Corporate Tax Manager

Location Hertfordshire, London, St Albans
Job Type Full Time, Part Time

WMT Chartered Accountants are looking for a Corporate Tax Manager with excellent communication skills, to join their busy corporate tax team.

The role

Working as part of our corporate client team you will play a significant part in looking after advisory and compliance matters for over 200 corporate clients and their corporate taxation needs.

You will work closely with our corporate tax director, the corporate client team, partners and other team members across the practice. Your client portfolio will offer involvement with a wide range of companies for whom you’ll provide support on tax advisory matters for business owners, as well as helping them to meet corporate tax compliance deadlines.

You will be involved in researching a wide variety of corporate tax matters for predominantly entrepreneurial owner managed business (OMB) clients.  Liaising with the accounts team, you will provide guidance and support in preparing tax computations as part of the accounts preparation process.

The role involves building strong relationships with the client on the larger clients, and includes some reviews of the corporate tax computations on the  largest and more complex  audit clients, as well as making claims for tax relief on more technical matters such as R&D and capital allowances.

Supervision and training a team of more junior members of the team who deal with basic filing and payment compliance matters is also part of the role.

Our client base is made up of, but is not limited to, service companies, IT developers, property investors and developers, manufacturers and a wide range of professional service firms. You will be in direct contact with clients by email, over the phone and face-to-face, so excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.


Experience in accountancy practice is the key qualification for successful candidates.

Accountancy (ACA or ACCA) or Tax qualifications (CTA or ATT) would be desirable but is not essential.

Skills and abilities

Experience working in practice on a wide range of corporate tax issues is essential. Specific and recent experience, or exposure to some of the following would be useful (in no particular order). The candidate could expect to be involved in some capacity in all these areas. Training is provided by working closely with the Corporate Tax Director and Partner to build skills in these areas.

  • Capital allowances
  • Research and development claims
  • Patent Box
  • Group tax planning
  • ATED compliance
  • Re-organisations and mergers
  • Tax clearance procedures
  • EIS
  • EMI Share option schemes – set up and EMI 40 returns
  • Share valuations
  • CGT – especially entrepreneur’s relief
  • Company purchase of own shares
  • Incorporations
  • Form 42 returns

Personal skills

The role has a high level of client contact so the ability to explain tax issues clearly and confidently in a non-technical manner is important. Good organisational skills are also required as you will be working with several partners to meet the personal tax compliance needs of their clients.  As a Manger you will also be involved in business development activities  and management decisions along other managers across the various teams in the organisation.

Key Facts

  • Full time permanent role based in St Albans (part time applicants considered).
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Excellent career development path and training.
  • Experience working in practice on a wide range of corporate tax issues essential.
  • Excellent client service standards and work management skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills essential.
  • Good working knowledge of Alphatax ideally.
  • Good team working skills.

About WMT

WMT are a modern firm with established roots. Based across two offices in St Albans and London we are a leading practice, servicing the South East. We provide a vast range of services, including advisory, tax, audit, accounting and corporate finance.

We have a large portfolio of clients, including business clients from a range of industries and sectors, including, property, recruitment, technology, manufacturing, private clients, charity and not for profit and pensions.

We have been an influencing factor in the success of many of our clients’ businesses for over 35 years, and we believe this is as a result of three factors:

Our team
We are enthusiastic, committed and take pride in providing an exceptional service.

Our values
These have always been fundamental to us, and have not changed since we opened our doors, we always endeavour to:

• offer an exceptional service
• take a personal hands on approach
• go over and beyond what is expected
• get to know each client, and are happy to invest time and effort to achieve this.

Our vision

To work with our clients to fulfil their true potential. We have always gone beyond what is expected and to succeed in business this is a necessity. We do not wait for our clients to come to us, we are always proactively looking for opportunities and ways to help them increase their profitability.

To find out more about us please visit our website