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(Senior) Manager International Tax Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Feb 20, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1457291

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help 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. This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience. 


When you join our Tax department, you'll help local and global clients navigate the complex, ever-changing world of International Tax. You’ll be working closely with colleagues across borders, using EY tools and networks to solve complex business and tax problems.


At EY you can expand your skills and learn about all aspects of tax. We’ll provide the global scale, personal support, inclusive culture and technology to help you grow, lead and learn.

Our Tax department counts in Belgium about 500 employees who render advice in :
•      Business/Corporate Tax
•      Individual Income Tax
•      Indirect Tax (VAT, customs and excises)
•      International Tax  and Transfer Pricing
•      Transaction Tax 


Within EY’s International Tax Services (ITS) group, we support our multinational clients (inbound and outbound) in achieving their operational goals in a tax effective manner. Through our international network of ITS colleagues across the globe, our support covers international tax matters in all countries needed. In the fast changing international (tax) landscape, we use our expertise to ensure that our client’s legal structure and operation model are continuously structure in a tax effective manner, working closely together with Belgian and/or foreign colleagues from other (sub) services lines (transfer pricing, advisory, etc). 
We are currently seeking candidates for a career opportunity as Senior Manager in our ITS group. 
We invite you to consult our website to find out more about our tax department, our other service lines and our values.  
Tasks & responsibilities

As a senior manager in the International Tax department, you understand client’s and market’s needs in order to identify and commercialize suitable solutions and ensure a proper implementation by the department.  Your main responsibilities as senior manager are: 
•    Write complex tax advices for international clients with cross-border taxation matters and drive and deliver successfully technical complex assignments. 
•    Conceptualize opinions on tax matters and check them with the responsible partner.
•    Have autonomous contacts with and participate in the negotiations with the tax authorities.
•    Being responsible for projects and transactions and implement complex fiscal work procedures.
•    Bearing the responsibility of technical advice that has been given to the client and oversee and coordinate tax positions taken in his client and team portfolio. 
•    Having an in depth understanding of the Belgian income tax aspects relevant in an international context (treaties, WHT, FTC, PE, MAP, EU Directives, ..) and being a subject matter specialist.
•    Establish and maintain long-term collaborative and profitable relationships with existing clients and acquire new clients.
•    Proactively communicate and collaborate with other sub-service lines and build up cross-selling agreements with other service lines or external partners. 
•    Actively point out improvement possibilities to raise effectiveness and efficiency of the work processes.
•    Staying up to date on all relevant changes in the international tax landscape and actively share this knowledge in order to support the continuous development of your colleagues. 


People responsibilities
•    Organizing your team in such a way that processes, roles & responsibilities are clear and work is efficiently and equally divided amongst colleagues.
•    Coach and stimulate more junior profiles in view of the right achievements and personal development and provide more senior executives with inputs in order to properly proceed to the performance review of counselees.

We are looking for candidates with the following background:
•    Master’s degree in law or economics potentially with a supplementary degree in fiscal matters
•    At least 5-8 years of relevant experience in national and international corporate Tax matters 
•    Market and client focused
•    Team player with sound communication skills
•    Good project management skills
•    Good  knowledge of Dutch, English and French.


What working at EY offers:
•    Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and fuel card, iPhone plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers and eco vouchers. We offer a flexible package to our people that gives them the power to choose what they value most; extra days off, leasing an electric bike, etc.
•    Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible. 
•    Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment which allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
•    Personal growth - You will receive numerous trainings and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills.
•    Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, family days, summer and winter events, sports events and enjoy a drink during our monthly Thirsty Thursday happy hour.
•    Sustainability – we have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for people that don’t want a company car to choose a more sustainable option.
•    Diversity & inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
•    Location: all of our offices are easily accessible by public transport or by car and have parking space


We’ve built a workplace where people can flourish, develop and be happy.  At EY you will be empowered to take responsibility and encouraged to seize opportunities to grow your expertise and your career. 


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