ATT Tax Trainee

Job Title: ATT Tax Trainee
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Taunton
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 3
Contact Name: Jessica Gould
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Job Published: January 24, 2020 11:04

Job Description

We are looking for ATT Trainees to join us in our Taunton office from July 2020 onwards. Albert Goodman is a top 50 accountancy, tax and financial services Firm and a Best Companies Top 75 place to work in the South West with offices in Taunton, Bristol, Chard, Weston-Super-Mare, Weymouth and Yeovil.

You will be working in an established Tax Department in a trainee role, gaining experience to become a key player in processing tax returns and providing the whole range of tax compliance support to our personal tax clients. This position involves a number of different aspects including preparing tax computations, processing tax returns, and H M Revenue & Customs documents on behalf of clients. Assignments will be undertaken both in the office and at client's premises. Trainees will have support and on the job training from managers and other senior staff. During your training you will be expected to develop an understanding of the practical issues involved in delivering a high quality service to clients.

Both practical and theoretical training will be supported, with the aim to becoming a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.  A very wide range of Taxation work experience and on-the-job training will be provided within a busy accountancy practice. Training will include core papers of personal tax, business tax, accounting, practice administration and ethics as well a choice from 4 non-core papers. We offer excellent support and training that will help you develop the skills you need to succeed as a professional and to progress until you realise your full potential. We provide and fund technical training with recognised training providers, provision of books and materials, student registration fees, annual student subscription and exemption/examination entry fees.

Qualifications Required


To achieve the qualification and to consistently give the best and most up to date advice to clients, you will need to be competent at studying and passing exams. Your historic academic or professional results  are used as a guide when shortlisting however we will also consider other factors such as experience, other qualifications and skills . As an indicator we look for ideally a minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) mostly at Grade A*-B / 9 - 5, including Maths and English and a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) grade A*- B. If you possess a degree, ideally you will have achieved a 2:1 or above.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook;

  • Must be able to work well as part of a team with good interpersonal skills;

  • Accurate typing and/or data entry skills;

  • Numerate & detail conscious;

  • Professional & hard working;

  • Driven and enthusiastic

  • Ideally prior knowledge of tax, but general interest in business, accountancy and tax will be expected.

In return we offer a fantastic place to work in the South West with a competitive and flexible benefits package.