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Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) Compliance Manager – Indirect Tax – EMEIA Tax Centre - Open to flexible working

The Global Compliance & Reporting (GCR) team is part of EY’s EMEIA Tax Center (ETC). The ETC is unique to EY: we are the only Big 4 professional services firm with a dedicated center of excellence focused on delivering exceptional client service across borders. Our 570+ talented ETC professionals are based in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and work with clients across the area, regardless of our location or theirs. We provide specialist tax, business and technology expertise to address clients’ most pressing challenges in an exciting, dynamic tax and business environment, through a broad range of innovative service offerings. 

The GCR team comprises over 225 dynamic professionals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices.  We have specialist tax and finance skill sets spanning the areas of Indirect Tax, Service Management, Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Statutory Reporting, Finance BPO, Funds Tax Management, and Payroll. We focus on supporting our clients in managing their compliance and reporting requirements, centrally and locally, and delivering on their transformation agendas. We are a team which embraces diversity and inclusion with a mix of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We believe this makes us perfectly suited to the global environment in which we work.

Our indirect tax compliance professionals support large multinational clients with their indirect tax obligations in EMEIA our globally. Dealing with the indirect tax compliance requirements is the heart of the operations but this goes hand in hand with advisory and technology support which we provide or coordinate with our specialist teams. We apply a client centric approach meaning that our professionals are organized per client, and not per country or region, in order to maximize the knowledge of our client’s business.

The opportunity

Our IPT professionals provide pragmatic commercial help to insurers, brokers and multinational policyholders so they can improve their day-to-day reporting for indirect tax. They use their deep sector experience and knowledge of different legal and regulatory systems around the world to help clients meet their compliance obligations as well as achieve their business goals.
We are looking for a highly experienced manager to help drive the IPT practice forward and act as “IPT Controller” on multijurisdictional compliance engagements.

Your key responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic manager with the ability to create, sustain and lead effective teams. You will ensure the delivery of quality work and take day to day management of delivery team. This includes helping people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff. You will contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training international tax professionals. This comes with significant involvement in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also involves managing junior staff development and assignment.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Exceptional levels of client service
  • Negotiation skills, able to sustain opinion and handle queries
  • Business development skills - able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work by proactively managing existing clients and winning new clients.
  • Ability to manage possible leads from other areas of the practice
  • Proven background in building networks and relationships internally and externally

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Extensive European premium tax compliance experience.
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to build strong client relationships and commercial awareness
  • Effective time management skills; the ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • The ability to seek possible improvements to processes, technologies and methodologies (e.g. automation, analytics) and communicate the ideas with the team
  • Experience in managing both offshore and onshore teams to plan and deliver the entire compliance process

What we look for

We are looking for a highly experienced tax practitioner with reviewing skills and expertise in indirect tax compliance. You are enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work as well as an excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral.

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

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.

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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