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Markel Tax


Tax advisor

Job posted: 01/03/2019

Through the acquisition of Abbey Protection Group, Markel Tax forms part of Markel International’s diverse, international portfolio.

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.

Job Summary:
Through the acquisition of Abbey Protection Group, Markel Tax forms part of Markel International’s diverse, international portfolio.

We are a collaborative team of direct tax and VAT advisors based in Rugby, Warwickshire. We provide telephone advice to a variety of accountants and tax advisors, from sole practitioners to multi-office practices, and also to members of various trade bodies. We also provide written consulting advice to more detailed queries and offer technical support to other departments within the firm, including our tax investigations, claims and legal advice teams.

We advise across all UK direct taxes, including IT, CGT, CT, Capital allowances, PAYE and NIC, IR35, IHT, Trusts, Stamp Duty and SDLT, residency and domicile issues and partnerships.

“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
  • Deal with telephone calls in a courteous, enthusiastic and efficient manner
  • Research queries and provide answers supported by legislation and HMRC references whilst managing clients’ expectations
  • Provide support to and share ideas/knowledge with other members of the advice team, including coaching and assisting less experienced colleagues
  • Ensure accuracy in advice and actions taken, in accordance with FCA and other regulations
  • Manage own time resources and workload to ensure calls are dealt with promptly
  • Accurately record advice given
  • Maintain and update tax knowledge
Skills, knowledge and experience
The successful candidate will:
  • Possess significant working knowledge of taxation
  • Demonstrate practical experience of dealing with, and advising clients
  • Have excellent telephone etiquette and general communication skills
  • Demonstrate efficient organisational skills
  • Ideally hold tax and accountancy qualifications however this is not essential
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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