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Markel Tax


Tax Advisor

Job posted: 28/10/2019

Markel Tax forms part of the international portfolio of Markel International. We are a collaborative team of direct tax and VAT advisors based mainly in Rugby, Warwickshire or in one of our other offices in the UK (Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Croydon or London). 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.

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.

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We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please telephone us on +44 (0)20 7953 6504 or email

Job Summary:

We are looking for an experienced tax consultant to work as part of a team specialising in employment taxes, specifically issues affecting contractors: employment status, IR35, the Construction Industry Scheme, umbrella companies and agencies. We need a confident, organised and motivated person to work with a growing team with a proven track record of success in tribunal.  The role takes in all aspects of Contractor Consulting, including defending HMRC enquiries, umbrella compliance and consultancy.
The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to manage and assist in the development of a talented young team, giving them the opportunity to grow their own skills.  It is anticipated that the role will be mainly office-based, but some travel to clients will be required.

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“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


We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please telephone us on +44 (0)113 261 5404 or email

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.