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EY Senior Manager – Direct tax and tax accounting process owner in Belgium

Senior Manager – Direct tax and tax accounting process owner

Tax

Requisition # BEL001VA

Post Date May 19, 2020

The GCR team is part of EY’s EMEIA Tax Center (ETC). The ETC is unique to EY: we are the only Big 4 professional services firm with a dedicated center of excellence focused on delivering exceptional client service across borders. Our 570+ talented ETC professionals are based in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and work with clients across the area, regardless of our location or theirs. We provide specialist tax, business and technology expertise to address clients’ most pressing challenges in an exciting, dynamic tax and business environment, through a broad range of innovative service offerings.

The GCR team comprises over 225 dynamic individuals spread across 13 countries and more than 20 offices. We have specialist tax and finance skill sets spanning the areas of Direct Tax Compliance & Reporting, Service Management, Indirect Tax, Statutory Reporting, Finance BPO, Funds Tax Management, and Payroll. We focus on supporting our clients in managing their compliance and reporting requirements, centrally and locally, and delivering on their transformation agendas. We are a team which embraces diversity and inclusion with a mix of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. We believe this makes us perfectly suited to the global environment in which we work.

Our Direct Tax Compliance and Reporting team work closely with the client group tax function, acting as the primary point of contact and developing trusted business relationships across the account. We provide clients with global tax insights from their direct tax data across countries, major legislative and business changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value. Our unique position enables the team to build a wide network across EY service lines and countries as they bring together all of the EY services and expertise available to meet their client needs. Our team work exclusively on large, multi-country compliance engagements, providing the opportunity to work with some of EY’s most complex corporate clients and giving a continued opportunity to learn and develop.

The opportunity

Join our fast-growing Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team as a Senior Manager. The role will give you the opportunity to work on EY’s largest multi-country client engagements in a tax accounting and direct tax capacity. You will be the primary point of contact for the direct tax team at the client side. You will have the opportunity to develop relationships with key accounts and provide your clients with global tax insights from their direct tax data across countries, major legislative changes which need to be planned for and tax opportunities which could deliver value.

The portfolio will consist of direct tax and tax accounting accounts (US GAAP or IFRS). You will be leading clients on established accounts, seeking process improvement opportunity in both EY and Client processes and implementing services for new clients. If you have a keen interest in tax processes and technology you will have the opportunity to use these skills on a daily basis as well as continuing to develop your tax accounting and direct tax knowledge.

Your key responsibilities

  • Primary point of contact for clients

  • Managing account resourcing, budget and delivery

  • Leading pursuits

  • Implement new engagements and seek process improvement opportunities on exiting engagements

  • Connecting our clients to EY subject matter specialists

  • Maintaining quality standards

  • Developing and coaching the team

  • Escalation for client and EY teams

Skills and attributes for success

  • Problem solving capabilities

  • Process focused with experience of implementing process or technology changes

  • Track record of managing teams; coaching and developing junior staff

  • Strong communication skills and experience working with multi-country teams

  • Organized with an ability to deliver tax accounting in a short timeframe

  • Ability to manage budgets and time to deliver a quality output

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Accounting qualification and/or Tax qualification

  • US GAAP and / or IFRS tax accounting technical skillset

  • Corporate income tax experience (any country)

  • Experience working in corporate tax compliance

  • Track record of managing teams

Ideally, you’ll also have

Project management skills, with the ability to plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines and monitor own budget.

What we look for

We are looking for individuals with a transformative mindset, people who can see past what we do today and dream up what we could do tomorrow. We want people who communicate well, work as part of a team and drive their responsibilities through to completion.

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 colleagues in Global Trade and across service lines

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to develop your role in a way that’s right for youEY 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 demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please apply now.

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