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Tax Assistant Manager

19 September 2023

Location: BDO Guernsey
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Contact: Sophie Donaldson

You’ll be working in our busy Tax Department within a team of sixteen staff up to Tax Director. The role requires a relevant accounting or tax professional qualification and good knowledge of either Guernsey or UK taxation, ideally both. You’ll have at least 5 years-experience of working in tax. ​

This role will be responsible for a portfolio of clients, as well as being involved in special assignments. You’ll participate in the business development of existing clients as well as developing a specialist field of technical and/or sector knowledge and expertise.​

Stream: Tax ​

Reports to: Director​


  • Researching and interpreting changes in relevant tax legislation in both Guernsey and the UK​

  • Meeting with clients and collating information ​

  • Preparing and submitting client tax returns including dealing with matters relating to economic substance ​

  • Liaising and negotiating with the Guernsey Revenue Service and HM Revenue & Customs on behalf of clients ​

  • Preparing detailed computations to calculate tax liabilities and advising clients on appropriate tax strategies ​

  • Undertaking research for, and drafting, miscellaneous advice to clients, particularly on cross-border matters​

  • Willingness to be involved with networking and other business development opportunities​

  • Assisting with the financial management of portfolio of clients​

  • Willingness to be open and take on tasks and challenges​


  • Minimum of at least CAT/AAT Qualified or overseas equivalent​

  • Good Guernsey Tax Knowledge or a willingness to learn ​

  • Strong cross boarder tax knowledge ​

  • Excellent business report writing skills ​​


  • Hybrid and flexible working​

  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays​

  • Non-contributory pension scheme​

  • Private medical insurance​​

  • Social events with active social committee ​

  • Charity committee, offering opportunities to support and volunteer for charitable causes  ​​

  • Numerous opportunities for development 


BDO Guernsey provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We’re a locally owned business and a member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms, with a considerable depth and range of resources around the world. Indeed, it’s through this global network that we have gained wide experience of meeting the needs of clients who are growing and trading be it locally or internationally.​

Our core purpose is ‘helping people and businesses to succeed’. We do this through the in-depth local, quality expertise of our people and through our working practices which combine the global standards that BDO is known for. At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realise your aspirations. We give you the challenge and support your needs and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. ​


Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centered culture. We’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.​

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side. Our flexible working framework helps us stay connected and achieve a work life balance, by bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, we strive to ensure you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work. ​

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary opportunities and dedicated resources, we expect you’ll never stop learning at BDO.​


We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of reach, integrity and expertise, using a growth mind set for the development of businesses and our people. We want to empower people to shape the future together with openness. ​

BDO is an equal opportunity employer. We thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Come join us and be part of a team where we’re all proud to belong.