Customs Duty Assistant Manager

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Competitive + Benefits
08 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Customs Duty Assistant Manager

Competitive Salary + Study Support + Benefits

Are you looking to take the next step on your journey? Do you want to be part of an international family whose vision is “To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day”? If yes, then you could be our next investment! At Azets, you're in control of your career and with our support this will make us even stronger, together.

Our motto when it comes to career development is “Your Journey, Your Voice, Your Success".


Azets is an award winning leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Nordics and the USA. We are a family of over 6,500 employees and work across 100 offices in the UK alone. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made us the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK, and we are over the moon to have been awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year in the FD Excellence Survey 2020. As a result of this growth, we are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!

To get the job that you'll love

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees is what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can not only collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We're looking for someone who wants to join a family of like-minded individuals and be more than just a team member.

You will be expected to provide a wide range of customs and excise duty services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities. Our clients come from all industries, so exposure to multiple sectors would be an  advantage (although not an essential requirement). The role requires the successful  candidate to demonstrate an extensive and broad range of technical knowledge in customs and excise duty matters, the associated regimes and the ability to practically interpret and apply the impact of these regimes on international trade and supply chains. More specifically, this role may incorporate providing technical advice, developing referrals, devising customs and international trade focused marketing initiatives and an element of responsibility for developing business opportunities, whilst ensuring that the needs of our clients are met. On a daily basis, this role may include liaising with clients to resolve queries, communicating with internal departments to ensure deadlines are met and overseeing client portfolios to ensure HMRC deadlines are met, as a well as assisting the partners in delivery of cross-cutting advisory projects. 

This role will require the successful candidate to regularly liaise with and meet clients on a one to one basis relying on their depth of technical knowledge to support the client and their business activities from a customs and excise perspective.

In terms of qualifications, we want to ensure we are offering the best service to our customers and we recognise that the knowledge and skill set required to successfully fulfil this role may have been developed over a period of practical experience and technical application, rather than only through a formal qualification process.

As a valued member of the Customs Team, you will have the opportunity to develop your skill set and knowledge base whilst at the same time providing quality, technical advice to our clients. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and reach of the Customs Team and support the wider aims of the Azets group.

A note from the Hiring Manager

"This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and productive customs team as the entire Azets group is growing and developing. The individual will be required to support and service existing clients, prospective clients and international contacts. They will proactively assist to grow and develop our existing relationships, identify and forge new relationships and reinforce and promote the reputation of Azets in the customs and excise duty arena. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the current growth objectives of the customs team and will have a unique opportunity to help shape and develop the future vision of the national customs duty team at Azets. "

What's in it for you?

  • 33 days annual leave (31 for Students with study package and 38 for Partners) inc. bank holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • Lead Incentive Scheme (applicable to up to and including Associate Director level)
    -We offer generous financial rewards for helping Azets to grow our new client portfolio.
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Private Medical Cover (applicable to Director/Partner level)
  • Enhanced Parental + Family leave - We want Azets to be a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 3 months, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks  (both subject to eligibility) and our Adoption Leave policy follows the same arrangements.
  • Flexible Working - Azets understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times salary
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Benefits Portal
  • Access to our YuLife wellbeing app – Includes EAP, 24/7 GP access, retail vouchers and discounts, free digital will writing, discounted gym memberships etc.
  • Pension
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career Coaching
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program - For you and your family.
  • Dress for your day
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities and Study Support

Our values are our motivation

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We're looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business, we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open-minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does this sound like you?

Why join the Azets family?

The relationship that we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both our and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps us to grow our own and bring out the very best in people.

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