Accountancy firm looking to recruit in Central London

Head of Tax

We are currently looking to recruit for a tax manager to come on board as a senior member of our team, accountable to the partners of the firm. The tax manager will have overall charge of the Personal Tax department. The main objective will be to ensure that this department performs efficiently and effectively.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Coordinate and manage the annual personal tax return process for the firm, including regular reminders sent to the client and the provision of regular updates to the Partners on progress of all personal tax returns. The role will also include the preparation of personal tax returns as well as overseeing the preparation of tax returns by our tax assistant.
  • Upon submission of the completed tax return to clients, drawing the client’s attention to the filing requirements and deadlines, potential penalties for late submission/payment of taxes, their associated tax liabilities (including Payments on account) and any other information or explanation necessary to help them to understand their tax position.
  • Coordinate and manage the annual P11D return process for the firm and filing such returns online with HMRC in good time to meet the deadline, unless the client has failed to provide the information in a timely fashion. Including provision of regular updates to the Partners on progress.
  • Providing advice to clients/partners on a variety of tax areas including income tax, capital gains, inheritance tax and to some extent corporation tax and other ad-hoc queries that arise from time to time. This may involve research into key issues to ensure accurate, reliable and practical advice is given.
  • Supporting the partners in providing probate and estate administration services, with potential for supported further study in this area.
  • Managing the relevant personnel within the department, namely the tax assistant, ensuring they perform their work in line with their job descriptions and the practice requirements. This role is to be undertaken jointly with the staff Partner.
  • Maintaining sufficient CPD to comply with practice assurance regulations and to ensure you keep abreast of changes affecting the personal tax department, including the upcoming changes to MTD.
  • Providing suggestions for improvements to practice procedures for the benefit of the firm.
  • Being a valued member of the wider GSM team and providing support to junior members of the firm as and when required.

The successful candidate will be looking for diversity in their work and their client portfolio. They will work closely with the partners developing client relationships. Griffin Stone Moscrop has a wide range of clientele across all sectors and is, accordingly, exposed to a broad range of tax issues.

Other information:

  • EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS: At least 10 years practice experience in a similar role is encouraged. CTA qualification preferred but those qualified by experience also welcomed.
  • HOURS: Flexi-time office arrangements based on a 35-hour week; minimum of four weeks holiday, plus 8 statutory bank holidays and 2 additional customary holidays.
  • PAY: £competitive, starting from £60,000+, dependent on experience, plus 8% pension contribution regardless of personal contribution. BUPA private health care offered after 5 years’ service.

Closing date Friday 3rd November 2023

If your application is successful, you will be contacted for a virtual interview initially and then if you reach the next stage you will be invited to join us for a face-to-face interview with two of our partners at a later date (to be arranged). If you are interested in the above vacancy and meet the criteria above then please email your CV and a covering letter/email (explaining why you are interested in and why you feel you are suitable for this vacancy) to Robert Smith at

We look forward to hearing from you.

HR Manager

About the Role:

We are seeking an HR Manager to join our team. As the HR Manager, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing our workplace culture; which is built on trust, integrity and a commitment to our clients' success. Working closely with the Partners, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of our human resources function, ensuring that our team members thrive in a positive and supportive work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the recruitment process, including the hiring of up to 3 trainees annually and occasional other roles.
  • Create and manage effective onboarding programs to welcome new hires and facilitate their integration into the company.
  • Coordinate training processes and attendance.
  • Manage holiday approval processes.
  • Coordinate flexi-time management and time in lieu.
  • Manage sickness records and address any long-term sickness issues.
  • Manage the appraisal process and support career development efforts.
  • Support any employee relations matters that arise.
  • Act as a link between staff and partners, assisting with people management activities for those without direct line managers.
  • Identify and lead on opportunities to develop the company culture and internal communications.
  • Coordinate employee benefits programs, including health benefits and flexible working arrangements.
  • Undertake HR projects such as implementing an HR system and creating a careers page on the website to enhance recruitment efforts.
  • Maintain contracts of employment, employee handbooks and policies.

 Role Requirements

You will either be an HR generalist working in a larger team, looking to have an impact in your next role, or an Office Manager with HR experience looking to move into a more focused HR role. You will also have:

  • Proven HR experience, ideally within a professional services environment.
  • Strong knowledge of UK employment law and regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Proficiency in HR software and tools.
  • CIPD level 5 (or working towards)

Why GSM:

Joining our team at GSM means becoming part of a company that has a rich history of client success, ethical business practices, and a commitment to creating a great workplace. We offer competitive compensation, ongoing professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment where your skills and expertise will be appreciated and rewarded. This role is a fantastic opportunity to have a real impact on the business by driving and developing our HR practices.

Other information:

  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (full time equivalent) depending on experience
  • Hours: Part time approx. 20 hours per week to be agreed with the candidate
  • Benefits: Competitive

Closing date Friday 17th November 2023

If you are interested in the above vacancy and meet the role requirements stated above, then please follow the link below to apply

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