Grant Thornton UK LLP

Operational Taxes Manager - Financial Services, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
04 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type

Join us and you’ll shape more than just your career

We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insights empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:

Grant Thornton Financial Services Tax – Operational Tax

We are an industry focused specialist team based within Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Group in London.  We advise a range of financial institutions, from large international banks, asset managers and insurance companies to UK based private equity and alternative funds, as well as start up fintech companies on the range of global tax information reporting and withholding regimes.  We advise clients on how to comply and to help them meet their obligations as an integral part of their business, managing day to day compliance needs and annual reporting to tax authorities.

We are looking for a manager to join our growing team to help support the delivery of these services and enable us to further develop our offerings.  We go to market alongside other tax colleagues, as well as our financial services regulatory, consulting and internal audit teams.

You may already be based in an advisory practice working with financial services clients on tax matters or in house with a financial institution specialising in this area. 

Let’s talk about the job 

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Financial Services Operational Taxes Manager role. 

  • Making quality second nature.  This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do.    
  • Own your own work. You’ll be given significant exposure to clients, working alongside large and complex financial institutions to manage their tax compliance obligations
  • Be a part of a team. You’ll be working within a high performing, specialist financial services team that will support your development and enable you to thrive
  • Take responsibility. You’ll be given early responsibility for producing high quality client deliverables whilst developing your commercial understanding of different types of financial institutions, how they operate in different business, product and geographical areas. You will also have financial management responsibilities, overseeing billing and debtor management
  • Build your brand. You’ll have access to the firm’s training and development opportunities to broaden your technical and commercial skillsets. You’ll have the opportunity to network internally and are afforded a great deal of access to our Partner and Director team.

The minimum criteria 

You will have a Tax/accounting qualification if in practice, with some post qualification experience.  

Skills to set you apart 

Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box. It’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way. 

  • You’ll ideally have experience of operational tax matters gained in practice or an in-house role – knowing what the tax legislation requires and how it is applied in practice
  • Excellent tax technical skills and a desire to learn more in areas that may not be in your skillset currently
  • Strong commitment to client service, looking to add value at all times
  • Clear and effective communication style to work with clients and internal teams
  • Strong team player, make sure you ask questions and be ready to challenge, good at managing others
  • You’ll take ownership of client work, thinking around the subject and seeing things from the client perspective

Do you care about the same things we do? 

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too. 

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.  

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.  

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.  

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.  

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.  

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right. 

Bring your whole self  

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential. 

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO  

There’s more to life than work 

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance. 

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