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Associate Director - Personal Tax - Oxford Office

This is an exciting career opportunity to lead and grow a specialist personal tax division in an independent top 100 firm with offices in Oxford and London. The position comes with the opportunity to progress to Director within the firm. 

About the vacancy

We are looking for a driven and ambitious team player with a strong technical background to deliver a wide range of personal tax advisory services, but who also possesses the business development and relationship skills required to generate new business.

Your role will be challenging, rewarding and interesting. This is a strategic hire for the firm - our intention is to develop this person into a Director role and then, longer term, provided you have proven yourself by developing the division, we anticipate you will take over from our existing Personal Tax Director when this individual retires. 

Reporting to the Managing Director, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage and grow a varied portfolio of personal tax consultancy clients
  • Advise clients on a full range of services including CGT, international tax, property tax, tax returns, trusts & estates, IHT, US tax compliance and fee protection insurance.
  • Review more complex tax returns and computations
  • Increase our Oxford and London client base
  • Play key role in networking and marketing activities to win private client tax consultancy work
  • Work closely with Shaw Gibbs Directors and the corporate tax team to ensure the firm is providing a full range of high quality tax services for our clients
  • Measure and monitor the division’s KPIs
  • Alongside the Personal Tax Director, create and implement a personal tax business strategy, consulting and drawing upon the expertise of the Board
  • Plan and manage the work being delivered by the Personal Tax division
  • Line manage and develop staff in the personal tax team
  • Further develop our relationship with the DFK International network

You will be based in our north Oxford office and will be required to build your network both internally within Shaw Gibbs and in the Oxford market. You may also be required to work in our London office from time to time.

This role would ideally suit a Senior Personal Tax professional from a medium sized or mid-tier firm looking for the opportunity to step up into an Associate Director role with a Director career path mapped out for them.

What we are looking for

  • Demonstrable experience of personal tax advisory
  • Significant experience in a private client tax team
  • ATT or CTA qualified
  • Strong UK personal tax knowledge across a wide range of topics
  • Excellent client relationship management skills and proven success in business development
  • Excellent communication skills and confident in leading client/business development seminars
  • Highly commercial approach

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary & flexible benefits package. Bonus plan. Benefits include 25 days holiday + bank holidays, holiday trading, death in service life assurance, pension scheme, employee assistance programme, retail discount scheme and flexible working.

Assistance towards relocation costs will be considered.

This is a full time position. 

About Shaw Gibbs

Shaw Gibbs is a leading independent firm of accountants, tax and business advisers with over 70 staff and offices in Oxford and Marylebone, London. Investing in the latest technology and being up-to-date with current legislation and best practice enables our talented teams to develop sound financial solutions for our clients.

Our clients range from successful individuals to owner managers and entrepreneurs of growing businesses across Oxfordshire, London and the Thames Valley region, with some of our more specialist divisions operating nationally.

With offices in London and Oxford we are located in two of the UK’s key inward investment hubs. We have a specialist team with extensive experience of acting for international businesses and advising on international tax. Developing our international offering is a key component of our business strategy. We are a member of DFK International, the worldwide association of independent accounting firms and business advisers, and as a result we have the resources to advise businesses looking to establish overseas offices as well as foreign companies investing in the UK. 

The firm has an ambitious and progressive board who are looking to grow the practice. They continuously review the firm’s offering to clients to ensure that we provide a full range of dynamic services with the greatest integrity. Our strategy is to deliver a personal service using leading-edge technology and also to achieve the highest standards. We want the firm to stand out from the market and thereby assist in achieving the ambitions growth plans of the business.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to For more information on working at Shaw Gibbs visit our website

The closing deadline is Friday 3rd August @5pm

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