Indirect Tax Senior Manager - Energy

London, UK
Competitive remuneration package
23 Feb 2024
23 Mar 2024
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Indirect Tax Senior Manager – Energy

We have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding EY Energy & Resources Indirect Tax team in London, advising clients across all areas of indirect tax in a rapidly changing and expanding industry sector. It is a varied role, supporting businesses across the spectrum of indirect taxes (including VAT, Customs duties, Excise duties and Environmental taxes), being at the forefront to help them navigate the various opportunities and challenges the environment presents both now and in the future.

This role provides an opportunity to be involved in the transformation of the Energy sector, supporting clients with an increasing focus on more sustainable and digitally enabled operations, low carbon energy generation, battery storage and the transition to renewables, alongside the more traditional energy, power, and resources businesses.

The Energy Indirect Tax team is a diverse, supportive, and high-performing team, with a genuine interest in how we need to adapt our energy generation and usage to ensure the world meets its net zero ambitions.

The role

You will lead on delivering indirect tax advisory work and projects to clients, and work closely with EY colleagues across the globe, other areas of tax and broader EY advisory service lines to deliver on larger scale projects, M&A and restructuring transactions.

As part of the EY indirect tax team, you will experience unparalleled opportunities to develop your career, build your global indirect tax technical skills, and experience working on complex and challenging projects and assignments. We are looking for a highly motivated, committed, hard-working tax professional and team player who is looking for a challenging career move.

Your key responsibilities

  • Enthusiastic senior manager with ability to create, sustain and lead effective teams
  • Managing the successful delivery of the highest quality advice to clients, ensuring technical excellence alongside a practical/business focus approach
  • Taking day to day leadership of client delivery team
  • Helping people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring team members
  • Significant involvement in the management of the team, both in terms of strategy and operations, and through managing junior staff development
  • Collaborating with other teams across EY to deliver a broad range of client solutions
  • Support and help drive the growth of the EY indirect tax energy business and the team

Your client responsibilities

  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide exceptional levels of client service
  • Business development skills - able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work by proactively managing existing clients
  • Overall responsibility for quality of client service
  • Manage possible leads from other areas of the practice to support clients
  • Develop networks and build & maintain relationships both within the firm and externally with clients, identifying opportunities and managing expectations
  • Contribute to successfully providing maximum value for both EY and clients from the tax services delivered whilst managing risk appropriately for both client and the firm

Skills and attributes for success

  • Client driven, and strategically and commercially aware
  • Self-starter with proven track record of high-quality delivery
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
  • Project management skills, strong ability to plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget and working capital
  • Negotiation skills, ability to develop ideas, form opinions and handle challenges
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player with ability to create, sustain and lead effective teams

Qualifications and Experience

  • 8+ years’ experience in UK indirect tax advisory, ideally in Energy or similar industry, including with professional services background/experience
  • ACA/ACCA/CA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training course; or Law qualification; CTA (or breadth of knowledge equivalent to CTA)
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Ability to build strong client relationships
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills, with the ability to motivate and develop team members

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget

What we look for

  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
  • Highly experienced tax practitioner with reviewing skills and expertise in functional area
  • Interest in energy market and sustainability/energy transition agenda
  • Commitment to develop your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of developments in UK and international indirect tax, as well as across the industry sector so that you can better advise our clients
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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