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EY US Tax Manager, International Tax Advisory, FSO (Open to flexible working) in London, United Kingdom

US Tax Manager, International Tax Advisory, FSO (Open to flexible working)


Requisition # LON00H6U

Post Date May 21, 2020


EY’s Financial Services (FS) Tax practice provides tax advisory, transactions and compliance services to a variety of clients in the Financial Services market ranging from some of the world's largest multinational institutions, corporations and funds.

The US tax team, which sits within the EMEIA Wealth & Asset Management practice, continues to experience growth due to strong client demand from European clients with US investors and/or US activity.

The opportunity

Our London based team of US-tax qualified professionals is a growing practice of 50+ individuals focused on providing exceptional client service to the asset management industry including hedge funds, debt funds, private equity funds and real estate funds and their management companies.

The team is highly dynamic and is looking for motivated, energetic and collaborative individuals to join the US team in London. The team is looking for managers to help grow the team this year.

Your key responsibilities

The role will involve managing US tax advisory projects for clients with appropriate consideration of risk, operational, and technical tax issues. You will work closely with senior team members on a wide variety of projects, research complex US tax issues, and help your clients understand the impact of US tax on their business.

Working within a team, you will be expected to coach junior team members and share your knowledge and experience, both on the job and in internal technical trainings. You will be working in a dynamic environment and will be expected to juggle multiple projects and deadlines while managing key stakeholders, both internal and external. In addition to your specific client responsibilities, you will be a US tax technical resource that can support our US tax compliance teams as well as other teams within EY.

The work will encompass a wide variety of advisory projects that will touch on US federal, state and local, and international tax issues. These projects may include:

  • Management company restructurings / US office set up

  • Review of treaty qualification / Limitation on Benefits (LOB) analysis

  • US trade or business / Permanent Establishment analysis

  • Fund / deal structuring

  • Advising on tax implications of potential trades

  • PFIC / CFC testing and analysis

  • Advising on withholding tax regulations (e.g., 305(c), 871(m))

  • Accrual reviews for alternative funds (ASC 740 / FIN 48 reviews)

  • Leading market initiatives in respect of technical developments.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Positive attitude and willingness to be a team player.

  • Excellent time and project management skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to articulate complex tax matters to clients in a commercial manner.

  • Enthusiasm for coaching and developing team members.

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new concepts with minimal guidance.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Current CPA, EA or law degree is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree in accounting or taxation (or equivalent).

  • Strong inbound and outbound Subchapter K and Subchapter C international tax skills

  • Strong tax technical research and writing skills.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience managing teams of 2-6 people

  • Experience managing a portfolio of client engagements.

  • Background in financial services, ideally in asset management.

  • Background in US tax compliance and/or a non-US tax system is helpful, but not required.

What we look for

We’re interested to hear from highly motivated individuals who are open to expanding their network and pursuing a medium to long-term career in US tax in London. We are looking for someone who will fit in well with our energetic and high-performing team, who has background in US international tax and who has excellent client relationship skills.

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, coaching and feedback 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.

Join us in building a better working world.

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