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Indirect Tax Lawyer - (Senior) Consultant

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  24-May-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  379201

The opportunity 


EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (the Financial Services Organization, FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region; our professionals are working across borders for clients in Banking, Insurance and Asset Management.

Our Tax & Legal financial services practice 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 and we offer tax and law services to a significant number of top financial institutions, both in Belgium and abroad. 


Depending on the type of work and in line with applicable regulations, we offer our support and services in the above mentioned areas either from our tax consultancy entity or from our law firm (EY Law).

The matters we cover

We provide technical tax advice and managed services to financial institutions and end users in the following areas:  


  • Business Tax Services (general tax advisory);
  • Global Compliance and Reporting;
  • Customer Tax Operations and Reporting Services (FATCA, QI & CRS);
  • Indirect Tax (VAT, Insurance Premium Tax, …);
  • International Tax and Transaction Services (restructurings, M&A, …); 
  • Transfer Pricing;
  • Operational Taxes (Withholding Taxes, Financial Transaction Tax, Tax on Stock Exchange Transactions) – including technology-enabled services (net asset tax returns, withholding tax reclaim packages, breakdown reporting for funds and investors); and
  • Tax Controversy (at all possible stages of a give dispute); and
  • Tax Technology and Transformation services (review and/or (re)design of tax policies, processes, technology and operating model).


Job scope

As an Indirect Tax Lawyer – (Senior) Consultant within our FSO VAT team, you provide competent technical advice on matters with a high level of complexity. You manage our team of junior and senior colleagues.. You demonstrate a pro-active, client-oriented attitude and work towards identifying new business opportunities, more in particular from - but not limited to – an indirect tax law perspective.

Your main tasks and responsibilities


  • Deliver VAT technical advice on complex transactions;
  • Assist clients in implementing adequate and efficient VAT processes and compliance framework; 
  • Provide assistance with respect to the obtention of tax rulings; 
  • Help in developing and deploying tax technology tools to improve the operational effectiveness of our clients’ tax function and the efficient delivery of our tax technical services (in particular in the framework of EY’s VAT 2.0 campaign);
  • Assist tax functions to transform themselves to cope with rapid regulatory and legislative changes and pressure to do more with less; 
  • Provide support in relation to tax audits and litigation;
  • Prepare and attend meetings on an international level with key-decision makers, to discuss the clients' business and tax needs;
  • Manage various projects and workflows thoroughly and accurately;
  • 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


To qualify for the role you must have


  • Master’s degree in law with relevant experience;
  • At least 1,5 years of professional experience, with VAT expertise;
  • Fluency in Dutch and/or French and English; 
  • An additional postgraduate degree in taxation is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the financial sector is considered an advantage but not necessary; the ambition to further develop a specific financial services focus is a sine qua non; 


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 join a young, dynamic team, genuinely passionate about their work, within a leading global professional services firm.
  • We provide extensive trainings, both on technical matters, as well on soft skills and project management.
  • You will learn on the job from more experienced professionals in our team, who take on a coaching and mentoring role.


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 regular travel, and at times working at client sites, we are committed to help you achieve a lifestyle balance.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At EY we are passionate about inclusion and we support individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.

Build your legacy with us. Apply today. 


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