closing date: 30th April 2021

Location: Nottingham (currently remote working due to COVID-19 restrictions)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Assistant Tax Adviser to join the Nottingham VAT team.


  • Assisting in the preparation of VAT returns and computations for UK and International VAT registrations
  • Filing Making Tax Digital submissions
  • Preparing other HMRC forms for senior review, including VAT registration applications, and options to tax on land and property
  • Liaising with HMRC and other professionals regarding client affairs
  • Ensuring that professional ethical procedures are adhered to
  • Managing and updating the in-house database for client details Working with specialists from all areas of tax and the wider Smith Cooper team
  • Liaising with clients on day-to-day tax matters
  • Working on a variety of clients and projects

The ideal candidate

  • A basic level of IT competency using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to learn
  • A high level of initiative
  • A confident communicator with excellent written and verbal English
  • Ability to multi-task
  • A positive attitude and drive to deliver the best service possible
  • The confidence to ask for support when required

Why Smith Cooper?

  • We are a multi-award winning, Accountancy Age Top 45, accountancy and business advisory firm
  • We work with ambitious businesses of different sizes across a variety of sectors – no two jobs are the same
  • The firm’s Partners remain actively invested in the development of staff, and will take a direct interest in your professional development whilst supporting your progression


  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Smith Cooper Reward Scheme which offers huge discounts on a wide variety of websites, shops and services
  • Health cash plan (cash back on healthcare including dental visits, physiotherapy etc) including an employee assistance helpline available 24/7
  • Recruitment referral scheme when you introduce and we recruit a friend or family member
  • Client referral scheme
  • Dress for diary policy
  • Social events and annual companywide away days

To apply, please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter to our job portal.

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