Consultant, Incentives and Reward, Tax, London (open to flexible working)
Deloitte has a longstanding reputation of expertise in the field of incentive and reward tax consulting and a client base that includes some of the biggest private equity houses and the highest profile mergers and acquisitions activity. We are offering a unique opportunity to work in this stimulating environment, as part of an exceptional and supportive team advising a prestigious client portfolio.
This successful and expanding team has experienced year-on-year growth and has significant potential and aspirations for future growth. This means that there is ample room for career development and progression and we will provide you with the tools to reach your full potential, with no barriers.
We are looking for a Consultant to support our work with asset managers including private equity, hedge funds, real estate infrastructure and retail asset managers, as well as large or fast growth private companies and our wider FS client base including banks and insurance companies. This role is diverse and offers a wide range of tax consulting opportunities across the breadth of our client base within the remits of reward and incentivisation for highly paid senior management teams.
You will work within larger client service teams, managing a portfolio of high profile projects, developing your own client relationships and developing more junior team members, with the full support of more senior team members focused on your development and progression.
Join a fast-growing and diverse practice, where you'll work with like-minded people who are at the forefront of their chosen field. Enjoy a stimulating and challenging environment, with a focus on teamwork and outstanding client service.
In this team, your role in the group would encompass some or all of the following:
Assisting clients with employment tax issues related to transactions including due diligence, structuring of UK and international incentive plans for the senior management teams of private equity portfolio companies and advising on the employment and personal tax aspects of company acquisitions, sales and flotations;
Advising on a broad array of issues relating to the advisor/manager of private equity, real estate, infrastructure or hedge funds ranging from structuring global carried interest and co-investment plans to restructuring the entire business;
The design and implementation of global and UK tax efficient, regulatory, compliant remuneration, ensuring that the plan designs are aligned to the wider business objectives of the organisation;
Providing bespoke tax planning advice around deferrals, long-term incentives and pensions;
Assisting clients with complex employment taxes enquiries and dealing with HMRC on their behalf;
Researching a wide range of tax issues;
Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
Benefiting from client exposure and learning from the top practitioners in the field, you will be working alongside partners and directors in non-hierarchical client teams.
We take your development very seriously. You'll benefit from continuous training and a transparent, interactive appraisal process. With no micromanagement or quotas for promotion, you'll be empowered to manage your own workload and achieve career goals that you set yourself, in a team with a proven track record for strong progression.
Your work, your choice
How long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell? After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk.
We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
Location: London with occasional domestic and international travel
Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time
Your professional experience
To be considered for this role, you must possess the following skills and experience:
Full appreciation of current tax legislation, preferably qualified ACA or CTA, or equivalent qualification or experience;
Strong technical ability surrounding the legislation and case law;
Numerate with keen attention to detail;
Appetite for learning and developing on the job;
Willingness to learn and deal with new ideas and technical areas;
Some experience of employment tax issues relating to employee share plans or fund management incentives is preferred but not essential.
Ability to build strong relationships;
Strong commercial awareness;
Ability to communicate complex ideas, both written and oral, in a pragmatic and articulate way;
Ability to produce high quality, technically accurate, well-written work;
Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment rapidly and to respond to clients appropriately in this context.
Ability to plan and prioritise workload, meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
Ability to take ownership and use initiative to resolve problems;
Ability to exercise appropriate level of judgement.
Excellent team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels;
Some experience of delegation is preferred but not essential.
Your service line
Arguably the most stimulating career environment in our industry, tax at Deloitte is a far cry from tax at other firms. Here, it’s all about collaborating with colleagues at the top of their game, across disciplines, for clients who urge us to constantly push the boundaries of our creativity. You’ll find a diverse mix of people, all working together to deliver best-in-class advice. And you’ll discover a structured programme that will help you develop even greater expertise. From fascinating projects to a wealth of secondment opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, you can enjoy a broad and rich career experience.
Our Purpose & Strategy
To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.
What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.
Beyond the UK: North West Europe within a Global firm
UK and Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have combined to create a new Deloitte North West Europe firm on 1 June 2017. This is to support our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and to increase our global influence and lead in EMEA.
A broader geographical shape will create new career development opportunities, helping us develop the very best talent across the region and the world.
What do we value?
At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2017 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families and to have been in their Top 10 for seven consecutive years. Additionally we received the Working Families Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016.
Being a Leader at Deloitte
Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.
We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but we require five leadership imperatives from all of our people:
- We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
- We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
- We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
- We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
- We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.
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Requisition code: 154105