EY Tax Performance Advisory Senior Consultant – Process & IT improvement, Financial Services in England, United Kingdom

Title: Tax Performance Advisory Senior Consultant – Process & IT improvement, Financial Services

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00C56

EY’s Financial Services Tax practice provides tax advisory, transactions, compliance and improvement services to a wide variety of clients in the Financial Services market.

Our Financial Services Tax Performance Improvement Advisory team sits within our EMEIA Financial Services Tax Advisory practice and is a successful team of tax and technology and process improvement specialists who work with a wide variety of Financial Services organisations. This is a rapidly expanding area of tax driven by a combination of expanding complexity regulatory requirements and the need for Tax processes and functions to evolve to adopt new technologies and ways of working.

The opportunity

This offers an exciting opportunity for motivated individuals with a background in IT and Tax performance improvement to join EY’s fast growing and highly successful Financial Services Tax TPA team. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic team members to be part of a growing and dynamic specialist practice. This role would suit someone coming from a large consulting firm or industry role that’s looking to widen their skill set and have more, broader client exposure.

Your key resp onsibilities

Working closely with senior client stakeholders and delivery teams to drive Tax process and technology change from solution design to implementation. More specifically:

  • Defining and shaping innovative solutions for clients through the application of latest technologies

  • Defining business and IT technical requirements to support design through to build of solutions

  • Awareness and knowledge of key regulatory changes impacting Tax and the wider business functions

  • Understanding of the key control requirements across operational processes and IT development / deployment

  • Assisting teams to analyse and improve existing processes using IT e.g. workflow, robotics, ‘best of breed’ third party tools and digital applications

  • Responsible for high quality delivery of advice and solutions to major Financial Services clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation

  • Working with broader EY network on knowledge sharing, pursuits and delivery

  • Producing project budgets and timetables that are efficient and cost effective, tracking and maintaining the status of client engagements and pursuits

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong, broad technical industry knowledge and hands-on experience in the Financial Services IT, software and applications.

  • Excellent report writing, communication, interview skills and presenting ability

  • Ability to provide practical approaches and solutions to situations

  • Ability to identify areas of risk, know when to refer upwards, demonstrate good judgement, objectivity and independence

  • Strong client relationship management skills with the ability to understand client’s needs and deliver quality outputs to clients

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Knowledge of customer tax reporting regulations and associated operational processes is highly advantageous

  • Practical experience of running process and IT projects or workstreams across all phases of the design, build / develop, test and deploy lifecycle

  • Experience of delivering Tax change and IT projects in Banking Capital Markets and Asset Management sub-sectors would also be highly advantageous

  • Be able to work in a team based and consultancy environment

  • In-depth technical expertise in your discipline and understanding the commercial/technical issues faced in the Financial Service sector

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ideally suited to candidates with a professional services background (Big 4, mid-tier or consulting firm) or from industry

  • Preferably be ACA/CTA/CPA qualified

What we look for

We seek candidates with a keen interest and experience in improving the performance of tax functions, a proven ability to team with and motivate others, and a willingness to develop meaningful and influential relationships with clients and colleagues.

Location – London

Salary - Competitive

Closing date - 8th August 2017


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.

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. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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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