Grant Thornton Ireland

Corporate & Transactions Associate Director

Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
28 May 2024
Closes
28 Jun 2024
Ref
JR6717
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Director

Corporate and Transactions Associate Director

We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too.

Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has nearly 3,000 people in 9 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermuda, with a presence in over 145 countries around the world, and a global network of over 68,000 people

At GT, we work as trusted advisors, bringing local knowledge and national expertise, with a global presence, to help businesses succeed – wherever they are located. We make business more personal by investing in building relationships and empowering our clients to make the right decisions for their organisation now and for the future. Whether that is working with the public sector to build thriving communities, with regulators and financial institutions to build trust, or with a diverse range of businesses to help them achieve their goals, Grant Thornton Ireland work hard to support clients to act on the issues that matter.

At GT Ireland we don’t just predict your future, we build it.

A Career at GT

Looking for a more fulfilling role in professional services? One where fresh thinking, collaboration and diversity are valued? At Grant Thornton we do things differently.

What does this mean for you?

A career in a more inclusive working environment, a more collaborative work culture, a more supported, flexible working role, more possibilities to grow and more opportunities to help shape the future for your clients. We respect and value your experience. And we want you to bring your authentic self to work and be at your best. It is how it should be.

Grow with us

At Grant Thornton, we care about our people and work hard to make you feel valued. If you are looking to deepen and develop your skills, knowledge, and experience throughout your career, then that is what you will get, and more.

We are seeking a Corporate Tax Associate Director to join our growing Tax department. As an Associate Director, you must demonstrate depth of technical knowledge in your own service area and apply this knowledge to develop solutions to complex technical issues together with managing a team in complex and demanding assignments on a day to day basis. Excellent opportunities exist for ambitious and driven candidates to progress within the firm. The position attracts a competitive remuneration package and ongoing career development.

Main responsibilities:

  • Takes responsibility and ownership of the client relationship at the appropriate level in the client’s organisation;
  • Manages portfolio of client assignments that are sizable in both scope and scale by providing intelligent and creative solutions to client tax issues both reactively and proactively, presenting solutions to increasingly complex technical issues;
  • Has experience with working with large UK corporates including large UK groups as well as UK corporates in multinational groups. 
  • Has sound understanding of all the specific tax issues associated with these size of corporates. 
  • Has a firm understanding and relevant experience in areas such as corporate interest restriction, corporate loss reform and dealing with SAO queries.
  • Proactively seeks out business development opportunities and meets own financial targets set;
  • Participates in the tendering process for new client pitches including developing personalised proposals for each potential client;
  • Act as the focal point for the delivery of sophisticated tax advice to clients and the business, demonstrating an ability to analyse and interpret data, identifying business issues and applying technical knowledge appropriately;
  • Consults on a variety of technical areas, including the ability to identify those able to provide support in relation to technical risk;
  • Write high quality tax reports, professionally presented documents.
  • A sound awareness and adherence to the firm's risk management processes and procedures;
  • Takes responsibility for financial management of client accounts;
  • Leads, manages, motivates and coaches managers and junior team members by inducting effectively, giving regular feedback and completing timely appraisals;
  • Proactively manages own career, seeking out opportunities to work on a variety of assignments to build on existing experience; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and seeks to participate in business development activities and contributes to sales pitches, for own team as well as the wider firm.

Skills and attributes:

  • ACA/ACCA or CTA qualified;
  • Minimum 7 years’ post qualification experience of working in a tax department of large practice (ideally Big 6);
  • Strong technical knowledge and proven ability to identify opportunities for clients;
  • Approachable and respected member of the team who takes a proactive interest in the team's performance and wellbeing;
  • Capable of working on your own initiative while taking responsibility and ownership for wider team issues
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with clients and the team.

Life at GT

Reward and benefits:

Our reward and benefits are designed to create an environment where our people can flourish. We are committed to building a culture where our people have access to the necessary benefits to help promote a healthy lifestyle and thrive.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

At Grant Thornton, we provide equitable opportunities for all our colleagues. We are a responsible, sustainable business where equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) is at the forefront of our workplace culture agenda, and today, we continue to build and develop on our existing ED&I structure and strategy to meet our workplace culture needs. People are at the heart of our business and teams built with varied backgrounds, racial differences, cultures, sexual orientations, religious orientations, ages, gender identities, abilities and family types present diverse viewpoints, which need to be heard and valued.

We are all at our best when we are able to be ourselves and we view integrity and authenticity as integral values to bring to our day-to-day work-life at the firm. We are excited to see the personality and perspectives you will bring to our team because we know we will all benefit from them. Diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision-making, improves the quality of our delivery, and helps us to meet the needs of our clients. Our firm is built on people and their ideas, so we want to hear all the new perspectives and fresh thinking you have to offer. You form the bedrock of our firm’s best-practice principles and we will champion you as leaders from day one.

Recognition:

We want to create a culture of recognition and celebrating success, by saying thank you to people who surpass our expectations and recognising the right values and behaviours. Our Shout Out recognition scheme is our way of highlighting and promoting achievements. Whether you simply want to say thank you, celebrate a special occasion or give an award for doing something exceptional, you can do all of this and more through the scheme.

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

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