Jaffe & Co

US/UK Tax Trainee - Graduate

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 11, 2023

We are a boutique but growing international tax advisory firm looking to hire a graduate to be trained in the preparation and advisory of US taxes for American expats living in the UK as well as UK taxes for non-dom taxpayers. These areas are significantly more complex than regular UK tax and are a very niche area of practice.

We are easy-going in life but serious about our work, and are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and competent trainee to assist the Partners and team in the preparation of client case work and handling client issues. We will train you from the ground up and support you in the process of becoming an Enrolled Agent (the IRS qualification for tax advisors) and ATT. If you perform you could build a very successful career in the dual US/UK area.


In the first instance you will be, among other things:

• Learning the rules regarding taxation of US citizens abroad including: what is taxable income, treatment of capital gains and investment income, foreign tax credits, dealing with foreign corporations owned by US citizens

• Learning the rules regarding UK taxes for non-dom (and regular UK taxpayers)

• Using MS Excel to organise, analyse and manipulate client information

• Performing the initial processing and the primary preparation of client case work using our complex tax software to produce the first draft of client output

• Liaising with clients to request outstanding information and update them on progress

• Performing research into various tax topics as necessary

• Assisting with the management of the overall client book

We require someone who completes their work to a high standard, has very good attention to detail, can take the initiative, can learn quickly, and fit well within the team.

Job Requirements

• To be a graduate with at least a 2:1 degree score from a Russel Group university (or equivalent). Extenuating circumstances will be considered if you attended a top 10 university

• To be very numerate and be able to understand complex concepts and apply them to new scenarios; and be able to handle lots of numbers with accuracy

• To have a very good attention to detail, be a quick learner and be well organized

• To demonstrate an interest in tax / accounting / numbers / logic / law / language

• A strong work ethic and be enthusiastic and proactive, and be able to work independently and in a team

• To live within an easy commute of the office or be willing to relocate (we are currently in London N3 and soon to be relocating to NW1)

• Impeccable written and spoken English language skills, including good telephone manner

• To be competent with intermediate use of Microsoft Excel and other MS Office products

• To be pleasant to have in the office and work well with the small team

Salary is dependent upon qualifications, and an additional performance related annual bonus will also be given if you perform. Paid holiday of 23 days plus bank holidays is included.

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