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Financial Services Tax - VAT - Senior Manager - Ireland

Location:  Dublin 2
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  22-Jan-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  507144

VAT Senior Manager


The Financial Services Indirect Tax (VAT) team works with many organisations across all financial services sectors (banking and capital markets, wealth and asset management, insurance, and aircraft leasing).  We are growing very fast and in order to seize the opportunities available in the market, the team requires new talent.


You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients across all sectors of the Financial Services industry as part of a globally integrated network of specialists who come from a range of different backgrounds such as traditional tax practice, industry, legal, commercial, technology and Revenue. The work is technically challenging, creative and requires you to work closely with our clients’ businesses.


The opportunity

This is a period of unprecedented change in the tax arena, which is resulting in huge demand for delivery of a wide range of Indirect Tax advisory services.  We’re an active and friendly team and are excited about the fast growth of our group.  You will work closely with the directors who will provide you with support and opportunities to assist you in realising your full potential. The projects the team work on, are innovative which makes it one of the most exciting places to work in tax. 


Your key responsibilities


  • To take a lead role in managing the VAT compliance book for a large and rapidly growing client base.

  • Provide succinct and accurate technical analysis within the scope of agreed client fees, ensuring key risks are well identified.

  • Monitoring and managing the team to ensure quality deliverables are made in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Support the successful growth of our team by coaching and mentoring members in the development of their VAT technical skillset.  

  • Ensure delivery of quality work and take day to day ownership for the delivery of all compliance services. 

  • Enthusiastic senior manager with ability to create and sustain an effective team.

  • Contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training tax professionals

  • Take an active and senior role in developing our Business.  Proactively identify and convert opportunities by managing existing client relationships and winning new clients.


 Skills and attributes for success


  • Ability to build and maintain tax relationships with clients and provide exceptional levels of client service.

  • Excellent VAT technical skills, with a particular focus on Financial Services.

  • Strong negotiation skills, able to gain buy-in and effectively manage challenges from clients and alike.

  • High level management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding projects, ensuring technical excellence and a practical, business driven approach is taken.

  • Strong communication skills, ability to convey complex analysis in a clear, succinct and easy to understand manner.

  • Overall responsibility of quality client service

  • Build networks and relationships internally and externally for the team to leverage from

  • Contribute to successfully extracting maximum value for both EY and clients from the tax services delivered whilst managing risk appropriately for both client and the firm.

  • Strong commercial awareness ensuring our service offering is fit for purposes and within budget of agreed fees


To qualify for the role, you must have:


  • 7+ years’ experience working in VAT

  • Trained in practice but may currently be working in either industry, a Tax Authority or in practice

  • Ability to build strong client relationships and commercially aware.

  • Ability to manage a complex business while working to tight deadlines.

  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work

  • Strong practical and commercial experience having either advised clients or worked ‘in-house’

  • Strong VAT technical skills

  • Team player.  Ability to integrate and build effective relationships at all levels.


Ideally, you will also have:


  • Experience working within Financial Services


We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, including remote and part-time working. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service and allowing you to build your career, without sacrificing your personal priorities. Be part of a global team of experts to develop unique and innovative solutions as well as benefitting from best-in-class training and development.


About EY

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Our vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by building a better working world.


At EY our inclusive work environment means that everyone’s opinion is valued. This enables us to provide better advice and ideas to our clients, which in turn helps you develop as an individual to achieve your potential and make a difference.


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