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(Senior) Manager / Director - Transfer pricing - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  04-May-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  64521

(Senior) Manager / Director – Transfer Pricing – Financial Services

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


The Opportunity

Within our dedicated financial services practice (the Financial Services Organization, FSO), we are looking for experienced professionals in Transfer Pricing.  
Our Tax & Legal practice for financial services in Belgium is growing fast, and our team members are dealing with the most diverse tax and legal matters. We have a large client base of top banks, insurance companies, FinTechs and asset managers both in Belgium and abroad, who we enable to achieve tax certainty and compliance through a whole range of services:


  • Business Tax Services, such as corporate tax, transaction tax (M&A, …)
  • Customer tax transparency measures: FATCA, QI & CRS
  • Indirect Taxes such as VAT & IPT (Insurance Premium Tax)
  • International Tax Services and Transfer Pricing
  • Operational Taxes (Withholding Taxes, Financial Transaction Taxes, Tax on stock exchange transactions
  • Technology-enabled services (net asset tax and withholding tax automatic calculation and reporting, breakdown reporting for funds and investors)
  • Tax Technology and Transformation services


Key Responsibilities

As a Manager in our Transfer Pricing team, you provide competent technical advice to key players in the Financial Services Industry on transfer pricing and related international tax issues. You manage our team of junior and senior consultants. You demonstrate a pro-active, client-oriented attitude and work towards identifying new business opportunities. 

Your main tasks and responsibilities will be: 


  • Advising major financial services clients in relation to (inter)national transfer pricing matters;
  • Deal with highly complex transfer pricing issues on a daily basis and write high-quality opinions on a variety of international tax and transfer pricing related topics;
  • Devise, direct, and execute database searches for companies in Europe and foreign markets;
  • Perform economic, financial and accounting analyses;
  • Manage and assist in the review and design of transfer pricing policies, including transfer pricing documentation;
  • Provide support in tax audits and litigation;
  • Provide assistance with respect to tax ruling requests;
  • Help in developing tax technology tools to improve the operational effectiveness of our clients’ tax function and the efficient delivery of our tax technical services;
  • Assist tax functions to transform themselves to cope with rapid regulatory and legislative changes and pressure to do more with less;
  • Prepare and attend meetings on an international level with key-decision makers, to discuss the clients' business and tax needs;
  • Be responsible for maintaining an excellent relationship with your clients;
  • Act as key contact for a variety of top-tier financial services clients;
  • Manage various projects and workflows thoroughly and accurately;
  • Supervise and manage assignments by consultants and seniors in the group;
  • Contribute actively to the development of client-oriented cross-border ideas and policies;
  • Participate in and contribute to attaining team goals;
  • Have the opportunity to go on assignments abroad and/or accompany senior people on in-country visits to broaden your international network.


Skills and Attributes for Success


  • Master’s degree in economics potentially with an additional degree in taxation
  • Between 7 - 10 years of professional experience in Transfer Pricing 
  • Fluency in English; Dutch and/or French is a plus
  • Strong analytical abilities  
  • Market and client focus
  • A team player’s mentality with sound communication skills and hands-on approach
  • Strong project management skills


Most of all, it is the attitude that matters! We are keen to grow our team with like-minded professionals, real team players with a focus on quality and on delivering the best service to our clients.

What working at EY Offers


  • You will be part of a leading global professional services firm.
  • You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
  • You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on financial services.
  • You will get extensive trainings on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment.
  • We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. 
  • While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance.


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