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Ex-Pat Tax Junior – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

Kingston Smith is a top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants, based in the City and across the South East. Our client teams work together to provide business owners, charities and private clients with the support they need to achieve their goals. Our Tax and Legal department are now looking to recruit an Ex-Pat Tax Junior.

Key accountabilities

• Processing the firms payroll function relating to ex-pat payrolls
• Dealing with tax related issues for ex-pat payrolls, including HMRC notifications, P11ds and tax return filing
• Liaising with clients and HMRC concerning PAYE, NIC issues and Income Tax return queries

Essential skills

• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Highly numerate and able to work with formulae in MS Excel
• Ability to prioritise work 
• Ability to meet deadlines

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Junior Trainee Bookkeeper – Heathrow

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: Heathrow
  • Start Date: ASAP

Responsibilities include:

• Data processing
• Filing
• Reconciliation of control accounts, with training – Bank, purchase ledger, sales ledger, PAYE, wages etc
• Preparation of VAT returns and associated legislation returns, with training
• Communicate with and deal with any queries from clients and staff.

Required skills:
 
• Clear and confident communication techniques and ability to feedback to all members of staff
• Strong organisational skills
• Good IT skills including confidence with Excel
• 3 good A level grades A-C

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Paralegal - City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

We are currently looking for a paralegal to join our tax and legal department in our City office.

Responsibilities include:

• Proof reading.
• Legal and factual research.
• Analysing legal documents.
• Preparing Instructions to Counsel.
• Electronic and hard copy document/database and diary management.
• Assisting in drafting and reviewing and amending materials and documents.
• Updating transaction documents and summarising transactions (when required).
• Working with experienced company commercial and private client counsel and company secretaries.
• Preparing and circulating legal updates for internal communication.

Essential skills and knowledge include:

• A high standard of oral and written English (especially grammar and spelling).
• High levels of concentration, accuracy and attention to detail.
• A careful and methodical approach and the ability to cope with repetitive tasks.
• Previous paralegal experience.
• Experience of private client, company and commercial law.
• LLB (or non-law) degree and successful completion of LPC (or its equivalent).
• Experience of working in a fast-paced professional services environment.
• Computer literate.
• Ability to prioritise workload effectively.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels.
• Ability to take responsibility and demonstrate initiative when the situation arises.

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Premises and Facilities Manager – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

Purpose of role

The main purpose of the job is to undertake a professional, efficient and comprehensive facilities management role for the Kingston Smith group and to be responsible for our leasehold and freehold interests. The person in post will also advise the Senior Partner on property matters generally including, space utilisation, market trends, innovations in outsourcing, systems and other matters affecting all premises and facilities matters. To manage facilities, catering and reception teams effectively.

Key Accountabilities

The following key accountabilities are a given requirement. However this is not an exhaustive list and the employee will need to accept a wider brief in accordance with the needs of the business:
• Responsible for facilities management of the existing seven premises plus other premises used as storage
• Advising on and maintaining suitable systems and comprehensive property records including leases and freehold, rent reviews, service charges and other relevant details. 
• Lease management including negotiating with freeholders and others on rent reviews and other matters. 
• Identification of alternative premises if necessary including assessment of suitability for our needs, financial analysis, liaison with property agents and management of acquisition/lease process. 
• Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation, other legislation and other government regulations including preparation of regular H&S office reviews and follow up implementation of agreed action arising
• Preparing for approval and monitoring the capital and maintenance budget. Monitoring facilities related spending against the budget
• Undertaking and coordinating office layout changes and office moves
• Day to day management of members of the facilities, catering and reception team
• Preparing documents to obtain quotes from contractors
• Calculating and comparing costs for required goods or services to achieve value for money
• Project management and supervision and coordinating work of contractors
• Directing and planning essential central services such as security, maintenance, copying, mail, scanning, cleaning, catering and vending, meeting room set ups, waste disposal and recycling, mobile and desk top phones, utilities contracts.
• Responding appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise
• Monitoring delivery against maintenance contracts in place to ensure work is properly undertaken and scheduled at a time to suit the firm. Follow up shortfalls in delivery.
• Correspondence with suppliers including holding them to account for performance.

Job Content (broad list of tasks, inter alia)

• Following up points arising from main and local partners meetings and ensure all premises points are actioned on a timely basis
• Negotiating with freeholders and discussing proposals and outcomes with the Senior Partner. 
• Preparing premises update for partners meetings
• Hands on, practical resolution to satisfy key accountabilities of the role and team
• Obtaining quotes for various refurbishment or routine maintenance jobs, obtaining authorisation of spend from the Senior Partner, preparing purchase requisitions for • Checking and authorising invoices within a pre determined authority level
• Preparing fire risk assessments for each office. Keep fire evacuation procedures notices up to date.
• Keeping contingency plan up to date
• Keeping abreast of property trends and advise the business in light of any recommended changes. 
• Maintaining electronic filing of letters received and sent and e mails received and sent.
• Undertaking work station assessments and coordinate with HR re particular requirements.
• Keeping offices garage and off site storage areas clean and tidy. 
• Maintaining a list of contents in storage.
• Arranging for fixed asset register labels to be attached to all new equipment and a record taken of FAR labels for all equipment disposed.
• Ensuring training and other room set ups are completed in good time
• Ordering furniture as required after authorisation
• Managing the mobile phone contract with the Director of IT including ordering new phones after authorisation and ensuring correct bundles added for users going abroad
• Contacting organisations to repair broken machinery eg copiers,
• Managing and authorising team holiday requests
• Maintaining and reconciling wine stocks
• Preparing list of maintenance jobs to be undertaken by maintenance man for visits to other offices 
• Checking that agreed work by staff or contractors has been  completed satisfactorily and following up on any deficiencies
• Overseeing and coordinating stationery orders

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

• Proven track record of working as a Chartered Surveyor
• To be fully conversant with statutory requirements of relevant legislation relating to office premises. 
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Enjoys the challenge of trouble shooting
• Organised and practical
• Able to write clear and concise letters 
• Independently identify and respond to issues that need correcting 
• Able to use Microsoft programmes
• Adopts a hands on attitude

Desirable

• Professional qualification i.e. FRICS
• Experience of dealing and negotiating with contractors and builders and able to firmly advise of our expectations

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Senior Associate/Deputy Director for Fundraising and Management - City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Location: City
  • Start Date:

Purpose of role

One of the UK's top 20 audit and chartered accountancy firms, Kingston Smith specialises in supporting the not-for-profit sector – we have over 700 charity clients. 

Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management (KSFM) is a subsidiary business of Kingston Smith and was established to provide practical advice and solutions across all aspects of major gifts and capital appeals fundraising, strategy, management and governance to non profit clients.

The KSFM team provide:

  • An in house source of expertise and advice for Kingston Smith Partners and staff on all fundraising, management and governance related issues
  • Consultancy to Kingston Smith non profit clients
  • Consultancy to other non profit organisations generated from the team’s networks

We are a fast paced, target driven and business focused team that provides high quality service to our clients. Our client list is extremely varied and encompasses charities of all sizes from a number of different sectors.

Key Accountabilities

The Senior Associate/Deputy Director will:

  1. Deliver short, medium and long term fundraising & management contracts
  2. Work with the Director in developing and growing the Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management business

The Director and wider Not for Profit team will provide support throughout as well  as regular reviews and one-to-ones but the pace of work in a growing business dictates that all team members need the ability to function independently with a high degree of initiative and enthusiasm.

Job content

1. Business Development

The team works together to generate new leads and secure new clients. You will be expected to use your networks and generate new leads in addition to those that are generated internally through the wider Not for Profit team. You will proactively develop a personal pipeline of potential clients and develop packages of work to meet their needs.  At the request of the Director you will respond to new enquiries referred internally from existing clients and contacts.
It is estimated that around 40% of your time will be dedicated to business development.

2. Client Delivery

Ensuring that once work has been secured, all contracts you are directly responsible for move forward as per the terms agreed with the client, being mindful of scheduling of time, allocation of additional input from external Associates and fees set. It is estimated that at least 60% of your time will be dedicated to client delivery.

3. Training

You will have the opportunity to create and deliver your own training courses as a part of the division’s capacity building and business development commitment.

4. Internal Communication

You will market the KSFM team’s services internally to partners and managers.  You will play a part in the annual Not-For Profit group meetings with Kingston Smith staff from other divisions. You will have the opportunity to attend and deliver seminars as part of Kingston Smith’s wider annual programme. As part of internal communication you will be required to visit our outer offices at Heathrow, Redhill, Romford and St Albans from time to time.

5. External Communication

You will work with the Director and team to market the services provided by the division including the website and marketing collateral, ensuring the maximum use of resources on each occasion. This will involve working with the other Kingston Smith divisions, and offices on elements such as tele-sales campaigns, seminars, training, and representing the company at events, such as conferences.

6. Other

Perform such other duties as the Director may reasonably request.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • You will be a graduate with a minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent 
  • You will have previous experience working at a senior level within the not for profit sector 
  • You will have strong knowledge and track record in fundraising from trusts and foundations
  • You will have strong business development skills 
  • You will have good report writing skills

For a full job description, and an informal chat about the role, please email jnewell@kingstonsmith.co.uk

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Tax Assistant – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

Key accountabilities

To deal with all routine personal tax compliance for a portfolio of clients under the guidance and supervision of a Supervisor/Manager.

Job content

• Dealing with correspondence from clients and the HMRC, via letters, email and telephone.
• Completion of tax returns 
• Electronic filing of tax returns
• Checking tax statements of accounts 
• Assisting others on personal tax compliance work on larger cases and on ad hoc assignments
• Dealing with new client set up procedures
• Data preparation and data entry
• Assisting with the administration and reporting procedures in the department

Skills, knowledge and experience
 
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good understanding of personal taxation issues with 1-2 years experience
• ATT Qualified
• Organised and motivated 
• A driven person who will take ownership of tasks and drive to completion
• A good team player

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Tax Assistant – West End of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: West End
  • Start Date: ASAP

Key accountabilities

To deal with all routine personal tax compliance for a portfolio of clients under the guidance and supervision of a Supervisor/Manager.

Job content

• Dealing with correspondence from clients and the HMRC, via letters, email and telephone.
• Completion of tax returns 
• Electronic filing of tax returns
• Checking tax statements of accounts 
• Assisting others on personal tax compliance work on larger cases and on ad hoc assignments
• Dealing with new client set up procedures
• Data preparation and data entry
• Assisting with the administration and reporting procedures in the department

Skills, knowledge and experience
 
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good understanding of personal taxation issues with 1-2 years experience
• ATT Qualified
• Organised and motivated 
• A driven person who will take ownership of tasks and drive to completion
• A good team player

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

Tax Senior TLC – City of London

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: Not disclosed
  • Location: City
  • Start Date: ASAP

Kingston Smith is a top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants, based in the City and across the South East. Our client teams work together to provide business owners, charities and private clients with the support they need to achieve their goals. Our TLC department are now looking for a Tax Senior to join their busy department.

Key accountabilities

• Preparation of corporation tax returns
• Reviewing of corporation tax returns, liaising with General Practice as and when necessary
• Assisting on tax planning projects with Managers
• Dealing with routine correspondence to and from the HMRC, by letter and phone
• On a monthly basis preparing advanced tax calculations in excel

Skills, knowledge and experience

• Advanced Excel and Word skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• A good team player
• Enthusiastic with a willing to learn
• Organised and motivated
• A driven person who will take ownership of tasks and drive to completion
• Ability to prioritise work
• Ability to meet deadlines

To apply for this role

Please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@kingstonsmith.co.uk

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