M+A Partners is a progressive firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Specialists and Business Advisers. Our Vision is to be the firm of choice, through our team fulfilling their potential and delivering exceptional client service.

The role

We are looking for a graduate or school leaver to join the firm as a Trainee Tax Adviser. This is part of our 2024 programme, with a September 2024 start date. The role is based within the Tax team in our Norwich office.

A trainee role within M+A Partners is the ideal way to gain real-world business skills while completing more formal training and studying towards a professional qualification.

What does a typical day look like for a Trainee Tax Adviser?

“Every day is different when it comes to working in tax. What you focus on will depend on the time of year. From April to January, all of the self-assessment tax returns are prepared for the previous tax year before the 31 January deadline. From April to the beginning of July is P11d season. Throughout the year there are company tax returns to be completed and various other planning tasks that members of the team will have you assist with.”

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the drafting and preparation of personal tax returns and corporation tax computations;
  • Liaise with other professionals and third parties, such as HMRC, regarding client queries;
  • Support with and complete other compliance services such as the preparation of P11ds;
  • Assist members of the team with various tax planning tasks;
  • Gain experience in the different aspects of tax, with a variety of clients and develop an understanding of the different services offered by the Firm;
  • Provide support to managers, portfolio holders, and the wider team;
  • Maintain and build professional working relationships with team members, managers, key stakeholders, and clients;
  • Complete tasks to required deadlines ensuring they are accurate;
  • Regularly update appropriate tax spreadsheets/databases;
  • Complete weekly time sheets accurately and on a timely basis;
  • Undertake professional training and development (ATT CTA Tax Pathway);
  • Learn about and adhere to professional standards and ethical procedures; and
  • To demonstrate and contribute to the Vision and Values of M+A Partners.

The Candidate

  • Graduates: Have/working towards at least a 2:2 degree or predicted degree. (Maths-based subject is advantageous, but not a requirement.);
  • School Leavers: Have/working towards at least 3 A*-C A-Level grade pass results, or equivalent;
  • Have at least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 or A*-C;
  • Motivated and ambitious;
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn;
  • Analytical and have the ability to learn within a new environment.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously, happy to liaise with clients; and
  • Have a good understanding and use of IT including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Start Date

September 2024

Our benefits

Please send your CV and covering letter as soon as possible to recruitment@mapartners.co.uk.

People and Culture Team