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Senior Advisor, Operational Tax Advisory, Financial Services (open to flexible working)

Location:  London
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  12-May-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  230984

Senior Advisor – Operational Tax Advisory, Financial Services


Location: London


EY’s Financial Services (FS) Operational Tax Advisory (OTA) team provides customer and operational tax advice to clients in the financial services industry. Our London-based team works closely with the global FS practice.


The opportunity

The team is made up of core professionals in the UK supported by a strong EMEIA and global tax network. The team has a broad range of projects, but the underlying theme of the role is wealth and asset management operational taxes – i.e. matters related to wealth and asset management products, services, or investments. The role will cover a wide range of tasks and opportunities and can range from writing technical tax opinions (e.g. tax transparency of fund vehicles / tax treaty entitlement); to managed services (i.e. where EY has been asked to run a process or function for a client); to running multi-country studies on capital markets / asset servicing tax issues (e.g. reporting, withholding, capital gains, treaty access etc).


The nature of our work means that developing relationships within the global network is essential to successfully delivering to our clients. The core team in London is close knit, dynamic and enthusiastic with a real sense of shared purpose and community.


You would be exposed to a large variety of clients from FinTech start-ups to mid-sized and global financial services businesses across the banking, wealth, asset management and insurance sectors.


The successful candidate would have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most important issues currently facing the financial services industry, with high profile experience to be gained and the opportunity to become a broader strategic and commercially minded tax advisor.


Your key responsibilities:

As a Senior Advisor within the Operational Tax Advisory team, you will:

  • Support the delivery of high-quality tax advice to our clients
  • Build and maintain relationships both internally and externally
  • Manage the successful delivery of projects, ensuring technical excellence and a practical and business driven approach
  • Support the pursuit and development of new opportunities in respect of both existing and prospective clients
  • Work with colleagues to contribute to the growth of the team


Skills and attributes for success

  • Solid technical tax expertise, including familiarity with current international developments (e.g. BEPS, MDR)
  • An ability to work to tight deal deadlines
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to manage client expectations
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Pragmatism and the ability to solve problems creatively
  • Results orientation and a willingness to take on responsibility
  • A strong client focus allied to strategic and commercial awareness


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • ACA / CA / Law qualification or equivalent
  • Professional operational tax experience with strong tax technical skills
  • Strong client relationship management skills with ability to develop quality outputs to clients


Ideally, you will also have

  • Project management experience
  • Experience working at a Big 4 firm or in a similar setting


What we look for

You will proactively maintain your strong technical knowledge so that you can better advise our clients. The types of project you’ll contribute towards may include:

  • Supporting clients meet their compliance and reporting obligations under FATCA and CRS;
  • Advising clients on the application of the Qualified Intermediary (“QI”) regime, including the undertaking of QI health checks, periodic reviews and the provision of ad hoc advice;
  • Reviewing global withholding tax obligations;
  • Reviewing operational tax obligations, assessing compliance and advising on target operating model.


What working at EY offers 
We offer a competitive remuneration package. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • 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


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


Please note: Prior to finalising your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters!
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