EY Manager – Direct Tax and Tax Accounting Process Controller, Global Compliance and Reporting, EMEIA Tax Centre – Belfast in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Title: Manager – Direct Tax and Tax Accounting Process Controller, Global Compliance and Reporting, EMEIA Tax Centre – Belfast

Location: GB-Northern Ireland-Belfast

Job Number: BEL000NY

The EMEIA Tax Centre (ETC) operates as a virtual hub of highly specialized tax professionals from across EMEIA with a primary focus of expanding our service capability and speed to market for Priority Accounts.

Designed to support, complement and enhance the efforts of our EMEIA sub-Area tax professionals in pursuit and client service activities, the ETC offers increased access to leading-edge thinking and truly borderless service for our clients.

Many of our clients are seeking to centralize their own processes and systems through a finance transformation process, transferring more tasks and activities to Global Shared Service Centers. The need to comply with regulatory requirement remains and the ETC GCR team provide large complex clients with globally integrated outsource contracts. These engagements include some of our largest outsource projects which typically cover a variety of EY Services including:

  • Direct tax compliance

  • Tax reporting services

  • Statutory accounts preparation

  • Transfer pricing

  • Indirect tax compliance

  • Corporate Secretarial services

  • Bookkeeping

  • Payroll

To support these processes on large, complex outsource engagements, EY deploy specialist Global Process Owner (GPOs) to manage their respective work streams and act as the key contact for the client respective process controller for all countries. GPOs ensure EY Local Teams submit in accordance with Global standardized processes and in line with contract. All team members have a history of technical delivery for their respective specialism


Responsibilities :

  • Obtain and maintain visibility and control over direct tax compliance deliverables provided by EY Local Country

  • Primary client contact for direct tax matters

  • Collate and report on direct tax matters including results of returns, audits and tax opportunities on a quarterly basis. This includes identifying tax opportunities which may impact the client globally and proposing next steps to the Lead Process Owner.

  • Manage EY Tools (EY Data Collection) to facilitate the gathering of key data points on a quarterly basis

  • Manage periodic compliance updates and resolve issues with local country delivery teams

  • Liaise with wider GCR delivery team on matters such as legislative updates and contractual updates

  • Review local country Tax View Packs to understand key tax transactions, issues, risks and opportunities.

  • Review local country Tax View Packs to manage quality and consistency in line with client expectations

  • Investigate, develop and design new operating processes to improve EY delivery methodology

  • Lead the outsource of quarterly tax reporting processes for our clients (under IFRS or Local GAAP)

  • Act as a key client contact for quarterly reporting deliverables where we have a local to central interaction

  • Review local country deliverables to obtain an understanding of tax matters reported each quarter

  • Issue resolution of local EY and central client

  • Understand the technical basis of deferred and current tax items through local country calls

  • Use Onesource Tax Provision (OTP) to deliver tax accounting outputs to clients

  • Manage and lead transition for direct tax and tax accounting

Skills required:

  • Broad understanding of corporate income tax compliance (typically this will be based on the legislation of your country)

  • Tax technical background in their respective country specialism

  • Accountancy background (professional qualification desirable however strong history of accountancy experience suitable also)

  • Excellent project management skills and highly organized

  • Proven ability to lead multiple tasks effectively

  • Basic awareness of other services delivered including transfer pricing, Indirect Tax Compliance, Financial Statement Close Process

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proactive and driven

  • Analytical ability to enable identification of continuous improvement opportunities both internally and externally

  • Strong history of tax accounting delivery

  • Experience of tax accounting under IFRS and/or US GAAP

  • Experience of working in a team and developing junior staff

  • Strong background in client relationship management

  • Experience working with large, complex clients

  • Experience of working with shared service centers desirable but not essential

  • Experience of finance transformation desirable but not essential

  • Willing to travel (ad hoc client visits may be required depending on client)

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.