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(Senior) Manager - Financial Services Tax

The opportunity

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (the Financial Services Organization, FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region; our professionals are working across borders for clients in Banking, Insurance and Asset Management.

Our Tax & Legal financial services practice in Belgium is growing fast, and our team members are dealing with the most diverse tax and legal matters. We have a large client base and we offer tax services to a significant number of top financial institutions, both in Belgium and abroad.

The matters we cover

We provide technical tax advice and managed services to financial institutions and end users in the following areas:
  • Business Tax Services, such as corporate tax, transaction tax ( M&A, ...)
  • Customers tax transparency measures: FATCA, QI & CRS
  • Indirect Taxes such as VAT & IPT (Insurance Premium Tax)
  • International Tax Services and Transfer Pricing
  • Operational Taxes (Withholding Taxes, Financial Transaction Taxes, Tax & Stock Exchange Trading).
  • Tax Technology and Transformation services (net asset tax and withholding tax automatic calculation and reporting, breakdown reporting for funds and investors)

Job scope

As a (Senior) Manager in our Financial Services team, you provide competent technical advice with a high level of complexity. You manage our team of junior and senior consultants. You demonstrate a pro-active, client-oriented attitude and work towards identifying new business opportunities.

Your main tasks and responsibilities
  • Deliver technical advice on complex transactions
  • Assist clients in implementing adequate and efficient processes and compliance frameworks for all types of tax requirements imposed to the financial institutions
  • Assist clients with respect to the obtention of tax rulings
  • Provide tax compliance services
  • Provide support to clients in relation to tax audits and litigation
  • Help in developing tax technology tools to improve the operational effectiveness of our clients tax function and the efficient delivery of our tax technical services.
  • Assist tax functions to transform themselves to cope with rapid regulatory and legislative changes and pressure to do more with less
  • Detect and develop new business opportunities
  • Prepare and attend meetings on an international level with key-decision makers, to discuss the clients' business and tax needs;
  • Be responsible for maintaining an excellent relationship with your clients;
  • Act as first-line contact for a variety of top-class financial services clients;
  • Manage various projects and workflows thoroughly and accurately;
  • Supervise and manage assignments by consultants and seniors in the group;
  • Contribute actively to the development of client-oriented cross-border ideas and policies;
  • Participate in and contribute to attaining team goals;
  • Have the opportunity to go on assignments abroad and/or accompany senior people on in-country visits to broaden your international network

To qualify for the role you must have
  • Master degree in law, or economics or commercial engineering with relevant experience
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the industry or as a consultant/lawyer
  • Fluency in Dutch or French and English;
  • An additional postgraduate degree in taxation is an asset
  • Knowledge of the financial sector is considered an advantage

Most of all, it is the attitude that matters! We are keen to grow our team with like-minded professionals, real team players with a focus on quality and on delivering the best service to our clients.

What working at EY offers
  • You will join a young, dynamic team, genuinely passionate about their work, within a leading global professional services firm.
  • We provide extensive trainings, both on technical matters, as well on soft skills and project management.
  • You will learn on the job from more experienced professionals in our team, who take on a coaching and mentoring role.

We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing profession might require regular travel, and at times working at client sites, we are committed to help you achieve a lifestyle balance.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At EY we are passionate about inclusion and we support individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.

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