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Markel Tax

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant (VAT)

Job posted: 01/03/2019

We are looking to recruit a self-sufficient, highly motivated and well organised individual to work within the VAT Team. The role is extremely varied and gives the successful candidate an opportunity to utilise and build upon their existing knowledge base.

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
  • Provide technical VAT advice and support to clients of the firm, many of whom are accountants and fellow professionals, both verbally and via written correspondence. Assist with the application of complex, specialist technical advice to provide innovative solutions that add value to the client.
  • Work in collaboration with the team to communicate and achieve team goals, share knowledge and ideas and contribute to technical debate, to develop the team.
  • Work in collaboration with the team to deliver clear, practical advice across multiple taxes including VAT.
  • Be able to assist and manage a range of advanced VAT planning and transactional work. Dealing with technical correspondence and queries, gathering input from team colleagues as and when necessary and discussing with Partners and Directors who will review work.
  • Start to build profile and rapport with accountants and other professional clients. Develop a network of professional contacts outside of the firm by use of technology and social media.
  • Make time to keep up to date with tax journals, HMRC announcements and maintain a general awareness of VAT issues.
  • Assist with marketing initiatives and build knowledge and awareness of all aspects of the firm’s service to help identify opportunities to cross sell services. This may involve participation in both lecturing, the writing of articles for tax publications and delivery of webinars.
  • Support business development activity with relevant technical commentary and content working in conjunction with Partners and Directors. To include taking responsibility for specific business development actions and initiatives as directed.
  • Be pro-active and identify opportunities to act on the interpretation of new legislation with a view to winning new work in conjunction with Partners and Directors.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all dealings with clients, contacts and team members whilst respecting confidentiality and building trust.
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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