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First step into a career in tax

Whether you are an ambitious university graduate, or you are looking to make that first step into a career in tax (from school or another career path), a career at Frank Hirth offers you the chance to develop a skill set and work towards qualifications that provide you with the chance to fulfil your potential. 

As a tax professional at Frank Hirth, no two days will be the same. The challenges you will face will change all the time and being part of a team devising solutions for our clients will be fulfilling. While learning your profession, you will work with a range of people across different business areas and clients.

To excel here, you will need to be creative and analytical; dynamic and collaborative; a strategic thinker with a passion to learn and a desire to be the best. 

In return, we pride ourselves on our open and supportive approach, and our commitment to helping our people develop their careers and achieve their aspirations. We are delighted to be able to say that about a third of our current workforce started on our Graduate Tax Assistant Scheme and the Apprentice scheme is now fully established so we always look forward to welcoming our next year’s intake. 

Tax Assistants – what to expect

Below are details of our typical structure for a graduate joining as a Tax Assistant. A similar approach is taken for Apprentices although they are placed on an initial 18-month training programme teaching them about various areas of tax. Both roles involve a high level of training, provided by Frank Hirth.

  • 1st Years begin by completing basic US and/or UK tax compliance work, working under close supervision from allocated managers, and this becomes increasingly complex as they develop experience and apply knowledge learned through on the job and structured training.
  • 2nd Years will begin to demonstrate good compliance skills, preparing increasingly complex tax returns and applying training received to ensure clients receive an exceptional level of service. 2nd Year Tax Assistants should have a good – although always developing - commercial awareness, and should consider budgets, workloads and deadlines before accepting or commencing any work.
  • 3rd Years should be completing complex tax returns at Grades 4 and 5 with minimal errors, identifying possible complex issues and raising them with reviewers.

Click the links below for more information about how you can begin a career in tax:

Tax Apprentice

The next recruitment window will open in 2019. Full details about how to apply will be published then.

Graduate roles

The recruitment window for this role is open for our London and New York offices.

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