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Markel Tax


Director (Property)

Job posted: 01/03/2019

We are looking to recruit a self-sufficient, highly motivated and well organised individual to lead the Property sector within Gabelle This will include development of the market offering and profile of Gabelle within this sector and responsibility for managing the overall delivery of services within this sector.

What we look for
Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

“Why work for us?”

Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors
Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit
As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Duties and accountabilites
Within Property taxes, the tax advice can vary from assistance on the SDLT on the acquisition of a new property, advising international investors on their structures to review and implementing structures for property developers. As an asset class, property is increasingly subject to different tax legislation – however it also interacts with many of the general aspects of tax legislation.
  • Take ownership for the operation of the team/work/portfolio, relevant work processes and the effective delivery of advanced tax planning and complex tax technical services by co-ordinating the appropriate teams to provide excellent client service and meet all targets.
  • Interact fully with more complex clients in conjunction with Partners ensuring they are kept informed of progress & responding to client requirements and queries by applying specialist technical knowledge and experience.
  • Assist the Partner to communicate regularly with the team on key objectives, performance & future goals to give direction and purpose to share knowledge and develop the expertise of the team.
  • Plan, delegate and manage the allocation of work appropriately to the person or team with the skills best suited to deliver the service to the client working in collaboration with the team.
  • Develop a network of professional contacts and build a profile readily recognisable as an ‘expert in your field’ outside the Firm by use of technology and social media.
  • Liaise with Marketing to identify and market to new sources of work with a view to providing regular updates and hold meetings with new contacts for conversion to clients.
  • Analyse markets and understand competitive offerings in order to identify prospective new business and implement plans and a targeted approach for development of potential clients and business relationships.
  • Be pro-active and identify opportunities to act on the interpretation of new legislation with a view to winning new work.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all dealings with clients, contacts and team members whilst respecting confidentiality and building trust.

Reporting, relationships & management

  • Report to Partners.
  • Coach, manage and develop the team, including completing Appraisals in conjunction with Partners.
  • Encourage and maintain regular contact with clients to ensure completion of assignments in line with planned timescales and provide on-going updates on progress.
Skills, knowledge and experience
  • Professionally qualified – e.g. ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA
  • Appropriate experience within relevant tax discipline at this level.
  • Technical expertise in specialist field.
  • High level of client handling and relationship skills
Join our global team of respected tax experts

We are a national company with offices in London, Rugby and Sheffield, and we have a culture that fosters individual growth.

Markel Tax's expert team pride themselves on their professionalism, dedication and expertise, and are one of our most important assets. If you also strive to achieve these goals, and would like to join our dynamic team, learn more about our offices by clicking the button below.

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