EY Corporate Tax Senior Manager, Business Tax Advisory, EY, Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Title: Corporate Tax Senior Manager, Business Tax Advisory, EY, Belfast

Location: GB-Northern Ireland-Belfast

Job Number: BEL000R3

Our Belfast office is a successful and growing one thanks to a large and varied client base ranging from multinational listed businesses to start ups, owner managed to private equity / entrepreneurial venture backed, covering various sectors.

Providing services for this unique mix of new and established industries offers great client experience for each member of our team. As we seek to further grow the tax business in Belfast and build new contacts and engagements with businesses across the region, we are looking for tax professionals who excel at client relationships and who have the confidence and skills to win new work and clients. Business development skills, in terms of being able to go out and meet new contacts, understand their business needs and determine how we can add value to them by addressing those needs, is therefore a key requirement.

As a corporate tax professional working in EY’s Belfast office you’ll provide a full range of corporate tax advisory services. You will lead project teams and client relationships on a day to day basis and broaden your experience of different corporate tax advisory areas to help our clients through the challenges of planning, compliance, reporting obligations and maintaining effective interactions with the tax authorities. The varied work, which encompasses issues that include loss relief, reorganisations, acquisitions, disposals, refinancing, BEPS and international tax, means ultimately this role will offer broad experience with significant exposure to senior stakeholders, responsibility in key decisions and a more varied portfolio to help you develop your career with EY.

As a senior manager you will also play a key role in managing the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also through managing & coaching less experienced members of the team supporting them through assignments and helping them develop their careers.


Key responsibilities in the role of Senior Manager:

  • Lead the day to day successful delivery of corporate tax services ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach.

  • Manage full tax services to a client portfolio

  • Build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide exceptional client service. A key expectation will be a streamlined, proactive project managed service with high quality deliverables that demonstrates that value has been provided to the client

  • Build relationships within the firm to support the identification of opportunities and provide deep specialist assistance to clients

  • A significant contribution to winning new work by proactively managing existing clients and targeting / building relationships in the business community to win projects on new clients.

  • Responsible for providing coaching, guidance and feedback to more junior staff to maintain high quality and deadline delivery.

Skills and Experience required for the role

  • Experienced corporate tax senior manager with UK corporate tax experience for this role

  • Significant experience of advising on specialist areas such as restructuring, transaction support, transfer pricing, loan relationships, CFC issues and DPT.

  • Up to date knowledge of changes in the tax environment (BEPS, CBCR etc)

  • Proven track record for business development on existing clients and ‘cold’ targets

  • Experience of managing and coaching others

  • Client focused and commercially aware

  • Excellent relationship management skills

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly and build effective relationships at all levels

  • Excellent communicator both written and orally

  • Attention to detail with a commitment to high quality delivery

  • Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out an effective review and consult appropriately within the firm.

  • Excellent project management skills and ability to deliver financial metrics

  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically

Who we are

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.