Senior Corporate Tax Manager- full time or part time working considered

Reading, Berkshire
04 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type

Our business tax advisory professionals help clients through the challenges of planning, tax reporting and accounting, tax compliance and maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities. They work with organisations and individuals to structure transactions and operations in a tax-effective manner. This includes helping clients to mitigate tax risk, comply effectively with tax laws and take into account the prospect of change.

The opportunity 
Tax professionals are needed to lead and manage tax audits, following recent significant audit wins by our Reading Assurance practice. Additionally, we are growing our Tax Accounting & Risk Advisory Services business in Reading and we are looking for tax professionals who both excel at client relationships and bring significant tax accounting skills and knowledge (in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP and UK GAAP) to join our team.

Many of the team work flexibly and are actively encouraged to find a working pattern that gives them the work life balance that works for them and our clients. EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. 

Your key responsibilities

  • High level oversight of the successful delivery of technically complex projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach taken
  • Overall responsibility for quality of client service
  • Grow networks and relationships internally and externally for the team to leverage from
  • Help people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
  • Contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training international tax professionals
  • Significant involvement in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also through managing junior staff development and assignments

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent tax accounting skills and knowledge of tax accounting in accordance with IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP
  • Strong working knowledge of IAS 12
  • Strong audit of tax background, experience of reviewing audits for a variety of clients including FTSE 100, FTSE 250, in-bound and privately-owned clients
  • Ability to direct an audit of tax team with a number of jurisdictions reporting into the UK
  • Strong client relationship management skills to develop quality outputs to clients
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Enthusiastic team player with ability to create and sustain effective teams
  • Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff
  • Ensure delivery of quality work and take day to day commitment of delivery team
  • Change orientated with flexible approach  

To qualify for the role you must have

  • ACA / CA / Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training course / Law qualification / Tax specialist qualification / or breadth of knowledge equivalent to a Tax specialist qualification
  • Experienced corporate tax practitioner
  • Experience in tax accounting/tax audit
  • Proven ability to read and interpret existing and new tax statute

Ideally, you’ll also have 

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

What we look for

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the ability to deliver quality output 

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 and coaching 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

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. 

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