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Senior Manager - International Tax and Transaction Services

Location:  Auckland
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  06-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1054381

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



The opportunity


We are looking for a Senior Manager for our New Zealand International Tax and Transaction Services team.


Our International Tax and Transaction Services team is a market leading team of specialists who support our clients through the provision of advice:

  • around all aspects of tax arising through conducting cross-border commerce; and
  • around aspects of their capital agenda, whether that be strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, divestments or restructuring


EY’s Tax practice believes a better working world is helping our clients navigate through a rapidly- changing business and tax environment.  EY professionals combine agility, diverse thought, tax technical depth and the power of technology and analytics to provide exceptional value to clients by developing and executing strategies quickly and effectively, with strong accountability and governance.


Your key responsibilities


  • Working with a team and other advisors across multi-disciplines to support our clients through buyside and sell-side transactions or restructurings. 
  • Undertaking tax due diligence to identify tax risks and opportunities, including reviewing documentation, meeting with management and other advisors and preparing a due diligence report.
  • Assessing the alternative options available for structuring a transaction having regard to the stakeholders’ commercial objectives.  Preparing a tax structure paper outlining the steps to set up the structure and the tax consequences of the structure through implementation, maintenance and exit.  
  • Supporting clients to model the tax assumptions for the financial projections of a transaction.
  • Reviewing the tax aspects of the legal documentation supporting transactions, including sale and purchase agreements, tax indemnities and transitional agreements.
  • Supporting clients through the tax aspects of transitional integration or divestment at completion of a transaction.


Skills and attributes for success


  • Significant experience in in a top tier accounting firm, corporate, business consulting environment and/or relevant tax authority
  • Strong intellectual rigour and commercial awareness combined with first-class numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strategic planning and conceptual thinking ability in relation to client management and practice management /development
  • High standard of written and oral communication, with a focus on developing strong ability to communicate effectively at all levels with internal & external clients. 
  • Strong knowledge-sharing mindset. 
  • Inherent teaming skills that extend beyond the typical structural approach to teamwork.
  • Creative and innovative outlook and ability to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Strong commercial and business development focus.
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality outcomes. 
  • Able to manage time efficiently through sharing knowledge and seeking advice from others. 


What we offer


  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or phone + 64 9 300 7044 (option 2).


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.  


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


EY | Building a better working world 


The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.


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