Capital Allowances Tax Assistant

  • RSM
  • Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • 30 Jul, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship Accounting

Job Description

Capital Allowances – get the career you want at RSM

Capital Allowances, part of our corporate tax programme, will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with.

Join our team and discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

Please be aware the start-date for this role will be in April, an exact date can be discussed at interview stage.

What does our capital allowance team do?

Tax is a fact of life – it’s deducted from our wages, added to things we buy, paid by companies and rarely out of the news headlines these days. Capital allowances featured heavily in the 2018 Budget and have ever changing legislation, making it a specialist area which clients need assistance with.

But a career in tax isn’t just about numbers. It’s about working with people and businesses to make sure tax doesn’t become an obstacle to their long-term goals.

Capital allowances are a key element of the tax regime and are a valuable tax relief for businesses investing in commercial property. It is all about identifying the items that qualify, then maximising and accelerating this tax relief to give our clients the best tax position for them.

On a day-to-day basis, our team is involved in analysing what businesses spend on building, buying or refurbishing their properties. This could be for any type of commercial property in any business sector, such as offices, warehouses, hotels, bars / restaurants, petrol stations, care homes – the list is endless. Our work also includes site visits to meet our clients and see their properties which provides the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills and get real experience of their properties.

What can you expect?

Our programme will give you a solid foundation in corporate tax as well as a more detailed understanding of capital allowances. With us, you’ll be involved in projects from day one – anything from liaising with clients to attending site visits to the preparation of capital allowance reports. This could involve surveying skills as well as tax knowledge.

The variety of work we do and the range of clients we work with mean you’ll have plenty of opportunity to discover a career path that fits your interests and long-term goals. With our support you’ll have the space to grow professionally so you can confidently take on ever-more challenging tasks.

An apprenticeship in capital allowances tax offers top quality career development whilst earning a competitive salary. Tax apprentices at RSM gain hands-on experience, have access to on-the-job mentoring and train towards a professional qualification, starting with the ATT qualification. We are committed to ensuring that the route through to qualification is the best for you as an individual and maximises your potential. Alongside your technical training, you will attend internal developmental training courses to ensure you have the professional and personal skills to become a trusted tax advisor.

As you come towards the end of your studies, you’ll have a deep understanding of capital allowances. This will be reflected in the complexity of your client portfolio and your responsibilities, including mentoring more junior members of the team.

What we look for

Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for school leaver apprentices who are always up for a challenge and are quick to grasp new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers.

At RSM, you’ll be helping a big range of clients - from wealthy individuals to major multinationals - so it’s important that you’re adaptable. You’ll often need to explain complex technical information during client meetings and in written reports, so we’re looking for school leaver apprentices with excellent verbal and written communication skills. We also look for team players who enjoy interacting with others and are curious about how businesses work.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

Entry requirements

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.

You will need:

  • 112 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or 104 (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers 

UCAS changed their points system so under the old tariff it would be 280 or 260 points respectively.

Why RSM?

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, we’ll help you reach your full potential. You’ll work on an impressive client list – from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking. It's your career. Own it at RSM.