Senior Manager - Direct Tax and Tax Accounting Process Owner, Open to flexibility

Belfast, Northern Ireland
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type

Senior Manager - Direct Tax and Tax Accounting Process Owner, Open to flexibility

The opportunity

EY's EMEIA Tax Centre (ETC) are looking for a Senior Manager to join our fast growing Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team. The role will give you the opportunity to work on EY's largest multi-country client engagements in a tax accounting and direct tax capacity.

You will be the primary point of contact for the direct tax team at the client side. You will have the opportunity to develop relationships with key accounts and provide your clients with global tax insights from their direct tax data across countries, major legislative changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value.

Your portfolio will consist of direct tax and tax accounting accounts (US GAAP or IFRS). You will be leading clients on established accounts, seeking process improvement opportunity in both EY and Client processes and implementing services for new clients. If you have a keen interest in tax processes and technology you will have the opportunity to use these skills on a daily basis as well as continuing to develop your tax accounting and direct tax knowledge.

Our team

You will join the GCR practice in the ETC which includes 150 professionals specializing in direct tax, tax accounting, indirect taxes, statutory reporting, bookkeeping, service management, payroll and company secretarial services.

The team is based across the EMEIA region with major hubs in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Poland. Together we deploy strong multi-skilled teams working seamlessly across countries and service lines.

The tax accounting and direct tax specialists work closely with the client group tax function. Their role enables them to build a wide network across EY service lines and countries as they bring together all of the EY services and expertise available to meet their client needs.

Our team work exclusively on large, multi-country compliance engagements.

Our clients

You will have an opportunity to work with some of EY's largest, most complex corporate clients providing you with a continued opportunity to learn and develop. Our clients operate in all business sectors with the exception of financial services. There is an opportunity for you to specialize in a sector or gain experience of different sector needs.

We partner with our clients to deliver compliance across the organization on contracts which range from 3 - 7 years in duration. We typically work with the client's group or regional tax function.

Many of our clients are undergoing major change and transformation in their record to report processes. You will have the opportunity to work with groups who have mature offshore models and those who need support transitioning to that model over time.

Your development

In rapidly a changing world and tax environment, making career choices which will build your skills for the new world of work will future-proof your career.

As well as offering world-class technical training opportunities you will have the opportunity to stretch and challenge yourself with new clients, experiences and projects.

You will join a team with technology implementation experience, robotic process automation skills, visualization and analytic capabilities amongst other varied relevant skills. Your opportunity to gain greater exposure to these topics and potentially learn yourself will be open to you as you develop your career journey at EY.

As well as learning technical skills yourself, you will be a role model for our junior staff as you manage teams to deliver exceptional client service. You will have daily opportunities to coach and develop those around you and make a difference to their careers.

In addition to delivery, you will have an opportunity to shape our business. You will be working on some of EY's largest pursuits representing the tax accounting practice. You will have opportunities to support the work stream leader in global EY initiatives such as process and offering development.

Your skills

We're looking for individuals who are process focused with a technical background. Key skills which will enable you to be successful in this role include:

  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Process focused with experience of implementing process or technology changes
  • US GAAP and / or IFRS tax accounting technical skillset
  • Corporate income tax experience (any country)
  • Track record of managing teams
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with multi-country teams
  • Self-aware and accountable - the ability to manage your portfolio and bring in other EY specialists when required
  • An ability to distill complex concepts into simple messages
  • Organized with an ability to deliver tax accounting in a short time frame
  • Experience coaching and developing junior staff
  • Ability to manage budgets and time to deliver a quality output

Accounting qualification

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