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Tax Graduate Trainee (Indirect Tax) -Birmingham - September 2024

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Graduate Job

Accounting & Tax•Birmingham


  • We are now operating a hybrid working model, so as a trainee you will split your time between working from home, visiting the office, client sites when required or studying for your professional exams. 
  • You will be supporting the team on the delivery of high quality compliance and advisory VAT services to clients. You will work with a broad range of clients, covering several sectors – including multinational businesses, international and UK listed and private companies, central and local government, not for profit organisations and financial institutions. 


  • Interpersonal skills; the ability to build client relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility.
  • Analytical skills; the ability to think critically, research and solve problems.
  • Attention to detail and strong time-management skills.
  • Commitment to self-development & learning.
  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity and integrity.
  • Teamwork; the ability to function and contribute effectively as part of a high achieving team.

Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • During your first two years you will:
  • Support with the provision of high-quality VAT compliance on a portfolio of clients;
  • Support the senior VAT Team by researching VAT technical questions, plus background information and useful publications;
  • Assist the senior team members to develop the business and to seek new fee-earning opportunities within the Mazars client base and externally;
  • Support the VAT Team with preparation of VAT return calculations;
  • Be involved in written and verbal communications with HMRC;
  • Communicate with the VAT Team on any issues or findings; and
  • Develop and apply technical knowledge gained from studies and on the job experience.
  • By the end of your third year you will:
  • Aid with the management of a portfolio of clients, including acting as one of the main points of contact for the clients and liaising with other advisors;
  • Develop the VAT service offering by using advisory skills in assisting on a wide range of projects and sectors;
  • Assist the Manager to develop the business and to seek new opportunities both within Mazars and externally;
  • Support senior management on VAT planning and other ad hoc projects;
  • Advise clients and partners about VAT, including changes to legislation and practice;
  • Manage the successful delivery of VAT projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach is taken;
  • Liaise and negotiate with HMRC on behalf of clients;
  • Proactively manage existing clients to identify and win new work assignments; and
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service.


Work type

Full time

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