
  • Preparation of PSA and STBV filings
  • Responsible for tax matters in Geneva
  • Managing tax payments for partners and corporate entities
  • Assisting in resolving tax and social security issues for globally mobile partners and staff
  • Supporting the Tax Team in various projects and planning for the Withers Group, including opening new offices, restructuring existing offices and modelling the impact of changes in law and / or practice
  • Assisting with other projects or tasks as and when required.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this job and, as such, the role may include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

Skills and experience required

  • Professionally qualified (CIOT preferred)
  • Experience of UK partnership and UK partners tax compliance cycle, including preparation of tax returns
  • Experience of working in an in-house role within a professional services partnership preferred
  • Experience of working with international firms preferred
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Excel and CCH Personal Tax (or other tax return software)
  • Pro-active approach, with initiative to solve problems and move projects forward
  • Confident interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues
  • First class written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail together with a methodical and organised approach

The Essentials

  • Working hours: 9.30am to 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • 12 week probation period
  • 12 week notice period
  • Flexible benefit package including pension, private medical insurance, dental plan, season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, the ability to buy and sell holidays, flu jabs, doctors consultation service, cycle to work scheme, on site café plus more.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.       

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