Tax Assistant


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Business Professionals


Sheffield, United Kingdom

The role

The DLA Piper partner tax team are responsible for the management of the tax affairs of the firm’s partners. This includes tax return completion, tax reserving, ad hoc personal tax advice, tax equalisation, taxable profit calculations amongst many other projects that run throughout the year. As an International Law firm the tax considerations are varied and interesting with plenty of score to build up knowledge in partnership tax.

Due to a change in the HMRC reporting rules the team are seeking to recruit someone to help tackle the increased workload and enhance the quality of the service offered to the partners. The successful candidate will be working alongside a well established and experienced team.


The role will evolve over time but key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of partner tax returns;
  • Preparation of overpayment relief claims;
  • Tax reserve reconciliations;
  • Partner tax reserve interest calculations;
  • Taxable profit modelling calculations.

The position is likely to be more data focussed in these areas to begin whilst tax knowledge is developed. 


This would be an ideal role for someone with proficient excel skills that have recently completed their A-Levels or left university.

Other experience levels will be considered, the key is a can do attitude and a desire to learn quickly.

  • A solid academic background, with a minimum of A-Levels grade C or above;
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment through previous work experience.
  • Can use Excel comfortably, with the capacity to use functions, features and formulas to organise and analyse data. 


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.