Senior Manager, Indirect Tax - VAT Advisory, Financial Services

London, UK
Competitive remuneration package
22 Feb 2024
22 Mar 2024
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, Financial Services

Market-leading growth in our Financial Services Indirect Tax (VAT) team has created an opportunity for a strong VAT tax professional to join the team. You will be able to own projects and work with the management team to further identify business opportunities. You will have the support of a strong team with proven expertise in this area and the opportunity to progress, learn and accelerate your career.

You will have the opportunity to work with clients in the Financial Services industry as part of a globally integrated network of specialists with high quality economics, tax authority, legal, commercial and technology backgrounds. The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients’ businesses.

The opportunity

This is a period of unprecedented change in the tax arena, which is resulting in huge demand for delivery of a wide range of Indirect Tax advisory services. For the right candidate this role will be a springboard to a successful career in FS - we have an excellent track record of internal promotions and place development at the centre of our people strategy. We’re an active and friendly team and are excited about the continued growth of our group. You will work closely with the senior managers and directors who will provide you with the support and opportunities to assist you in realising your full potential.

The projects that the team are working on are innovative and bring to life the UK’s ‘open for business’ strategy which makes it one of the most exciting places to work in tax, but also a place where you can learn and build upon your understanding of a broad range of Indirect Tax concepts to develop your career as a skilled and trusted tax professional.

Your key responsibilities

  • Ability to build and strong client relationships with evidence of go to market
  • Ensure delivery of quality work and take day to day management of delivery team
  • Help people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
  • Contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training international tax professionals
  • Significant involvement in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also through managing junior staff development and assignment

Skills and attributes for success

  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide exceptional levels of client service
  • Negotiation skills, able to gain buy-in and handle challenges
  • Business development skills - able to identify and convert opportunities by proactively managing existing client relationships and winning new clients
  • High level management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach taken
  • Overall responsibility of quality of client service
  • Manage possible leads from other areas of the practice
  • Build networks and relationships internally and externally for the team to leverage from
  • Contribute to successfully extracting maximum value for both EY and clients from the tax services delivered whilst managing risk appropriately for both client and the firm

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Ability to build strong client relationships and commercially aware.
  • Negotiation skills, able to sustain opinion and handle challenges
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Strong practical and commercial experience having advised clients, or worked ‘in-house’
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Team player with ability to create, sustain and manage effective, inclusive teams

Ideally, you will also have

  • Appropriate experience working within Financial Services particularly wealth and asset management, including real estate
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • ACA/ACCA/CA or comparable qualification; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training course; or Law qualification. CTA (or breadth of knowledge and experience equivalent to CTA).

What we look for

  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
  • Highly experienced tax practitioner with advisory and reviewing skills and expertise
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Experience of VAT compliance, having either worked ‘in-house’ or on secondment

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, coaching and feedback 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.

Please note: Prior to finalising your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!

About EY

We’re building the workplace of the future at EY – a place that’s smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible. We're embracing change and helping our clients to adapt - to create more inclusive economic growth. 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.

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