Based in Devon, Thompson Jenner and its sister companies currently employs more than seventy staff in Exeter and Exmouth. Our forward thinking, proactive and friendly company culture has resulted in us recruiting and developing a highly trained and motivated team of professionals. In fact many of our recruits have gone on to become department managers and even Partners within the firm. We encourage all our employees to develop their skills and qualifications and we actively achieve this through our structured training, staff appraisals and personal development schemes.

We currently have the following vacancy.

Position: Full time Personal Tax Assistant

Responsible for: The preparation of tax returns and tax administration

The role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Exmouth office to join our growing and well organised taxation team.  Our team provide a seamless and efficient service to an expanding client base across Devon and the South West.

As Personal Tax assistant you will be responsible for dealing with a range of clients including sole traders, partnerships and directors. Your principal responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of personal and partnership tax returns, including the calculation of Capital Allowances, taxable profits from self-employment and Capital Gains.
  • Obtaining all necessary information from the clients, third parties and from the Firm’s own records.
  • Dealing with clients queries
  • Maintaining high standards of client service at all times.

Location: Exmouth

The person:

Ideally, you will possess at least 2 years’ experience within a personal tax department and be capable of completing self -assessment returns. In addition, you should demonstrate strong communication skills and have a personable and sociable manner.

You will also be used to meeting tight deadlines, motivated and have an extremely high attention to detail with excellent keyboard and IT skills

The successful candidate may already hold an ATT or AAT qualification. However, if required, the right candidate will be provided with full and comprehensive ATT study support as part of a structured training programme.

Salary: This will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 22 days annual leave (plus public holidays).
  • Hours 37.5 per week with flexible working (part-time may be available for the right candidate).
  • Pension with employer contributions and life assurance.
  • Private health insurance (after qualifying period).

To apply: Send a detailed CV by email to or post to Simon Lewis, Partner, Thompson Jenner LLP, 28 Alexandra Terrace, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1BD or for further information please contact us on: 01395 279521.

Closing date:  Closing date for applications is 30th April 2019

We are always interested in recruiting staff of the highest calibre. If you feel you will be able to bring something additional to the practice, please forward your CV and a covering note by email to or post to Neil Curtis, Managing Partner, Thompson Jenner LLP, 1 Colleton Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4DG.

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