Due to our incredible success this year, and our continued investment in the Technology and High Growth team, we are looking to add an ambitious Tax Director or established Tax Partner to shape our growth in London and in the wider Technology sector.
We’re killing it....
We're one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. We were voted as the 8th Best Place to Work in the UK by the Sunday Times, have won Audit Team of the Year in The British Accountancy Awards, along with the Best Employer in Tax in the Tolley's Taxation awards, and were voted Best Company in Europe in the European Engagement Awards. Why? Because we're leaving the dull old ways of accountancy behind, making our own rules, and always putting our people at the heart of our success.
We're challenging grey...
We're challenging boring. We're challenging status quo. We're finding and retaining individuals who have an appetite for growth and disruption just as the startups and scale-ups in the technology community do. We do that whilst maintaining the quality and agility of advice high growth companies need. Our people engagement scores are through the roof – our people are fully engaged in everything we do - from how we embrace technology and workplace design to how we create innovative and flexible working patterns that have a positive impact on the service our clients receive and on the lives of our people. Our culture is who we are and it genuinely shapes our strategy and the experience for our clients. The way in which we operate and the incredible environment we are building is hugely advantageous to those wanting to combine a career in practice with an unrivalled culture and personal growth opportunity.
We're building a truly modern workplace culture...
We’ve always believed in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves. From how you dress (our only rule is ‘wear something’) to when you work (we have no ‘core hours’) and how often you holiday (we have unlimited holiday). We have just introduced another game-changing element we call ‘Work From Anywhere. Forever’ (WFAF!). Our people now have the freedom to choose to work anywhere.
Play to your strengths, we say. Create a role you’re truly passionate about. Then, work flexibly to design a life that’s right for you.
Tired of the draining experience in your current audit firm? It’s different here. Read our culture book for yourself https://flipcarten.com/culture-book/mobile/index.html
About the role...
As Tax Director or Tax Partner you will be an energetic, talented and determined individual experienced in building and delivering a client portfolio and in developing business in the technology sector. You will be ACA/CTA qualified. The Director candidate will have current experience of working at a high level as Senior Manager in a top firm and be ready to step up or already be operating at the level of Director in another firm. The Partner candidate will already be operating in the technology space in another firm and have demonstrable track record of building a portfolio and a wider tax team. You must have demonstrable experience of supporting a portfolio of clients ranging from Seed stage, through Venture stages and into Private Equity-backed businesses. You will be committed to providing exceptional client service. You will be able to spot opportunities for continuous improvement particularly in relation to client delivery, technical quality and wider team management. You will be looking for a role where you have the autonomy to make decisions and act on them to make it happen. You will be passionate about supporting businesses on their own growth journey in the technology and high growth sector. Business development is a core part of the role of each member in the team – working together to develop the firm’s presence in the market.
As a team we operate in a highly flexible but well-connected structure, built around core objectives and deliverables, with the choice, freedom, and trust to work how you want to work. We expect an “all in” attitude to building the business driven by a passion and desire to be recognised as the best firm in the fast growth technology sector and the best company to work for in the UK (we don’t think small!).
What you'll need...
As the ideal candidate you must have experience of working with fast growth technology businesses and be well versed in:
Corporate Tax, Transfer pricing, planning for efficient corporate structures and international expansion, planning for transactions (mainly new equity financing), employee and founder equity participation schemes, maximising R&D incentives, founder considerations and exit planning
CTA and preferably also ACA qualified
Experienced in running a portfolio including all commercial aspects
Passionate about the sector and building a team to become No.1 in this market
This role is about managing the tax agenda and tax strategy for high growth businesses and bringing the right planning to the table before mistakes are made during the growth phase. A large part is relationship management and holistic tax advice, drawing on the strong dedicated tax specialist teams that already operate within Cooper Parry.
Our tax team is energetic, self-motivated and dedicated to giving a first-class service to our clients. We challenge the status quo, deliver exceptional results and have fun whilst doing it!
Are we a match?
Our values are at the heart of what we do at Cooper Parry and its really important we recruit like minded individuals in to our teams.
Play all in – we are committed, engaged and driven
In it together – we believe in all for one and one for all
Be Nice – we are kind, humble and authentic
Be Brave – we are bold, entreprenial and rebellious
Keep Learning – we explore, discover and are curious
What's in it for you...
At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1. We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:
Competitive salaries aligned to Big firms
No dress code - “Wear something!”
Incredible development and career growth
A truly flexible approach to work balancing working from home, in office or with clients - “Work From Anywhere, Forever”
Seriously, break out of the hamster wheel, you really can have your cake and eat it. If you are ready to rekindle your love of working in practice...and want to do so in one of the most exciting and fastest growing sectors in the market, then apply below and we will be in touch.
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