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Business Tax Services Manager

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  9 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1461817

Tax / Business Tax Services / Manager Job spec


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


In EY Tax, you’ll have the opportunity to help the world’s leading multinational organizations solve complex tax issues. You’ll get a unique glimpse deep inside a company’s business and become a trusted advisor, working collaboratively on a team that influences major business decisions.  Demand has made this a rapidly growing area, and the relationships we build here translate into big business in other areas, making this a true priority. 


The opportunity

As a Business Tax Services Manager, you will be a part of our Business Tax Services (BTS) practiceYou will be a part of a practice which provides a wide range of tax services for many of the world's largest multinational companies. You will be able to help these corporations identify and solve complex domestic corporate tax issues.


Our business tax services help clients unlock value, either by increasing value or preserving cash. This is achieved through our various competencies that focus on tax planning, cash tax savings, EY private that focuses on wealth preservation and creation and controversy. Our tagline as a team is “Innovate. Create. Value.” which speaks to the ethos of our people and the value creation for our clients. Be part of this dynamic team that works closely with clients to unlock value for all stakeholders through our focused tax agenda.


Your key responsibilities


As a Manager, you will participate in and help supervise multiple and challenging tax engagements and to deliver innovative tax planning ideas and solutions for our diverse clients.


Skills and attributes for success


  • Provide timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations.
  • Coaching and mentoring more junior staff to execute assignments with accuracy and completeness
  • Enhance technical skills by remaining up to date on trends, new legislative developments and tax authority decisions, and apply them to complex situations relevant to the client
  • Identify opportunities for providing tax planning and other special services
  • Demonstrate professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude and by maintaining the confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and related work products
  • Thoroughly and accurately analyze information.
  • Participate in and contribute to achieving team goals.
  • Identify and sell opportunities for tax planning and other special services.


To qualify for the role you must have


  • A BCom Honours degree but preferably a BCom Honours degree in accounting/accounting sciences, with a completed or in progress higher diploma / master’s degree in taxation favourable, plus a minimum of 5 years South African Corporate tax experience
  • Big 4 firm experience preferable
  • Excellent supervisory, analytical, and leadership ability
  • A commitment to learning in a tax technology environment
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Process oriented with excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Mature, proactive, committed, highly motivated and driven team player


What we look for


We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development and are keen to build a fulfilling career. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to help the world’s leading multinational organizations solve complex tax issues. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.


What we offer


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you to decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical plan, a defined contribution plan, statutory holidays, vacation days and paid personal days. In addition, a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


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