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Private Client Tax
Employment type
Full-time, Part-time

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager in the Private Client Tax Advisory department of our Leatherhead office.  This role can be based in any of our offices with regular visits to Leatherhead office and clientele in Surrey and Hampshire areas.

This role is part of Helen's team. If you would like to find out more about her, please read here

Menzies Private Client is a finalist in the prestigious Tolley Tax Awards 2023.  

We may be able to consider part time candidates with minimum 4 days a week.


Why join Menzies?

  • We are a UK based recognised employer of choice with office locations in London, Surrey, Hampshire and South Wales (Cardiff).
  • Join our family of 500 employees. Be a member and not just a number!
  • We offer a dynamic and rewarding environment with exposure to a diverse range of clients and industry sectors
  • Our package and benefits are very competitive
  • Work life balance is part of our organisational culture,
  • We believe in developing our staff throughout their career


Key Benefits we offer, but not limited to:

  • Competitive base salary (we do yearly market research to ensure we offer a competitive salary to our employees and joining candidates)
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement a year inc. bank holidays (31.5 days for trainees)
  • Annual buy and sell leave scheme
  • Private Medical Cover available to all employees (trainees can opt in for a salary sacrifice)
  • Private Pension Matching Scheme: if employee contributes 2.5-5%, we match it and add another 3% on top!
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to £10,000 for a successful placement
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Dress for your day policy – you decide, not us!
  • Life Assurance 4x your salary
  • Group Income Protection – 75% of salary if long term sickness exceeds 6 months
  • Agile Working is embedded in our culture: we understand that everyone works in different ways and need flexibility within their working day
  • Learning and Development opportunities and Study Support throughout your Menzies career
  • Career Coaching programme for Managers and above
  • Better Place to Work Initiative: proactive benchmarking of the best DEI and wellbeing programmes to offer our employees and improve our employee experience
  • CSR Programme: each office will be involved in various charity and sporting activities to help raise funds and give back to the local community.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - our EAP is available for all Menzies employees and their families. As well as being a support line for mental health counselling, it also offers practical financial, legal and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential.
  • Paid sick leave – a generous scheme to help you when you are struggling with health issues
  • Free flu jab, eyesight test and physical health checks
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced Parental + Family Leave: We are a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 6 weeks, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks (both subject to eligibility). We also have Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • Volunteering Scheme with a maximum of 2.5 days given by the Firm to match 2.5 days devoted to qualifying schemes by the employee in any 12-month period.
  • Season Ticket Loan

To find out more about our benefits please read here


Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to Private Client Tax Director, Helen Cuthbert,  the Senior Manager role will be to provide advisory & compliance services to clients and form an integral part of the Advisory Tax leadership team with scope for career progression.

Your primary role will be to deliver tax planning and advisory services in relation to high net worth, dynamic private clients (these could possibly include: Non Dom & International clients, Family office, Offshore, Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estate planning). The team delivers a full consultative, planning and compliance service to individuals and their families including optimising all private client tax reliefs during lifetime and on death.

  • Providing bespoke advice across all areas of personal taxation, helping ultra high net worth and high net worth individuals pay the right amount of tax
  • Assisting Tax Partners, Partners and Directors with more complex enquiries and ensuring planning and cross-selling opportunities are identified and followed up
  • Leading HMRC enquiry matters
  • Reviewing the wider client base and identifying additional opportunities
  • Maintaining regular communication with all clients and related 3rd parties
  • Displaying excellent communication skills
  • Working in a team with direct responsibility for the mentoring, developing and training of managers & trainees
  • Preparing budgets, completing work within budget and reporting to Partners on good financial management.  


The Person:

The successful candidate will be a proven people manager and passionate about working with clients. The Senior Manager will be required to provide a high quality service to the Team and the Partners including making a positive contribution to the development of the Firm’s Private Client offering. Key to the role is an ability to grow the client base in this area. You will be expected to develop strong client relationships and be able to delegate tasks and responsibilities within a team, supervise more junior staff and review their work.

  • CTA, ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent
  • High level of technical advisory expertise
  • Self starter capable of motivating, driving and developing the team
  • Able to demonstrate relevant practical experience in Private Client tax planning
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels including excellent inter-personal skills in dealing with clients in person and report writing, with the ability to explain and simplify highly technical point for clients to understand
  • Ability to provide excellent client care
  • Strong relationship building, networking and business development skills