Jobs at Forbes Dawson

We’re always on the lookout for talented practitioners who share our passion for tax. As a boutique firm we lack the confines of a big practice, allowing our people to develop core specialisms and forge their own career path, while becoming fully integrated into our business.

At Forbes Dawson, we focus on providing clear and easy to understand solutions to our clients. It is a fast paced environment, where the primary focus is to deliver exceptional tax service. We pride ourselves on having equivalent technical ability to the Big 4, with a rival client base but have the autonomy to operate flexibly and provide rewards at the top end of market rate.

We are looking for ambitious individuals who:

  • enjoy challenges;
  • are self-motivated;
  • demonstrate a real passion about the complexities of tax;
  • have the ability to manage workloads and time pressures in a fast-paced atmosphere;
  • can inspire confidence to a client that they will provide the best service.

To enquire about vacancies or just to make an introduction, please contact Tim Shaw, the Recruitment Partner, at

Current opportunities:


Forbes Dawson is looking to recruit a personal tax manager to our expanding boutique tax-only practice.

The role would be suitable for a candidate with experience of running and managing a portfolio of personal tax compliance clients. Experience of trust and partnership returns would also be beneficial. Some ad hoc consultancy is likely to be involved, although the main focus will be on managing the compliance process, delegating to a team of three to four graduates/trainees.

Ideally the candidate would also be CTA-qualified, or in the process of completing the qualification.

Interested candidates should email their CV to Tim Shaw at


Forbes Dawson is looking to recruit a graduate trainee tax consultant.

The role will be for an initial three-year training contract and will involve a mixture of college study time in Manchester for the Association of Taxation Technicians and then the Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) qualification along with office-based work. The ideal candidate should have at least a 2:1 in their degree and excellent A-Levels.

Office work will be varied and challenging and should complement exam studies. Forbes Dawson would suit a high calibre candidate seeking a ‘Big 4 Challenge’ but without the disadvantages of working in a large corporation. For the right individual we would hope to be able to offer a more attractive career trajectory than a larger firm along with the rewards which go with this. In line with this ethos we have a bonus structure which even trainees will be part of.

Interested candidates should email their CV to Tim Shaw at

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