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Tax Graduate Training Programme 2024 - London

Mercer & Hole
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate roles
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Why choose our Tax graduate programme?


Tax offers a fast-paced career. Every time the law changes or there’s a new budget, tax advisors need to get up to speed quickly and adapt their strategies. It’s a job in which you’ll always be learning and adapting to provide the best quality advice. Tax also provides a stable and lucrative career path with fast progression and rewarding work.


At Mercer & Hole, all our tax staff work hard to continually stay up to date with the latest legislation and strategies which is how we provide exceptional service to our clients and maintain our status as a Top 40 firm. We pride ourselves on learning and development for our trainees and have lots of structures in place to support you on your journey with us, for example trainee away days, a dedicated training manager and buddy as well as study leave to name just a few.


Training and development also doesn’t stop when you qualify – we are committed to continually developing our staff regardless of whether you’re a trainee or a director using our ‘People Passport’ so you are guaranteed a great investment in your future!


What will I be doing as a tax graduate?


Our tax graduate programme is designed to support your learning and development. You will work as part of the private client and/or corporate tax team while studying the ACA-CTA qualification. This can take you out of the office for weeks at a time which is a really nice bridge between studying for your degree and entering the world of work.


The variety of clients we work with provides you with a well-rounded experience, and the structure of our teams allows you the opportunity to gain knowledge from and exposure to senior managers and partners throughout your training and beyond.


Structure of our Tax Graduate Programme

Year 1 – You will have the opportunity to bring your problem-solving skills from higher education to help prepare tax returns from the outset and really get stuck into the work of the team, speaking to HMRC, drafting emails to clients and completing basic sets of accounts. You’ll also analyse information provided by clients and use your investigative skills to find out further information to fill in any gaps.


Year 2 – You will build on your experience gained in your first year of the tax graduate programme and learn new skills such as managing a small client portfolio and applying technical knowledge in more complex areas of tax such as EIS relief, capital allowances and research & development relief . You will also have the opportunity to mentor new trainees while still being supported to achieve your goals.


Years 3 and 4 – Having built a good base level of knowledge from the first two years as a tax graduate, you will now start to identify planning opportunities for clients with your manager and assist with giving advice. You’ll also be able to complete personal, partnership and corporate tax computations and returns to an excellent standard. You will have the initial review of junior trainees’ work and ensure it is presented to managers in a complete state. You’ll have the opportunity to proactively manage client relationships and share technical research with your team at ‘sharing knowledge’ sessions.


At the end of your fourth year, you should complete your professional qualification and start to prepare for a role as an Assistant Manager.


If you think this is something you’d be interested in, then do apply!


It is difficult to enter the world of work confident that you are absolutely on the right path, location, salary - all of it!

At Mercer & Hole we understand this, we support our clients making difficult decisions all the time - life is imperfect but with positive intent, and a demonstrable motivation for excellence, it really can be what you make it. Surely you are looking to have fun and enjoy the journey too!

Join us to make your career your own - start now

Our platforms for entry are to complete the ACA qualification over three years, or a four year course to achieve the dual qualification of ACA and CTA. Why? These qualifications ground you in a firm knowledge of how businesses survive. We want you to be curious as to how to help our clients thrive and have the technical expertise to give them the answers they are looking for from their business advisers. We need joined up thinkers to create soltuions to all sorts of puzzles. It is why we offer you permanent employment from day one - you become part of our long term solution.

Whether you are launching a start-up, helping families leave their legacies to future generations, or completing an audit snapshot of the year a client has had, our clients value the relationships they have built with Mercer & Hole. Therefore on joining us, that will become your responsibility too.

Are you up for the challenge?

We listen to what challenges you are interested in and support you in this with ongoing development. This starts at the early stage of your career with professional study and qualifications. Later on by knowing your strengths and development needs, we will progress you into more senior roles to continue to grow yourself and Mercer & Hole, having already contribute to the firm's success.

Become a professionally qualified human

At this stage in your life you want to start a path that will realise your capabilities, gaining rounded business qualifications, which no one can take away from you once you have achieved them. This will always be a firm foundation to exceed your earning and career expectations in the decades ahead. Your journey is full funded, with study leave, soft skills training, team support and client exposure. We have opportunities beyond Audit and Tax in our other services as well.

Have you got the Mercer & Hole ingredients?

If you have the humility to explore your career with us as capture above, and show the values expressed here we would love to hear from you. Make your career relationship meaningful, don't be just a number.

We hope to see you soon!

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