Global Employment Tax Assistant Manager



Large Corporates. Multinational Companies. Smaller Businesses.


Employment status & off payroll workers. Expenses & benefits. Termination payments. PAYE reviews. Expatriate tax policies & planning.


All sectors.

“The best collaboration happens when we fully understand our clients’ goals & current limitations.”

Claire Bruce is a Global Employment Tax Assistant Manager within our Payroll & Employment team. Based in Aberdeen, Claire works with a variety of businesses, from small businesses to large and multinational corporates, in all sectors. She helps businesses by completing highly technical domestic employment taxes, expatriate taxes, termination payments, and PAYE reviews. Claire ensures she keeps herself and her clients up to date with the latest expatriate tax policies, and provides businesses with expert tax planning.


“An ideal relationship with a client is one where there is open communication. The best collaboration happens when we fully understand our clients’ goals and current limitations. Staff retention is high on the agenda for running a successful business, immersing ourselves within our client’s business allows us to not only meet our client’s objectives but maintain a happy workforce whilst ensuring tax efficiency and compliance is achieved.”


“Clients expect practical, well-rounded solutions delivered through excellent service. The employment and expatriate tax world is highly technical, a day does not pass in which we do not refer to tax legislation and guidance! I strive to keep our clients fully informed on the technical standpoint for the scenario at hand in a clear manner and how the practical way forward achieves this.”


The most satisfying aspect of working with our clients is finding the every day tax efficiencies we can implement in the business. We may be completing a routine compliance exercise or discussing another aspect of our client’s business, but the open conversations lead to identification of everyday efficiencies our clients can implement, these ‘small’ improvements can derive huge time and financial savings.”


At AAB we are here to ensure that you have all bases covered, which means collaborating with our other specialist teams. We have an eye for the bigger picture and our client may have come to us for personal tax assistance for an employee they are seconding overseas. However, we will ensure the client has also covered any reward structure considerations, corporate and payroll reporting in this location to ensure full compliance, sometimes linking in 3+ other service lines! Our internal collaboration across service lines allows our clients to feel confident the advice and solutions provided have been considered from all angles.


“AAB utilises advances in technology to provide efficiencies and streamlined processes for our clients, such as dashboards for live tracking of internationally mobile employees. Freeing up both our clients and ourselves time on the data churn allows us to focus on the end goal and more face to face time with our clients.”

Collaboration is our superpower

“There have been some remarkable changes in recent years on the employment tax front. Each member of our team has varying backgrounds and specialisms they bring to the table at AAB which allows for great discussions on upcoming changes and current processes, the diverse background of our team ensures we are constantly challenging the status quo and tapping into each aspect of a scenario.”

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