Partnership Tax Accountant

Term: Permanent
Department: Finance
Location: London or Manchester
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017.


The Team

Due to increased demand on the Finance team as the year end approaches, and with a number of key financial projects to start, there is a requirement for a strong experienced Tax Accountant to support the Partnership Tax Manager and the Head of Finance.

This role is part time working 3 or 4 days a week.



Technical Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of UK tax computations for firm and subsidiaries;
  • Ongoing maintenance and computations of individual partners tax reserves;
  • Preparation of Non UK residence composite tax returns;
  • Assistance with withholding tax queries;
  • Understanding of double tax relief and partner equalisations;
  • Assisting with tax reserve statements;
  • Obtaining Tax Residence certificates for UK resident partners
Key Skills & Experience
  • Part or full qualification in CTA/ACCA and/or ATT desirable but not essential;
  • Excellent Excel skills;
  • Be able to communicate with Senior members of staff and partners;
  • Good knowledge of VAT and PAYE desirable but not essential

Fieldfisher recruitment processes are handled by our in house recruitment team. If you are an agency enquiring about partnering with us on recruitment, please direct your correspondence solely to the recruitment team and please do not submit speculative applications under any circumstances.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.