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About In House Tax

This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

Hope you find it useful.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

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Tax Technology Placements with Talentpool

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Below is a small selection of testimonials of our candidates' experiences when going through a hiring process with Talentpool Selection:

VAT Content Analyst
Tax Software Group
Recruited February 2013

“Simon's professional approach and experience in recruitment are supplemented by his dedication to find the right person for each and every position. He was really supportive throughout the whole recruitment process - keeping me fully updated, addressing all queries I had, advising me on the kind of questions I should expect in the different stages. The result - I am really happy with my current role and I would recommend Simon to both companies and candidates in their recruitment process.”

Tax Product Specialist
Tax / Finance Software Company
Recruited November 2012

“In my opinion the way Simon works is unique in today's recruitment market. He kept me involved at every step of the process, providing me with background information on the client and constructive feedback after each interview. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon's professionalism and the way he approaches the recruitment process.”

Lead VAT Research Manager
Tax Software Group
Recruited July 2012

“Simon is an excellent recruiter with detailed knowledge of the tax technology market. He was very helpful during the whole recruitment process, providing me with regular and open feedback at the every stage of the interviews. His focus and determination helped me to secure the role I was looking for. Thanks again Simon.”

Tax Systems Consultant
Big Four Firm, London
Recruited May 2012

“I contacted Simon from NZ for assistance with finding a job in London a month before I was due to leave. He was fantastic in providing me with job options suited to my tax technology skill set and had numerous contacts in the industry. I was able to secure an offer before I left NZ with his help. I would highly recommend Simon if you are looking for a job in this sector.”

If you are needing help, either with a job search or looking to hire someone with specialist tax experience, please get in touch 

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Tax Advisory Opportunity for High Net Worth sector - London

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Our client is a truly global organisation with a strong brand image and reputation worldwide.  They are a leading tax advisory practice for high net worth individuals and their businesses.  The team focused on advisory projects for HNW private clients now seeks ‘up and coming talent’ in the personal tax arena to work on pure tax planning & transactions projects.  This is an opportunity for people that have trained and qualified in personal tax, have already moved on to advising HNW clients on tax planning issues, most likely operating at Manager level or the level just below, and are now looking to take the next step forward within the London market.
This role will involve:
  • Providing tax technical advice in relation to transactions for individual shareholders, including management buy-outs, refinancing, second and tertiary buy-outs, trade sales, start-ups and qualifying EIS investments.
  • Advising on the structuring of funds from a personal tax perspective including advice on the acquisition of carry and appropriate reporting on the realisation of funds.
  • The opportunity to think creatively around individuals, partnerships, trusts and companies whilst working in a strongly commercial environment.
  • Development of client relationships and new client opportunities.
  • Working with a team of specialists and the opportunity to work with a wide variety of other tax and corporate finance teams.
To match up to the challenges of this opportunity, you will be professionally qualified (ACA or CTA), and will have trained within a personal tax environment.  You will have already had a minimum 3-5 years’ of client handling tax experience.  You will have developed a detailed understanding of capital taxes, you will have a good understanding of taxation of partnerships, and other tax planning methods for HNW sector.
You will be ambitious, looking to work on high-end tax projects and looking to prosper in a very meritocratic and market leading practice.

For more information on this opportunity, or to apply, please contact us via our Talentpool Selection site.

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Attention! Senior level Tax Systems role

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Just embarking on a new instruction with a good client of mine.

Starting a search for a highly experienced financial software / tax tech professional, someone with senior team management experience and experience of project managing delivery of IT solutions to clients.

This is a high calibre and high visibility role in this innovative technology group.  Very challenging role, but with excellent rewards for strong performance.

£Six Figure Base + Package

Anyone interested in a further discussion on this should e-mail me at

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