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Tax Manager

The Role

Location: Based at EQ Accountants (EQ), Glenrothes with periodic visits to client sites and our other offices across Scotland as required.

About EQ

We are EQ Accountants, a modern, energetic accounting, taxation, and business advisory practice. We are committed to utilising our financial and business expertise to inspire, support and encourage our clients to create their vision and realise their ambitions.

Our core services include Tax and Advisory, Audit and Accounting, Virtual Finance Support, and Corporate Finance.

We have been supporting our clients since the 1990s, but there has never been a more interesting or important time to join us.

We offer an inclusive, culture that values difference, belonging and employee welfare and engagement as critical aspects of our organisational performance. As well as opportunities to learn and grow every day, we also offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

As a Tax Manager your ability to manage a varied client portfolio and provide tax advisory services will be an essential part of your role, which will also include responsibility for managing and developing more junior members of our team.


Accountability and Support

Your ‘go to’ person is the Tax Partner, who will support and challenge you not only to succeed in your role but to realise your potential and career aspirations at EQ.


This job description represents a guide to your responsibilities as Tax Manager; however, you may be asked to take on additional or alternative tasks within your capability from time to time.

This job description is open to review and amendment as EQ evolves and was last revised in June 2024.


Your aims are to:

  • Manage ongoing client relationships.
  • Work on complex tax advisory projects.
  • Assist in winning and developing work across all aspects of tax.
  • Provide clients with excellent tax advice on business tax matters and introduce other specialists and services as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:

Client relationship management

  • Day to day responsibility for managing ongoing client relationships.

Delivery of taxation services

  • EQ offers the opportunity to work on a challenging and varied client portfolio. Your role will be primarily corporate advisory, including restructuring, advising on MBOs and employee ownership, stamp duty/LBTT, and succession planning.
  • You will also be responsible for reviewing corporation tax computations and returns for a range of family and owner-managed businesses, as well as corporate groups.

Winning and developing work

  • Meeting and liaising with clients in connection with their business tax matters.
  • Responsible for making a significant contribution to the firm’s practice development in retaining and attracting clients and the development of specialist services including the involvement in networking, seminars, events and public relations activities.

Colleague relationship management

  • Working with and supporting your colleagues, particularly with complex tax issues, providing advice, planning and reviewing complex projects, and working with the Partners to deliver advisory services.

Personal and team development

  • Maintaining a high level of current and relevant technical knowledge including local and national business and economic issues for the performance of your own client assignments, as well as for the sharing of information to other managers, partners and employees across the firm.
  • Understanding the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service including reviewing costs, budgets and billing of clients.

Stakeholder management.

  • Communicating effectively and articulate complexities to a simple level across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders, liaising with other advisers to understand business requirements and measures of success.

Success Criteria

You’ll know you’re succeeding if:

  • You have gained experience of successfully delivering a wide range of tax advisory services to our clients.
  • You are recognised as one of our tax experts and our clients ask specifically for you to work with them.
  • We continue to recruit new clients and the continue to provide more specialist tax advice to our clients.
  • Our clients report that you have provided excellent tax and commercial advice on business matters and introduce our other specialists and services as appropriate.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Chartered Accountant, Association of Taxation Technicians, or Chartered Tax Adviser qualification.
  • Strong technical skills in business tax or mixed tax, with the ability to provide commercial tax advice and lead teams.
  • Corporate tax advisory experience is beneficial; training will be provided.
  • Broad knowledge of UK tax and understanding of UK tax legislation.
  • Minimum of 2 years post-qualified experience, with a willingness to broaden skills across all taxes.
  • Experience with tax software and strong Excel skills.
  • Objective setting, planning, and implementation skills.
  • Stakeholder management experience and ability to become a trusted tax adviser.
  • Proactive problem-solving approach.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to inspire others with honesty and integrity.
  • Proven track record of success.
  • Focus and attention to detail.
  • Values-driven with care and support for others’ goals.
  • A positive outlook with a sense of humour and a passion for work and life.
  • Resilience, confidence, and kindness.
  • The ability to inspire others by being honest but never over-promising.
  • A proven track record of success and the ability to implement all aspects of the role effectively.
  • Understanding or a willingness to learn about and support all aspects of our work at EQ.

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Tax Manager
Glenrothes Office