Tax Investigations Associate, Apprentice (September 2024) BUZZACOTT LLP

Our Tax Investigations team are an award-winning team recognised for technical expertise and an emphatic approach to clients' cases.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Supporting both TIDR and Troncmaster service lines by attending client meetings and taking diligent notes.
  • Supporting both TIDR and Troncmaster service lines in managing their portfolio of HMRC investigation cases and tronc schemes.
  • Monitoring both the Tronc internal mailbox, for new enquiries and queries, and the Sharefile portal, for client uploads, ensuring these are dealt with within the client management system.
  • Assisting with the review and analysis of data provided to us by client and/or other third parties.
  • Assisting with the drafting of Letters of Engagement and Proposals of Work.
  • Undertaking tronc allocations as and when necessary.
  • Communicating/Negotiating with HMRC as appropriate.
  • Assisting with the submission of appeals/applying for ADR mediation.
  • Assisting with the drafting of letters to HMRC, as appropriate.
    Liaising with senior TIDR team members in connection with monitoring the management of the TIDR team case portfolio.
  • Assisting the TIDR team with raising fee notes as early as possible during every assignment.
  • Completing all learning modules and exams as prescribed by the structured apprenticeship programme.
  • Resolve technical queries when instructed by fellow TIDR team members.
  • Carrying out administrative work as and when appropriate, including assisting in the administration and management of the TIDR team

The training you will be getting

Training Provided

You will study towards the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 3 and Level 4 qualification over 30 months under an apprenticeship, building not only on your technical skills, but also on your personal and professional development. 

Following the completion of the AAT qualification, continued career progression is supported. Training consists of a combination of courses at the tutors’ offices, private study and regular exams, as well as on-the-job training. You will have paid study leave to support you in the run up to exams and all course and exam fees are paid for.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We go above and beyond for our clients, but also for you. We have a genuine commitment to your development, offering you a closely supported and structured programme of tuition, provided by a top firm of external tutors. Internally, you’ll be supported by a manager who will act as your mentor, a trainee buddy, partners, senior staff and a dedicated Training and Development Coordinator.

As you progress through your training you will receive incremental salary increases as you hit various milestones in your qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language and Maths (Grade 5) Essential

About the employer

At Buzzacott, we describe ourselves as friendly and professional, with values ingrained in our culture of trust, client focus, exceptional service, specialist knowledge and approachability. We all work together under one roof, as the largest single-office accountancy firm in the UK, giving you the opportunity to collaborate, build relationships and shine from day one.






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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2024