Tax Assistants – Flexible and Rewarding Opportunities

May 2, 2023

Are you looking to further your career in Tax?  Do you want to be part of a team who put their people at the heart of what they do?  Then come and join our growing tax team.  At Thomson Cooper our purpose is to “listen, advise and support our clients to achieve their goals” and having the right people on board to deliver that service is key.

As a dynamic growing firm, we are looking for people who share our purpose and values to join us and make a positive impact.

We take a flexible approach to filling our vacancies.  You may be part-way through a tax qualification or seeking to start ATT or CTA exams having gained some practical experience.  You may be looking to shift gear in your career and reduce your hours or responsibility.  We can offer full-time or part-time hours; to be office-based or a hybrid worker.  For the right people, we can offer different ways of working which suit you and our business and can provide a ‘pick and mix’ range of benefits including competitive salaries, funded study and personal development.


Thomson Cooper in an independent firm of Accountants and Business Advisors operating across Central Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. We have grown from our small beginnings to now having 9 partners and over 90 staff.  In recent years our Tax portfolio has grown significantly both in corporate and personal.


At Thomson Cooper we nurture talent and offer training and development opportunities to ensure we get the best from our people.  Working in smaller teams helps us maintain personal relationships and our values are at the heart of everything we do.


  • Preparation of corporate or personal tax computations in support of tax provisions, for submission to HMRC together with the tax return
  • Assisting with proposals for new engagements
  • Co-ordinating tax payments, loss relief, capital allowances and other claims
  • Maintaining an up-to-date technical knowledge of corporation, business and personal tax
  • Oral and written communication with HMRC on client’s behalf
  • Administrative duties – scanning, filing of tax return information and returning to client
  • Liaising with colleagues in the audit and accounting departments
  • Maintaining contact with smaller clients on day-to-day tax matters
  • Managing a small portfolio of tax clients, ensuring:
    • all tax payments, and tax returns filings, are dealt with on a timely basis
    • all appropriate claims and elections are made to minimise tax liabilities
    • tax planning opportunities are identified and, where appropriate, pursued
  • Contributing positively to the team working environment, taking ownership and supporting colleagues where appropriate


  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate at least two years’ experience in a tax department or similar role
  • Commitment to deliver first class service which exceeds our clients’ expectations
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to deadlines
  • Good technical knowledge and IT skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Can demonstrate a track record of success working within a team
  • Ideally, studying towards tax qualification or ATT qualified but we will consider candidates who have relevant UK tax experience
  • Adaptable and organised with a commercial approach


  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid, agile and flexible working practices
  • Student Mentoring programme
  • Study support package, if applicable.
  • Access to paid CPD training and payment of subscriptions to professional bodies
  • Workplace Pension and 3 x Life Cover
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to our Reward Gateway
  • Regular one to one meetings to assist personal development
  • Opportunity to participate in our Healthy Working Lives or ESG Groups

We take pride in having a great team of people and you can find out more about what life is like at Thomson Cooper by visiting our website news and reading our team blogs.

As part of the recruitment process, you must provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Please be aware that this post does not satisfy the qualifications or salary requirement to qualify for skilled worker sponsorship, and Thomson Cooper do not currently hold a valid skilled worker sponsor licence to employ workers from outside the UK.

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