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31 Mar 2020

Overview of Firm

As an independent member of PKF International, a network of independent accounting firms, we can provide truly global coverage.

At PKF Littlejohn, every individual matters. You’re more visible, more accountable and more fundamental to our success. If you’re successful you’ll enjoy challenging work in an environment, which encourages personal success. We deliberately seek to recruit individuals who have combined academic excellence with direct experience in business life.

 Tax Division

The Division provides VAT, Corporate Tax and Personal Tax compliance and consultancy services to a wide range of clients and prides itself on the quality of service, high degree of professionalism and personal approach that is offered to each and every client.


The primary role will be to assist and support the Indirect Tax team. It is therefore anticipated that the successful candidate will play a part in the development of the practice. There will be elements of both administrative and, with experience, project work. In the department, there are usually a number of projects going on at any one time, with a lot of smaller queries to be dealt with at the same time. Duties and responsibilities will include, among others:

  • Handling of VAT registrations and VAT returns
  • Liaise with clients in writing, by phone and in face-to-face meetings with other members of the team
  • Liaise with HM Revenue and Customs
  • Handle queries arising from compliance work
  • Insurance Premium Tax compliance duties requiring good spreadsheet skills and the ability to liaise with clients/international associates and meet strict deadlines
  • Billing

Providing support in special projects, as required and according to level of experience, projects might include:

  • Due diligence
  • Coordinating international tax compliance projects and assisting the Indirect Tax team with client compliance reviews
  • Investigation and resolution of indirect tax queries
  • Assistance in development of marketing initiatives

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 2:1 degree, attained or expected
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (2017 tariff) (excluding General Studies)

Personal Attributes:

  • Numerate
  • Good written skills
  • Computer literate with Word and Excel
  • Able to communicate effectively and keep others informed
  • Enthusiastic
  • Takes responsibility
  • Completes work to a high standard of accuracy
  • Completes tasks on time
  • Uses initiative
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to cope with the pressure of high and varying workloads
  • Willing to take advice
  • Keen to develop own potential
  • Drive, personal effectiveness and resilience
  • Flexible in approach to work and willing to learn new skills
  • Area of Specialism: Tax
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Canary Wharf, London
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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