Service Line/Department
Personal Tax
Employment type
Closing date

Due to an increase in demand, our Inverness office is recruiting for an experienced Senior Tax Manager with a focus on the provision of tax advice to work directly with the existing Senior Managers and Partners.

Our Private Client team looks after a growing portfolio of individuals, trusts, partnerships, LLPs across a range of sectors, particularly landed estates and rural businesses. Our clients include complex family groupings which often involve corporate entities and some knowledge of corporate tax matters would be advantageous in providing a holistic advisory approach.

As a training office, there is also an expectation that the candidate would support the development of more junior staff in on the job training.

There are opportunities to get involved in firm wide advisory, committees and presentations if the individual wishes to do so.

The Team

The Inverness Private Client team currently comprises 11 individuals ranging from senior managers to trainees.

The Office

The Inverness office has around seventy five employees. The team cover all the major accounting and tax disciplines including accounts, audit and tax for companies, individuals, partnerships and trusts in the Highlands and across the UK. The office has a mix of local and remote workers, and is a welcoming and inclusive place to work. The office Great Place to Work survey feedback is really positive, but we take all feedback seriously and look for continuous improvement in all areas to make the office a place the team can be proud of being part of, and where they feel they belong.


Key characteristics and skills required:

  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • A high level of motivation, ability and commitment
  • Will have previous relevant experience of management as they will be managing their own portfolio whilst also being responsible for reviewing the work of more junior tax staff
  • Will be experienced in the provision of tailored advice, to encompass detailed family taxation reviews, succession planning, inheritance and capital gains tax planning, international tax aspects, and trust planning.

The exact mix of advisory will be tailored to the strengths of the individual, but a broad base is required to permit work in most if not all of the above areas. Land based issues form a significant part of the current workload.

  • Will have tax compliance experience
  • Will be from a professional services background
  • Will be a confident communicator to colleagues, partners and clients
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills are essential to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Comfortable working on their own initiative as well as being a good team player
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work in a timely manner
  • Excellent IT skills


  • A 35 hour working week with a hybrid working policy with the flexibility to work from home for up to three days per week (our core hours are 10-4)
  • Excellent benefits including; contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance cover and great flexible benefits and family friendly policies,
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan. Paid in December.
  • Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme

About Us

Saffery LLP is an adviser to individuals and businesses across a range of sectors, providing market-leading accountancy, audit, business advisory, tax and VAT services. Founded in 1855, we are the UK’s 15th largest accountancy firm.

When you work with us at Saffery, you work with people who know your name, not just a job title. We’re a place shaped by friendly, intelligent people who are individually excellent and collectively exceptional. We’re committed to our clients, but also to our greatest asset – our people.

As a proud member of Nexia, a leading, international network of independent accounting and consulting firms, we’ve got access to local insight on a global scale.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us. With our ED&I strategy, Everyone Belongs, we are building on our positive work culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and strengthen our equitable culture of inclusion, led from the top.

We hope you will apply to us, whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability or neurodivergence, because individual differences equal collective strength. Built on values of excellence, integrity, enthusiasm and collegiality, Saffery is where Potential meets Personal.