Morgan Stanley

EMEA Tax Counsel, Business Unit Advisory Vice President

London, UK
Not disclosed
26 Jan 2023
31 Jan 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description

About us:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. Morgan Stanley provides a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, achieve and grow.

We offer:

  • Work in the Finance department of one of the world's top tier Financial Institutions and gain first-hand insight into the business.
  • A competitive salary and eligibility for annual bonus.
  • Open minded and welcoming environment, where your ideas are taken seriously.
  • Continued professional development based on your career interests.
  • The ability to grow and shape your own career.

Team profile:

This is a dynamic, business-facing role providing tax advisory support to the EMEA Institutional Securities front office. The Business Unit Tax Advisory team within EMEA Tax provides advisory support and tax risk management to all EMEA-located business unit teams, to Human Resources and to Operations. The work of the team is extremely varied and provides exposure to the full range of Morgan Stanley services. The team's clients are senior traders and bankers across all front office divisions in EMEA, including Institutional Equities, Fixed Income, Global Capital Markets, and Investment Banking, as well as teams within Operations, Finance, Legal and HR. We provide tax analysis and advice related to transactions and business lines, structuring, tax audits and disputes, strategic initiatives, and reputational tax risk issues. We work closely with external counsel from law firms and accounting firms in dozens of jurisdictions and regularly engage with HMRC and tax authorities across Europe.

You will:

  • Work closely with a variety of business units to analyse cross border business activities to ensure withholding taxes, stamp taxes, capital gains and corporate/local taxes are managed within the risk limits of the firm
  • Review and have sign off responsibility for new products developed by business units
  • Take primary responsibility for approving tax language in transaction documentation
  • Coordinate with other support disciplines (e.g. Legal, Accounting, Treasury, Operations) to ensure that tax provisions, policies, guidelines, etc. are understood and implemented appropriately and that other support functions are involved as necessary
  • Manage key relationships with a network of external tax advisers in EMEA region to obtain advice, interpreting this for business units and using this to make sound business judgements in the management of tax risk
  • Liaise with other Tax Department members both within the European tax function and in other worldwide locations


You have:

  • Relevant qualification as Tax Lawyer or Tax Accountant (or local law equivalent)
  • Approximately 3-5 years post qualification Financial Services sector tax advisory experience, including international cross-border transactions involving liaising with overseas advisers
  • This is a high profile and challenging role, which requires extremely proficient technical and analytical abilities, sound judgment, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a high level of personal commitment
  • You will be self-motivated, innovative, and able to work both autonomously and collaboratively with a wide variety of functional groups
  • Attention to detail and time management are essential skills for this role. The candidate should have the flexibility required to work in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines, and effectively manage stakeholder expectations

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing, and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

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