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03 Jun 2023

Moore Kingston Smith is a dynamic, leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers. As trusted advisers to businesses, private individuals and not for profit organisations, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their ambitions. We have been committed to supporting them through good and tough times since 1923 Our highly experienced people have the strategic insight, drive and dedication to deliver results.

With over 60 partners and more than 500 staff based in and around London, we are a leading member of the Moore Global Network. An international family made up of over 30,000 people across more than 100 countries, members connect and collaborate to take care of our clients’ needs – at a local, national and international level.

Programme Overview

Our ATT/CTA graduate programme gets your career off to a great start as you study while gaining valuable experience on the job. Our ATT programme is a great opportunity for those who have graduated from university or those looking to change career to get started in a career in personal taxation.

Joining Moore Kingston Smith on our ATT/CTA graduate programme means you will receive fantastic training that allows you to experience working in a growing tax team acting for a variety of clients across a wide range of sectors. You will sit within our private client tax or employment tax team, which provide a range of services to both clients of the wider firm and tax clients only.

Right from the start of your training contract you will be working with clients, getting to know their affairs and understanding their challenges. You will be encouraged to take responsibility early on in your training contract and you will be exposed to all aspects of a job.

In this role, you will predominantly support senior colleagues with the annual tax compliance cycle to include the preparation and submission of tax returns, liaising with clients, and dealing with HMRC queries. As you progress in your role, you can expect to be given more responsibility and the opportunity to assist on bespoke tax advisory projects. You will be given support and guidance in all tasks that you are asked to undertake and gain exposure across the wider business and learning about the different ways in which we support and engage with our clients.

Route of Study

As well as learning on the job, you’ll complete a comprehensive apprenticeship training programme that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to excel in the role. Successful candidates will be supported throughout their professional studies towards the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification and achieving Chartered Taxation Advisor (CTA) status, which will give you the skills and knowledge required to deliver the service our clients expect from us

An example of what your study route may look like is below:

Year 1

  • ATT Modules: Law, Professional Ethics
  • ATT Paper 1 & 2

Year 2

  • ATT Paper 3
  • CTA Advisory Paper 1

Year 3

  • CTA Advisory Paper 2
  • CTA Application & Interaction
  • EPA Application and Professional Skills
  • EPA Project Report

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who are adaptable, enjoy building relationships and are passionate about developing themselves.

In order to be eligible for this programme, you will also need:

  • have 112 UCAS points from three A-levels (or equivalent)
  • on track or achieved a 2:2
  • will be available to work from September 2023
  • have permission to work in the UK by the start date of your chosen programme

Please note:

To avoid bias, your application will be reviewed question by question rather than as one whole application and so you need to ensure that your answers make sense on their own. For example, you will need to avoid saying ‘as stated in my previous example’.

No one should face barriers when applying to work at Moore Kingston Smith. We’re keen to make sure our application process is accessible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: Tax
  • Degree Result Required: 2:2
  • Location: London (City)
  • Salary: £30,000
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