VAT Tax Trainee (School Leaver or a Graduate) - September 2022 Start
Northampton or Milton Keynes Office
Are you a bright student looking for a career in Tax, specialising in VAT? Would you like to get a head start with some relevant 'on the job' experience while you study for your recognised qualification? Then starting your career with our Tax programme might be for you!
You're graduating or leaving school, what next? How about:
Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification with the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Linked learning approach with Kaplan or First Intuition, who are award winning training providers.
On the job training and practical experience.
Face to face contact with decision makers early on.
A career within a national organisation, with access to a in a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries.
Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups.
Who are we?
We're a dedicated team of like-minded VAT professionals, servicing the needs of a growing base of medium sized and large entrepreneurial businesses. As a member of one of the largest international accountancy associations in the world, a large amount of work we do addresses cross border VAT issues as well as other indirect tax matters, such as customs duty.
We are ranked among the UK's top 12 accountancy firms, therefore our varied client base are able to benefit from a high level of technical expertise which we are able to provide.
In 2020, we won the Best Advisory Services category of the new Business Resilience Awards, organised by Accountancy Age. Previously, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high-profile mergers.¿ It's¿ an exciting time to join the firm!
You will have contact with other members of the business from the very start, that is why your ability to build great business relationships is so important.
What will I do?
As a VAT Tax Trainee, you will start off by learning the fundamentals, including carrying out technical VAT research, advising clients on their VAT liabilities and negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs.
As your technical knowledge, commercial acumen and confidence grow, you will have the opportunity to become a trusted advisor to your clients.
We will make sure you have the right experience, personal development and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We will carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.
Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated who will ensure your progress and development is on track.
Our Tax Trainees come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds.
Please note that our tax training programme is available to both school leavers and graduates, but a degree is not essential.
We do not require Tax Trainees to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that applicants for our Tax trainee programme have achieved or are predicted to achieved at least 112 UCAS points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff) from 3 A-Levels, or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies. We also ask that graduate applicants have either achieved or are working to achieve at least a 2:1 at university.
Thank you for choosing to apply for one of our 2022 Trainee positions at MHA MacIntyre Hudson. We are looking forward to hearing more about you!
Our advice is for you to work your way through the application process with care and attention, as the questions you answer as part of your application will allow for our assessors to determine whether they should progress you through to the next stages. This will include online testing and an assessment centre - dependent on the role you are applying for. This is your time to shine!
Give us as much detail as possible, spell check your answers and don't forget to re-read the application before you submit it at the end!
We are looking forward to reading more about your academic background, motivations of starting a career within tax and why you have applied to MacIntyre Hudson!
Upon application you will be asked to complete some diversity questions. MHA Macintyre Hudson is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy.