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Manager, Indirect Tax, Financial Services (Open to flexible working)

Market-leading growth in our Financial Services Indirect Tax (VAT) team has created an opportunity for a strong VAT tax professional to join the team. You will be able to own projects, develop indirect tax technology offerings and work with the management team to further identify business opportunities. You will have the support of a strong team with proven expertise in this area and the opportunity to progress, learn and accelerate your career.

You will have the opportunity to work with clients in the Financial Services industry as part of a globally integrated network of specialists with high quality economics, tax authority, legal, commercial and technology backgrounds. The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients' businesses.

The opportunity


This is a period of unprecedented change in the tax arena, which is resulting in huge demand for delivery of a wide range of Indirect Tax operational advisory services including review of client operating models; process & control recommendations; indirect tax technology offerings and risk advisory services. We are looking for an individual to provide VAT technical input into the delivery of technology solutions working and to provide advice to some of the largest FS clients on the practical implementation of VAT.

For the right candidate this role will be a springboard to a successful career in FS tax and technology - we have an excellent track record of internal promotions and place development at the centre of our people strategy. We're an active and friendly team and are excited about the continued growth of our group. You will work closely with the senior managers and directors who will provide you with the support and opportunities to assist you in realising your full potential.

The projects that the team are working on are innovative and bring to life the UK's 'open for business' strategy which makes it one of the most exciting places to work in tax, but also a place where you can learn and build upon your understanding of a broad range of Indirect Tax concepts to develop your career as a skilled and trusted tax professional.

Your key responsibilities
  • Enthusiastic manager with ability to create and sustain effective teams
  • Ensure delivery of quality work and take day to day management of delivery team
  • 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 assignment


Skills and attributes for success
  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide exceptional levels of client service
  • Negotiation skills, able to gain buy-in and handle challenges
  • Business development skills - able to identify and convert opportunities by proactively managing existing client relationships and winning new clients
  • High level management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach taken
  • Overall responsibility of quality of client service
  • Manage possible leads from other areas of the practice
  • Build networks and relationships internally and externally for the team to leverage from
  • Contribute to successfully extracting maximum value for both EY and clients from the tax services delivered whilst managing risk appropriately for both client and the firm


To qualify for the role, you must have
  • ACA/ACCA/CA; or Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training course; or Law qualification. CTA (or breadth of knowledge equivalent to CTA).
  • Ability to build strong client relationships and commercially aware.
  • Negotiation skills, able to sustain opinion and handle challenges
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Strong practical and commercial experience having advised clients, or worked 'in-house'
  • 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, sustain and manage effective, inclusive teams

Ideally, you will also have
  • Experience working within Financial Services
  • Project management skills, plan and prioritise work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget


What we look for
  • Enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work
  • Highly experienced tax practitioner with reviewing skills and expertise in operational processes and the use of technology in the area of VAT risk management area
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Experience of VAT compliance, having either worked 'in-house' or on secondment


The types of project you'll contribute towards may include
  • Expansion into new markets
  • Organisational structure rationalisation
  • Business model redesign
  • Managing the risk arising from global law changes
  • Developments in indirect technologies and determining solutions to fit individual client requirements
  • Development of new technology enabled solutions, working in conjunction with our Tax technology colleagues
  • End to end VAT process reviews to identify potential risk, and develop a target operating mode


What working at EY offers

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.
  • 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


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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