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Personal Tax Associate Director – Oxford or London

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 Personal Tax Associate Director to join our growing Personal Tax team. This is a full-time permanent position that will be based in either our Oxford or London office. It will also offer hybrid (three days in the office and two days working at home) and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle).

The Role

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • 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

What we can offer you

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many sectors
  • Personalised Career Map, commencing with steps to support your progression into a senior management role
  • Immediate entry to our Management Development Programme to develop leadership potential
  • Partner level mentor and a tailored career progression plan
  • 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
  • A tailored career progression plan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, and cycle to work scheme
  • 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

We would like to hear from you if you have a minimum of 5-7 years UK experience, from either a medium sized or mid-tier firm. You will also have the following:

  • Ideally CTA or ATT qualified
  • Demonstrable experience of personal tax advisory
  • Significant experience in a private client tax team
  • 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

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.

*Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK. For this role, we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.*

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