EY Financial Services, Senior Corporate Tax Manager - Open to flexible working in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Financial Services, Senior Corporate Tax Manager - Open to flexible working


Requisition # BIR001SU

Post Date 5 days ago

EY’s Financial Services Tax team in Birmingham has ambitious plans for the coming years and we are setting out a clear message that we‘re building a team for the future. We want the right people on board to achieve these growth objectives.

Joining our team as a Corporate Tax Senior Manager in Birmingham you will be helping clients across the Financial Services industry (Banking, Insurance and Asset Management) meet the complex demands of today’s tax environment. You will help to manage relationships with some of our key local clients, both delivering services and introducing deep specialists to them as required. You will help them understand the tax implications of political, regulatory, accounting and law changes and build in sustainable strategies to deal with them. You will be involved in all aspects including tax reporting, tax compliance, advisory, transactions, operational taxes and maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities.

The opportunity

As part of EY’s Vision 2020, we have ambitious plans to develop and expand by creating a high performing Financial Services Tax team Birmingham, offering an exceptional service to our clients and winning in our local market. Being based in Birmingham will help us to serve and strengthen relationships with our clients locally. Our goal is to become the advisor of choice to FS clients and our plans for rapid growth will make us the largest team of FS tax specialists within the region.

For anyone joining the team, it will of course require hard work, but you will be rewarded with an exceptional experience. You will have the opportunity to bring your expertise to help drive the growth of our business and build key relationships with prestigious local clients. Playing a key role in this success will give you the skills you need to propel your career to the highest level, while gaining a broader experience than you might receive in larger, more-established teams.

EY Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and work. Our office is large enough to look after some of the biggest names in global business, but small enough to have a closer, family feel. With Birmingham’s increasing prominence as a leading Financial Services centre and being one of the best places to work in the UK, living here enables a better quality of life without sacrificing on a fascinating and rewarding career. And with EY’s strong, people-focused culture that we’re known for, you’ll be rewarded and recognised for your hard work and efforts.

The FS tax practice in Birmingham is newly established and is building on the success of our wider FS tax practice in the UK which has grown rapidly over recent years and created the need for regionally based tax expertise specialised in the sector. Joining the team will give you the unique opportunity to influence, shape and mould the tax practice whilst gaining invaluable experience.

The Birmingham FS team all sit together in a collaborative environment enabling you to work closely with the different areas of our business and gain experience across FS sectors. We also maintain strong links to specialists across all our Financial Services teams across the UK to share knowledge and stay up to date with the latest trends.

If you’re creative, innovative, curious and looking to progress in your career this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Your key responsibilities

• Lead the successful delivery of corporate tax compliance, reporting and consulting engagements, taking a professional, practical and commercial approach and ensuring technical excellence

• Build and maintain tax relationships with our own clients and clients referred by the rest of the EY network

• Build networks and relationships both within the firm and externally for the team to leverage from

• You will work directly with the Director and regional leaders to identify opportunities in the market and develop our commercial proposition to new and existing clients

• Help the team develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff

• Contribute to the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations

• You will proactively maintain your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of developments so that you can better advise our clients

Skills and attributes for success

• Ability to build strong client relationships and committed to delivery of exceptional client service

• Negotiation skills, able to sustain opinion and handle challenges

• Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work

• Effective time management, ability to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines.

• Strong and motivated team player who integrates with new teams quickly

• Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral

• Ability to identify areas of risk, carry out effective reviews and know when to refer upwards

• Previous people management experience and experience of coaching and developing more junior team members

• Proven ability to analyse and create innovative solutions to problems

• To qualify for the role you will have

o Significant experience in corporate tax with a large accountancy or law firm, HMRC or in-house tax team

o One of the following qualifications: ACA / ACCA / CA / CTA or Tax Inspectors with full technical training; or legal qualification

To qualify for the role you must have

• Experience in corporate tax with a large accountancy or law firm, HMRC or in-house tax team

• Any of the following preferred: ACA / ACCA / CA / CTA (or breadth of knowledge equivalent to CTA, e.g. law qualification)

• Graduate/graduate calibre or equivalent work experience

Ideally, you’ll also have

• Experience working within the financial services sector, but this is not necessary as sector specific training and on the job coaching will be available

What we look for

You will proactively maintain your technical knowledge by keeping abreast of developments in UK and international tax concepts and your awareness of issues affecting the financial services sector so that you can better advise our clients. The types of project you’ll contribute towards may include:

• Tax compliance

• Tax reporting

• Tax audits

• General advisory and applying new tax legislation

• Impact of regulation and regulatory reporting

• Tax due diligence and structuring advice

• FATCA/CRS and other operational tax related projects

• Managing relationships with HMRC

In return we’ll provide investment in the right sort of training and offer you the opportunities on projects and assignments that will develop and challenge you so that you’re in the best place to further develop as tax professional.

Whatever the projects and assignments you work on you can be confident that you’re contributing towards helping our clients to develop and execute their international tax strategy ensuring technical excellence and providing the highest levels of client service.

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.

Apply now.