Contract: Fixed Term – 5 years
Employer: Geoghegans Chartered Accountants
Closing Date: This position will close when a suitable candidate is found
Working within a supportive team, you will be allocated a mentor who offers guidance and support throughout the programme. Your duties will include managing a small portfolio of personal tax clients and preparing self-assessment tax returns and repayment claims. You will work towards the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualifications and thereafter the CIOT Chartered Tax Advisor qualification.
Geoghegans, established in 1918, is one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants. We are a 4 partner firm, based in central Edinburgh and employ over 60 staff, including accountancy trainees and 3 tax trainees. We provide a range of services to organisations in a number of different sectors and this variety helps to ensure our trainees have the opportunity to learn something new with every assignment.
We believe that one of our strengths is the level of support we give to our staff and our trainees. Soon after trainees arrive, they are allocated a mentor who offers guidance and support throughout the programme. These mentors are newly qualified Chartered Tax Advisors (CTAs) who understand exactly what it is like to undertake a tax training contract. Our trainees also attend quarterly meetings with our Student Counselling Partner to discuss their experience to date, any work or exam issues and to participate in presentations on relevant technical issues.
What might a day in this role look like?
What will I learn?
You will work towards the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualifications and thereafter the CIOT Chartered Tax Advisor qualification. The ATT qualifications are studied for through home study materials provided by a leading training firm, along with structured submissions to assist in gauging progress. As part of the CIOT training programme you will access online classes as you study towards each of the different exam papers. We will support you throughout this process including paid study leave and other assistance as required. On successful completion of your contract, you will be a CTA, a recognised tax qualification that is highly respected in the accountancy community. Further job progression is usually available within the department on completion of training contracts.
What qualifications/skills are required?