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EY Senior Advisor, Assets, Tax Technology and Transformation, FS (Open to flexible working) in London, United Kingdom

Senior Advisor, Assets, Tax Technology and Transformation, FS (Open to flexible working)


Requisition # LON00IEW

Post Date Jan 05, 2021

EY’s UK Financial Services Tax Technology and Transformation (TTT) business is a rapidly growing team of technology, data science, business transformation and tax professionals that help financial services organisations to redefine their tax operations and functions, driving transformation for the digital age.

The opportunity

We are expanding our team of tax technologists within the UK Financial Services TTT business to reflect the growing demand for tax technology related change and transformation projects across our tax services engagement portfolio. The role will focus on enabling our clients to transform their business processes across a range of tax domains (including direct and indirect tax) through the effective use of tax technologies and automation capabilities. In doing so you will be supporting the delivery of Tax engagements to some of the largest global institutions across the Financial Services industry (including many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 organisations).

Your key responsibilities

  • Subject matter expertise including solution/vendor evaluations, design, implementation and configuration of technology and data orientated solutions

  • Evaluates tax function business models, processes and operations to develop a good comprehension of business needs and requirements

  • Analyse and evaluate tax business requirements and translates into tax and IT technical requirements and specifications, providing insights on system and technical components to incorporate into the technical design

  • Produces technical specifications to guide system architectural design and development and conducts quality assurance tasks to ensure completeness of requirements, reviewing the work of more junior members of the team

  • Interacts with business stakeholders in both the tax practice and the IT function to gather, understand, document and analyse business requirements

  • Analyses reports and assessments to provide insights on whether a solution/technology being implemented is meeting overall business but specifically Tax and IT requirements

  • Embedding and sustaining tax data quality standards in financial systems to enhance tax processes, operations and effectiveness, enhancing tax governance and control through content management solutions, workflow technologies and document management.

  • Contribute to business case development and support RFP responses, exploring and experimenting with new and existing data to tackle defined business challenges.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Proven experience gathering and interpreting tax function requirements

  • Proven experience developing technical requirements and specifications, including knowledge of software engineering methodologies, reporting tools, modelling and testing

  • Experience applying Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Modelling and Notation

  • Experienced in the development and/or implementation of tax technology solutions

  • Ability to manage the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business-driven approach taken

  • Project and programme management skills: project planning, project documentation drafting and maintenance of these; resource and team co-ordination; identification, management and escalation of risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies; budget management; stakeholder status reporting; benefits tracking; project close-down and handover to Business as Usual

  • Build valuable relationships both within EY and with client stakeholders, proactively contributing to winning new work/clients

  • Ability to work well with, coordinate and manage ‘business’ and ‘IT’ stakeholders of varying levels of seniority effectively

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, results orientated with ability to ask insightful questions

  • Drive to deliver the highest quality output

  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives with agility to respond to changing business priority

  • Interest in understanding and developing knowledge of ERP software (e.g. SAP, Oracle), Robotic Process Automation solutions, popular Cloud-computing platforms (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud)

To qualify for the role, you must

  • Have a university degree and, preferably,ACA/CTA or equivalent qualifications

  • Substantial previous experience working in a technology or business transformation role (a previous role in Tax Technology or a Financial Services organisation is a plus)

  • Have experience in the development and/or implementation of tax technology solutions

  • Be a “builder” or and “architect” who can thrive in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment, and can plan and manage at both the strategic and tactical levels

  • Experience of a similar role within a comparable firm to EY (e.g. Big 4, global consultancy) is preferred

  • Willingness to travel within the UK or abroad (on some occasions you may be required to travel internally to support delivery of engagements and projects)

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working in financial services

  • Experience of ERP software (e.g. SAP, Oracle etc)

  • Broad knowledge of tax compliance reporting requirements in Corporation Tax, Payroll Taxes, Income Tax and VAT

What we look for

We're looking for a team-player, with strong communication skills and an ability to manage and deliver quality, technically accurate output in a timely and efficient manner. You'll have a strong desire to take an active involvement in furthering the growth and development of the business.

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.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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