EY

Manager, Tax Controversy and Risk Management - Edinburgh - Open to Flexible Working

Recruiter
EY
Location
Edinburgh, UK
Salary
Competitive remuneration package
Posted
05 Aug 2022
Closes
05 Sep 2022
Ref
336022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Freelance
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Our Scotland Tax team continues to grow, and we are have ambitious plans for the future. We want the right people on board to achieve these growth objectives. Our tax professionals help businesses meet complex demands for UK tax reporting, compliance, planning, strategy, and controversy. By integrating deep technical and industry knowledge with established methodologies, they work with a wide range of businesses and corporates to help them develop and implement effective, practical, and sustainable tax strategies.

Professionals in our tax controversy and risk management team assist clients through their interactions with HMRC, including voluntary disclosures and during enquiries or similar processes (e.g. Profit Diversion Compliance Facility), and with reviewing transparency and reporting obligations, including evaluating how tax risk is viewed in the business, supporting businesses to prepare for SAO certification or in their response to the Corporate Criminal Offence legislation, preparing for an HMRC Business Risk Review and developing testing programmes to ensure controls are operating effectively.

The opportunity

As a business tax advisory professional, you’ll be helping clients through the commitments of tax compliance and maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities. This includes helping clients to mitigate tax risk, comply effectively with tax laws and take into account the prospect of change. The team also support businesses in effectively managing enquiries through to a resolution, including the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution and litigation.

Your key responsibilities

  • To contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of tax services to the client
  • Maintain tax relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service
  • Grow relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities and managing expectations
  • Contribute to winning new work by proactively growing existing clients and contribute to winning new clients.
  • Support the successful delivery of tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken
  • Responsible for day-to-day client liaison
  • Provide full tax services to a client portfolio

Skills and attributes for success

  • Experienced corporate tax practitioner or HMRC Inspector
  • Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute
  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Strong technical skills and keen to develop further
  • Ability to grow strong client relationships
  • Excellent communicator in range of situations both written and oral
  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and know when to refer upwards
  • Client focused and commercially aware
  • Relationship management skills with ability to manage client expectations
  • Ability to grow effective relationships at all levels
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically

To qualify for the role you must have

  • ACA/CA/ACCA/CTA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training Course (IDP/TPDP/TSP etc); or Law qualification
  • Experienced corporate tax practitioner
  • Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget

Ideally, you’ll also have/be

  • ADIT (or one or more individual papers within the qualification)
  • CEDR meditator accreditation
  • Degree qualified

What we look for

  • Self-starter, proactive in your approach and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player: ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output
  • Excellent communicator in range of situations both written and oral
  • Change orientated with flexible approach

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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