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Trainee Tax Assistant - ATT - Summer 2018 in Torquay at Bishop Fleming

Date Posted: 8/14/2018

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Torquay OR Exeter

Do you want to gain a professional qualification and become a valued professional without going to University?

Do you want to join a firm ranked 26 in the 2018 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for that can offer a fun and friendly working environment?

Many people’s understanding of tax stops at self-assessment. This is just one element of the tax advice and assistance we provide to our clients. Getting to know and work with our clients is key to helping them manage their affairs. Our clients range from wealthy individuals to large companies, with owner managed business an important area of focus for the firm. The tax advice we provide covers both business and personal tax issues as well as planning opportunities.

Our ATT Trainees are recognised as key team members from day one. Bishop Fleming has a reputation for giving trainees broad based training to prepare them to provide business advice.

You will gain valuable work experience whilst studying for your ATT. Initially you will be working in an established Tax Department where you will gain experience in processing tax returns and providing the whole range of tax compliance support to our personal tax clients.

For some, there will be the opportunity to gain broader experience with an option and to progress through the management structure of our Career Track.

You will have:

  • 2 A Levels A*- C (or equivalent), ideally with a Maths or business related subject at B minimum
  • 9 GCSEs grade A*-C (or equivalent), ideally with Maths grade B as a minimum
  • Very good IT Skills with a strong working knowledge of MS Office including Excel
  • A Driving Licence would be desirable

You will be:

  • An excellent communicator (both oral and verbal) who possesses confident interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well under pressure, be well organised and enjoy working with a variety of clients
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail


We offer:

  • Competitive salary with regular reviews
  • Annual salary review after qualifying
  • Study Support
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays increasing to 25 days plus Bank Holidays when ceasing study support or finished training contract, plus the option to buy up to a week.
  • Hours 36.25 per week
  • Life Assurance (3 x Salary)
  • Personal Pension, Employer 3% Employee 2%
  • Critical Illness Scheme
  • Fully paid health scheme after probationary period via Simplyhealth
  • Contributory Private Health Scheme
  • On-going structured performance appraisal scheme resulting in your own Performance and Development Review
  • Opportunities for inter-office/department experience
  • Training CPD Support
  • We are a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to work for

*Joining Bonus does not apply to trainee roles.

How to apply: Please submit a full CV along with a covering letter stating “Why you want to train to become a Tax Accountant” by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below. Please ensure your CV states all qualifications including subjects and grades.

We are a responsible employer - committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our ‘One Firm’ approach aims to provide a culture where our people are valued and treated fairly with respect, but also one where our differences are understood and celebrated.

We hope that these objectives will attract you to our firm as an employer of choice.

Fancy following in my footsteps?

Within 2 years of joining Bishop Fleming as an A Level school leaver, I qualified as a Tax Technician and am now a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser.

“While doing my A Levels I spoke to a few people about a career in accountancy and realised that it’s not just about number crunching AND, that I could get a professional qualification in less time than if I went to University."

"I found out about the Tax Technician (ATT) qualification, the first stepping stone which would enable me to study to become a fully qualified tax adviser without first obtaining a degree - and better still, Bishop Fleming would pay the cost! No loans for me!"

"It was easy to apply and the staff were really welcoming and helpful."

"I’ve received great support and commitment from Bishop Fleming throughout and would certainly recommend this route to anyone"

"Bishop Fleming is a great place to work, and I'm still building my career with them".

How to apply: Please submit a full CV along with a covering letter stating “Why you want to train to become a Tax Accountant” by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below. Please ensure your CV states all qualifications including subjects and grades.