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Manager- Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Transactions - Birmingham

Location:  Birmingham
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  21-May-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  149207

We’ve got an exciting opportunity to join our Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions tax team, working within our International Transaction Tax Service (ITTS), who are recognised as being leaders in cross border M&A. You will be working with some of the largest corporations in the world, advising them on their  M&A deals. Working within our International Transaction Tax Service (ITTS) in particular sectors or areas of the M&A landscape or to get experience across the spectrum.


You will be working with some of the sector leading Partners who are well known and respected in the market. You’ll also be working with a high performing team who have advised on many high profile and market leading transactions over the past few years.


It is a great time to join the team who have expanded exponentially in recent years and are continuing to grow. With a number of disrupting factors in the market at the moment you’ll be at the forefront of helping our clients to navigate the market challenges on an international scale.


The opportunity 

In this team, you will get wide-ranging experience in all the core areas of the deal cycle, including tax structuring, sell and buy side tax due diligence, funds flows, SPA reviews and refinancings.


As deal advisers, International Transaction Tax team members not only get good UK tax technical experience but also get a commercial understanding of what is important to our clients in a deal context. As a large part of ITTS work is cross-border, you will also have an early introduction to international structuring techniques and overseas tax regimes.


We are currently looking to expand our Corporate M&A tax team and are keen to speak with experienced Tax Advisors and existing Managers. Previous M&A experience is not a pre-requisite for this role – we would consider candidates with a broad-based corporation tax background.


Your key responsibilities 

  • Management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding transaction tax projects for their clients, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business focus approach taken
  • Pursuit of business development opportunities
  • Provision of development support to junior members of the team through effective supervision, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribution to people initiatives, including retaining and training our team
  • Significant role in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and also through managing junior staff development and assignments  


Skills and attributes for success

  • Technical and practical tax knowledge
  • Client focused, strategically and commercially aware
  • Strong client relationship management skills with ability to develop quality outputs to clients
  • Negotiation skills
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • M&A tax experience or UK/international tax advisory experience


To qualify for the role you must have

  • ACA / Law qualification / Tax specialist qualification / or breadth of knowledge equivalent to a Tax specialist qualification
  • Strong tax technical and project delivery skills
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff
  • Knowledge of the tax elements of Mergers & Acquisitions helpful but not a pre-requisite for the role


What we offer

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
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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. 


Please note

Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity& inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!


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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Who we are

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

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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