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Tax Assistant Graduate - Birmingham August 2024

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  • You need 112 UCAS points in 3 A Levels, 104 UCAS points in 4 Scottish Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level), and a predicted/obtained honours degree. No General Studies, AS levels, or EPQ.
  • You will work on VAT compliance, employer solutions, private client tax, corporate tax, innovation reliefs, transfer pricing, and capital allowances, while studying for professional qualifications.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxBirmingham


  • A career in ‘Team Tax’ is about becoming a qualified accountant and/or tax adviser, understanding and applying tax laws both in the UK and internationally. It’s about applying the law to real life and working with our clients to add value - from saving money, ensuring they mitigate tax risks and comply with reporting requirements.
  • In Team Tax, you’ll combine work and study, gaining an understanding of tax as you build a career you love - so everybody wins! You’ll study towards the ACA, ATT and/or CTA professional qualifications (depending on which bit of Team Tax you join).
  • Tax is a technically demanding discipline, so we look for graduates who are always up for a challenge and thrive grasping new subjects. While you don’t have to be a maths genius, you will need to be comfortable with numbers, have the ability to develop an analytical mindset, and enjoy the prospect of delving into tax legislation. As you grow in Team Tax, you’ll benefit from being mentored in a culture that wants you to be the best version of you, to grow and be part of RSM’s future.
  • You will get to work directly with clients. If it’s an individual it might be understanding their family wealth, how they create it and how they want to share it with future generations. If it’s a company then it might be understanding how they plan to grow, benefit from government tax incentives, return profits to stakeholders, expand internationally, or exit their business in a tax efficient manner.  


  • You will need one of these:
  • 112 UCAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification;
  • 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level); and A predicted / obtained honours degree. Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • VAT / Indirect Tax:
  • VAT is a tax on the sale of a product or service, so considering how it applies and the compliance related to it is always important to our clients. It impacts nearly every business transaction and over 150 countries around the world have a VAT/GST system. The case law and regulations in VAT are constantly evolving, making VAT a dynamic environment to work in as you will always be learning new rules and how they apply both in the UK and internationally, from routine compliance to specialist advice our client’s value.
  • You’ll study through the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), followed by studies to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
  • Employer Solutions:
  • Working in our employer solutions tax team you will advise companies on one of their most vital assets – their people. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to business success, so we work closely with our clients to help them navigate the complexities of UK and global employment tax rules and advise them on the most effective ways to reward and incentivise their people. As you grow with us, you’ll get to work with HR & finance teams or even the most senior executives globally.
  • You’ll study ATT followed by CTA.
  • Private Client Services:
  • Our private client tax team work closely with a huge variety of interesting individuals and their families, helping to navigate the complexities of the UK and international tax rules and compliance that impact their personal tax position. As you build your skills as an adviser, you’ll get the opportunity to work directly with the people that are personally impacted by your advice.
  • In your first year you’ll focus your training on the foundations of our private client services (tax return compliance) with opportunities to then diversify into tax advisory services.
  • You’ll study ATT followed by CTA.
  • Corporate Tax:
  • Our corporate tax team work with organisations of all sizes, in all sectors and all over the world. From fast-growing privately-owned technology businesses to multinational groups listed on the London Stock Exchange with operations all over the world, you’ll get really involved in helping your clients comply with the reporting requirements and navigating the ever-increasing UK and global tax landscape.
  • From day one, you’ll learn the foundations of UK tax compliance and work closely with clients, advising on how to navigate an increasingly complicated UK and global tax landscape.
  • You’ll study for the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification through the ICAEW and CTA is optional in the future. For students in Scotland or Northern Ireland, instead of ICAEW, you’ll study through ICAS or CAI respectively.
  • Innovation And Creative Sector Reliefs:
  • As a subset of the corporate tax team, you may be interested in joining the Innovation Reliefs national team.
  • The focus of this team is helping our UK corporate clients save tax (or even receive cash from the government) by getting tax relief for money a company spends, investing in cutting edge research and development, commercialising new inventions through registering patents, or in video games and other creative sector developments. Client’s really value the work this team do and it is a key pillar of the current UK government’s strategy to encourage investment in innovation. Equally, you will gain exposure to some of the very latest developments in science and technology across all industries, working with a huge range of different businesses.
  • You will study ATT followed by optional CTA.
  • Transfer Pricing:
  • Transfer Pricing is another subset of our corporate tax team. You will be part of a national team advising multinational clients on how they price products, services, assets and financing between the companies in their group.
  • This team works with our clients to really understand their business, providing practical solutions and explaining complex technical concepts clearly and effectively. It means understanding and keeping up with a rapidly changing international tax system alongside teams from across RSM’s global transfer pricing specialist network.
  • You’ll study ACA followed by optional transfer pricing paper of ADIT or the full ADIT qualification if preferred.
  • Capital Allowances:
  • A subset of the corporate tax team, the Capital Allowances team focusses on helping our clients optimise the tax relief they get when they spend money on qualifying fixed assets (e.g. bits of kit in their factory). As part of this team, you will get to go out to companies’ sites, for example, when they are building a new plant. A great team to join if you want to wear a hard hat on the day job.
  • You’lll study ATT followed by CTA and/or RICS.


Work type

Full time

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