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Corporate Tax Trainee - Basingstoke

Would you like to work for a UK top 50 accountancy firm with a great study package?  Do you want interesting, varied client work and to be part of a team bursting with talented staff? 

Shaw Gibbs is a growing top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation. 

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectful, innovative and collaborative. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience. With respectful as one of our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates cultural and individual differences.

We have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. To support the organisation’s growth, we have created a new opportunity for a Corporate Tax Trainee to join our Basingstoke team. This position also includes a comprehensive induction and full funding to pursue professional qualifications. A permanent full-time role with flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle).

The Role

This is a trainee position which includes full training and support in order to develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing corporate tax returns and computations           
  • Dealing with enquiries and post from H M Revenue & Customs
  • Contacting clients, colleagues and third parties to gather missing information
  • Drafting client letters and emails
  • Keeping clients up to date with progress and advising them of deadlines and payments due
  • Helping to identify tax planning opportunities 
  • Working with Partners, the Tax Manager and wider team to assist in providing tax advice on a range of issues 
  • Supporting the team as required

What we can offer you

  • Full funding and support to study ATT/CTA qualification, including study leave and time off for exams 

  • Hybrid and flexible working

  • A varied role in a talented and experienced team

  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead 

  • Plenty of opportunities to increase your technical knowledge and skills

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors

  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance 

  • A comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working

  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays, and additional holiday with service

  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing. We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing


About You

There are two routes to join our training programme. You may apply after A-Levels (A,B,B) or equivalent qualifications. Alternatively, we welcome applications from university students who have achieved or are predicted a 2:1 or above. We also look for the following:

  • You must have GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 5 or above

  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude 

  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated

  • Willingness to undertake and succeed in a range of professional studies

  • Relevant work experience and/or experience would be great but not essential

How to Apply

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV to 

For more information on working at Shaw Gibbs, please visit

Additional Information

Shaw Gibbs is an inclusive employer and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates by ensuring a comfortable and accessible interview experience. We understand that some individuals may have specific needs or require accommodation/adjustments during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to ensure your recruitment experience with Shaw Gibbs is as inclusive and accessible as possible, please let us know at your earliest convenience via email.

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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