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Manager – Tax Transformation, Direct tax and tax accounting - EMEIA Tax Center - Open to flexible working

The 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 individuals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices.  We have specialist tax and finance skill sets spanning the areas of Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Service Management, Indirect Tax, 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 Direct Tax Compliance and Reporting team work closely with the client group tax function, acting as the primary point of contact and developing trusted business relationships across the account. We provide clients with global tax insights from their direct tax data across countries, major legislative and business changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value. Our unique position enables the team to build a wide network across EY service lines and countries as they bring together all of the EY services and expertise available to meet their client needs. Our team work exclusively on large, multi-country compliance engagements, providing the opportunity to work with some of EY’s most complex corporate clients and giving a continued opportunity to learn and develop.


The opportunity


In rapidly a changing world and tax environment, making career choices which will build your skills for the new world of work will future-proof your career. 


Tax Transformation: You will be part of a cross service line team, delivering key milestones as part of innovative tax transformation projects, working closely with the client team reporting into the Head of Tax and broader Group Tax function. You’ll work closely with professionals with experience across technology and transformation and bring your tax technical expertise to ensure risks are managed appropriately and opportunities developed.


Direct Tax and Tax accounting: You will ensure the team work collectively to ensure delivery timelines are met, identifying risks from major legislative or business changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value. 


Your portfolio will consist of a mix of tax transformation, direct tax and tax accounting accounts (US GAAP or IFRS).  You will be working with teams on established accounts, seeking process improvement opportunity in both EY and Client processes and implementing services for new clients.  If you have a keen interest in tax processes and technology, you will have the opportunity to use these skills on a daily basis as well as continuing to develop your tax accounting and direct tax knowledge. 


Your key responsibilities

  • Implement new engagements and seek process improvement opportunities on exiting engagements
  • Delivering on key milestones as part of largescale transformation projects
  • Working as part of pursuit teams
  • Primary point of contact for clients, connecting our clients to EY subject matter specialists
  • Maintaining quality standards
  • Developing and coaching the team, managing account resourcing, budget and delivery
  • Escalation for client and EY teams

Skills and attributes for success

  • Problem solving capabilities with an ability to distil complex concepts into simple messages
  • Process focused with experience of implementing process or technology changes
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with multi-country teams

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Corporate income tax experience (any country)
  • Experience coaching and developing junior staff with a track record of managing teams
  • Experience reviewing codes, time and budgets
  • Ability to manage budgets and time to deliver a quality output 
  • Experience working with technology and/or analytics

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Accounting qualification with a US GAAP and / or IFRS tax accounting technical skillset
  • Project management experience
  • Organized with an ability to deliver tax accounting in a short timeframe


What we look for


We are looking for individuals with a transformative mindset, people who can see past what we do today and dream up what we could do tomorrow. We want people who communicate well, work as part of a team and drive their responsibilities through to completion.

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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