Tax Assistant

£40000 - £45000 per annum
Hybrid working

Job description

Pentagon Talent have partnered with a prestigious global law firm who are seeking a Tax Assistant to join its dynamic Finance team, in London. This firm is renowned for serving some of the world's most innovative people and businesses, working closely with clients to tackle complex challenges and drive extraordinary results. By shaping conversations in key sectors, the firm helps clients unlock growth, protect innovation, and accelerate ambition.

Role Overview:

The Tax Assistant will play a crucial role in managing the firm's tax compliance obligations and supporting its partners from the firms London office.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing UK tax returns for partners and their spouses, including extracting relevant information from HMRC Government Gateway.
  • Assisting with LLP tax computation, including analysis of disallowable expenses and capital allowances calculations.
  • Preparing corporation tax returns and administering associated quarterly tax payments.
  • Meeting annual tax deadlines, including PAYE Settlement Agreements, Short Term Business Visitors Register, tax reserves calculations, and partner personal tax planning.
  • Engaging in various areas of tax advice, driven by the firm's and its partners' needs.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Personal tax experience, ideally ATT qualified (CTA qualification is a plus)
  • Previous experience in a tax-related role or law firm is advantageous but not required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with tax return preparation software (e.g., Digita or CCH) is beneficial.


The firm offers a range of benefits to support well-being and work-life balance:

  • Hybrid Working: Flexibility to work remotely while spending 3 days a week in award-winning offices.
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement: 25 days of annual leave, with an additional discretionary day in December and the option to purchase up to five extra days per year.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave: Up to 26 weeks of full pay after one year of service.
  • Comprehensive Flexible Benefits Package: Including health and wellness programs, financial benefits, and more.


The firm fosters a diverse, inclusive culture that sparks creativity and powers innovation. It is committed to building a team that exemplifies core values: creativity, excellence, integrity, responsibility, respect, and teamwork. The firm celebrates differences in age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Work Environment:

The firm prides itself on being a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, and continuous learners. It is large enough to support ambitious goals yet connected enough to offer a true sense of community.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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