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Tax Director - Tech & High Growth

Cooper Parry London

Job description

Would working with cool, rapidly growing start-ups and scaleups in the tech sector interest you?

Brilliant! Keep an open mind and discover why a tax role in our London based Tech & High Growth team could be the perfect career path for you.

We’re killing it...

We’re one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK. Behind it all? Our awesome people and a laser-focus on creating a culture where our people are happy, engaged, and playing to their strengths every day.

That’s why we’re the #1 Accountancy Firm to Work For in the UK. And that’s why we’ve featured in the Top 25 of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For – for four years straight.

Our ‘Tax Tech & High Growth’ Family…

We’re expanding our Tech & High Growth (THG) team by adding game-changing individuals to support our growth.

The THG tax team is led by James Peck who joined Cooper Parry in April 2021 to set up the sector-focused tech team, after spending 8 years at his previous firm focusing on scaling technology businesses. This is an exciting opportunity to join a THG team very much in ‘growth mode’ as we look to become the No. 1 and go-to team, advising tech and high growth businesses across the UK… If you’re a Director looking for the next step in your career and want to specialise in tech and high growth, then read on….

About the role...

You will be working with some of the fastest growing, best funded scaleups in the UK. Tech and consumer businesses that are flying and need our help. We support the founders and the finance teams in these companies to deal with the tax challenges of rapid expansion. We are looking for someone who is great at relationship building, who is quick to find resolutions to problems – approaching work with a positive attitude to perform above and beyond expectations.

As part of the Tech & High Growth team you will be based in the heart of the tech sector in Shoreditch, London.

What you’ll be doing/need…

As the ideal candidate you must have the following:

• Have an interest in the technology sector and enjoy scaling businesses so you can discuss client requirements and build rapport with prospective and future clients. This might involve conversations wider than tax, for example: how the business plan to finance their operations, grow internationally or expand their existing proposition into new vertical.

• Technical expertise to ensure advice given is accurate and not in jargon. We would be looking for someone to support our client base across a multitude of tax advisory matters, including corporation tax, international tax and other areas which you either have experience of or are up for learning about (such as share options, investor reliefs, R&D, transaction tax services to name but a few).

• Ideally experience in the managing of corporation tax compliance portfolios and liaising with colleagues in other service lines to provide a joined up holistic service.

• The ability to lead complex assignments across a broad range of tax matters, where you will either sign off the projects, or work with other members of the senior team to sign off projects, often across multiple areas of UK and International tax.

• Comfortable attending pitches with prospective clients and leading the tax proposition to align with the commercial requirements of the targets. You will also be happy to attend/speak at networking events to promote Cooper Parry and the Tech and High Growth team.

• Commercially aware with the ability to think outside of the problem.

• Support a team to develop by delivering regular coaching and feedback to others.

• Relationship management skills with the ability to manage client expectations and an ability to build and retain strong client relationships.

• To manage your feedback and development, seek support from your line manager, and be open and honest.

CP are also investing heavily in technology - automating processes where possible and obtaining information digitally. This allows our people to enjoy more office based and remote working instead of constantly travelling around London to client sites. We aim to get stuff done at speed.

We’ll make sure you’re challenged and supported every step of the way with your career development. We'll also support you with the relevant professional qualifications if applicable.

What we're looking for…

As a major part of our work is client based, you need to be comfortable approaching clients and asking questions. You need to be curious about growth companies and see our work as part of their success.

We look for people who:

• Take ownership of their own development.

• Like working with pace and have an insatiable hunger to succeed.

• Are curious to find the best way of doing things.

• Can deliver a brilliant client experience.

• Aren’t afraid of failure and can turn mistakes into learnings.

• Act with integrity and authenticity leaving their ego at the door.

• Want to stretch themselves and go above and beyond the norm.

• Play all in to support the wider team.

• Excited about the tech sector.

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple - we only do things if we believe we can be No.1. We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

• Competitive salaries aligned to big firms.

• Open holidays.

• No dress code - “Wear something!”

• Incredible development and career growth.

• A truly flexible approach to work and life - balancing working from home, office or with clients - “Work from Anywhere. Anytime. Forever”.

Find out more about us here: https://cooperparry.com/

Job type


  • tax
  • director
  • Technology
  • Tech-sector