Corporate Tax

Tax Trainee

Full Time

Are you an ambitious and tenacious individual who wants to develop within a growing tax team in our Stoke office? Dains is recruiting a Tax Trainee to provide an excellent client-focused service.

This is a client-focused role and will allow you to develop your communication skills and form open and honest client relationships. You will be joining an established and growing team to service a variety of clients with tax compliance and advisory needs. You will present the confidence to respond to clients, third parties and HMRC on compliance-related and other matters.

Established in 1926, Dains is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers specialising in advising growing SME businesses. The firm currently employs over 400 staff including 62 Partners & Directors.

Our core services are Accountancy and Business Advisory, Audit, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting, and Taxation alongside outsourced FD and HR support. We deliver these services with a focus on our core values of Valued Relationships, Fairness, Working & Succeeding Together and Integrity.  Together these core values make up the Dains DNA which runs through each of our interactions and activities.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment. We listen, learn, and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work.


  • Assisting other members of the team in the preparation of private client Self-Assessment tax returns

  • Managing basic client queries and building strong relationships with clients to understand their businesses to deliver great results

  • Respond to clients, third parties and HMRC on compliance-related and other matters

  • Liaising with colleagues in our Audit and Evolve teams

  • Providing general client administration and compliance work to a high standard

  • Supporting the preparation of annual P11d forms

  • Undertake research using our technical library to resolve technical issues

  • Support will be given enabling you to study for your ATT/CTA


  • A minimum of 6 months experience working in tax is preferred but not essential

  • Strong communication skills with a confident and professional manner

  • Familiarity with Tax software together with Outlook, Excel and Word

  • Present a professional approach towards clients

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

  • A full UK driver’s licence is preferred but not essential

About Dains - Top 35 firm, Investors in People, Climate Positive Company and Workforce

Our Commitment to you

Job CategoryCorporate Tax, Taxation
Benefit 125 days annual leave (increases with length of service) plus normal statutory bank holidays)
Benefit 2Buy and sell annual leave
Benefit 3Enrolment into the Dains Academy
Benefit 4Cycle to work scheme
Benefit 5Greener car scheme
Benefit 6Regular development reviews and training
Benefit 7Group staff pension scheme
Benefit 8Wellbeing refreshments
Benefit 9Discounted shopping platform

How to Apply

If you have any problems submitting your application using the form below then please send your application to Nicola Jones (remembering to quote the job you are applying for).

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Application Process

Step 1

Please complete the application submission form at the end of the job spec or send your full CV to Nicola Jones.

Step 2

If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted, and a telephone screening interview will be scheduled.

Step 3

Following a successful telephone screening interview, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4

You will be notified of the outcome of your interview and provided with feedback.