AccountingWEB is looking for a new tax editor

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AccountingWEB is looking for a new consulting tax editor. 

Are you a tax expert who enjoys writing and is passionate about helping others navigate the tax landscape and HMRC matrix? This position could be for you. 

Rebecca Cave has expertly overseen AccountingWEB’s tax content for almost a decade, but she will soon be taking a step back from being the site’s consulting tax editor and will be enjoying a well earned retirement (she did warn us!) - but don’t worry, Rebecca will still be around with regular columns and opinion pieces. 

However, this means we have an opportunity for the next star of the tax world to step forward and become the championing voice of AccountingWEB’s tax content. 

As the consulting tax editor, you would have a keen eye for the news and issues that will affect our readers most, curate the tax articles on the site, have an unrivalled black book of contacts to call on for articles, and work with the AccountingWEB editorial team in setting the news agenda through regular news meetings.  

This is a part time position and is suitable for someone who already has a writing portfolio or is building one. However, the demands of the role means it is probably not suitable for someone to do over the weekend.  

AccountingWEB is one of the most respected news outlets in the profession and is the largest independent online community for accounting and finance professionals in the UK. 

If you are interested please contact Richard Hattersley or Joanne Birtwistle for more information: 

[email protected]

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By DJKL
05th Jun 2023 14:13

Richard Thomas might have been worth approaching.

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By Justin Bryant
05th Jun 2023 14:32

You beat me to it!

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
05th Jun 2023 14:47

I guess all good things must come to an end.

Very much enjoy reading RC's articles.

Always something to learn in there, and very accessibly written.

Some very big shoes to fill there.

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By Hugo Fair
05th Jun 2023 16:03

100% ... it's too easy on this forum to keep on moving to the next item, without taking the time to reflect on all help that Rebecca has provided over the years.

If it's not too much of a back-handed compliment, I can think of few other regular writers on here at whose articles I don't recall ever taking a potshot.

Clear, accessible, focussed and without fear of mandarins ... a tough act to follow, so thanks.

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By Hugo Fair
05th Jun 2023 16:10

Showing my political naivety, and just to be absolutely clear, that was NOT me 'throwing my hat in the ring'!

I relish the joint freedoms of retirement and being beholden to no-one too much to take on anything like a job ... and, as I'm sure TD and others have realised, I would anyway have to recuse myself on the grounds of lack of qualifications/expertise.

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By jonharris999
05th Jun 2023 15:01

3/1 Jt Favs Tax Dragon / Hugo Fair

5/1 Justin

7/1 Basil

10/1 Paul Crowley, More Unearned Luck

100/1 Richard Thomas [started as evens favourite before recent events]

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Jun 2023 15:15

What's the SP on DJKL?

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By jonharris999
05th Jun 2023 15:27

It's a good question, but I can't spend too long on my book here or I will be sailing too close to a Badge of Trade. Also for this reason the aggregate of incoming bets is capped at £999.

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By DJKL
05th Jun 2023 16:02

Not worth betting on, more chance of me climbing Everest.

Frankly I am akin to one of these vast odds nags in the National, you throw a quid on them knowing it is money certainly lost as you check to see how many legs they have.

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By Justin Bryant
05th Jun 2023 15:26

The best thing about Aweb tax stuff is that the tax case law/HMRC etc. commentary allows for honest, realistic and accurate comments/feedback about rubbish judges making rubbish decisions, and rubbish HMRC submissions etc. in addition to the usual MTDfIT type stuff (when it's not blindly pro-HMRC of course). You don't get that kind of useful information/analysis anywhere else as far as I know (certainly not in the usual staid tax trade mags).

So yes, you need someone like me to keep it real (and dare I say irreverent) and not someone part of the tax Establishment too meek or concerned about their own reputation with HMRC etc. (RC did a very good job there).

That said, I vote TD just to find out who she really is!

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By mumpin
05th Jun 2023 15:42

She's a man called Gordon!

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Jun 2023 16:23

What are the odds on that!

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By jonharris999
05th Jun 2023 16:39

Stewards' enquiry!

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By gillybean04
05th Jun 2023 20:22

Probably less than you might think.

But fake females tend to go with cute or flirty usernames and will be overly nice.

While I do think TD is nice, I don't think she is overly so and Tax Dragon initially struck me as scary but I suppose on second thought she could be a cute and cuddly dragon.

TD, are you cute and cuddly?

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By Dib
06th Jun 2023 13:25

I'm called Gordon and so is my wife!

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
06th Jun 2023 14:36

Dib wrote:

I'm called Gordon and so is my wife!

Gordon Bennett!

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By Open all hours
06th Jun 2023 17:23

THE Gordon Bennet who farmed near Ampleforth?

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By Dib
07th Jun 2023 13:02

...Was the head of security at the lead refinery I worked for when Adam was a lad.

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By tom123
05th Jun 2023 15:50

I propose Jason!

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By DKB-Sheffield
05th Jun 2023 16:15

tom123 wrote:

I propose Jason!

I misread that at first and was about to offer my sincere congratulations!

However, I would second this. Jason has the pedigree and proven experience for such a role (his CPD stuff is great).

Of course, JC may not want the role. I'm sure he is busy enough!

Nothing against any others, just have read/ warched a lot of Jason's material!

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By Justin Bryant
05th Jun 2023 16:31

Agreed.

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By JCresswellTax
05th Jun 2023 16:39

Role is made for First Tab

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
05th Jun 2023 16:51

He'd outsource it to India!

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By SXGuy
05th Jun 2023 18:40

Chat GPT?

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By Tom Herbert
05th Jun 2023 18:53

ChatGP-Tax writer. Now there's a thought...

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By Rebecca Cave
06th Jun 2023 09:08

Not a good one. #accuracy

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By Hugo Fair
05th Jun 2023 19:02

Now look at what you (may) have done!

I need an emoji for 'head in hands, whilst apparently trying to knock oneself out on the desk in front of you' ...

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