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Tax Senior Manager - Private Management Taxes

Location:  London
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 18, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1501278

Management Taxes and Transactions Tax Senior Manager - London /Manchester/ Central Belt - Open to flexible working


The Private Tax team at EY acts for a wide range of entrepreneurial, owner managed, PE backed and AIM listed businesses together with their shareholders and management teams, in addition to family offices, private equity and hedge fund principals, large-landed estates and high-profile professional partnerships.


We aim to be trusted advisers to our clients and deliver a broad range of tax advisory services, including cash tax savings and value creation, reorganisations, international tax advisory, transactions and ongoing maintenance of the tax structure of our clients. The team is a mix of advisers providing corporate and personal tax services to these businesses, their owners and management.


The services that we deliver include advice to private equity houses and other sponsors and their investee companies on the structuring of management incentive plans both on a transaction and post transaction, advice to management teams themselves, advice to owner managers and founders on the occasion of a transaction, due diligence exercises on employee share ownership and option plans and the structuring and reporting of management incentive plans Our client base is a mix of private equity and other funds, private companies and individuals. Our international network results in our team undertaking a high proportion of cross border tax services.


The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join EY’s specialist Management Taxes and Transactions team based in in London, Manchester, Glasgow or Edinburgh. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with our excellent existing clients and intermediaries, providing a great opportunity to build and expand their network and be instrumental in winning new business.


Candidates should have a knowledge of and proven track record advising on the issues impacting management teams including strong knowledge of the employment related securities regime as well as strong knowledge of the capital gains tax and income tax issues relevant to individuals undertaking transactions.


Your key responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients
  • Proactive business development to win new work
  • Management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects for their clients, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach taken
  • Provision of development support to junior members of the team through effective supervision, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribution to people initiatives, including retaining and training our team


Skills and attributes for success

  • Client driven and strategically and commercially aware
  • Strong tax technical skills in the management taxes area
  • Strong client relationship management skills with ability to develop quality outputs to clients
  • Negotiation skills, able to sustain opinion and handle challenges
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral
  • Good knowledge of advising a range of individuals and/or companies including AIM listed, PE backed, Family Owned and OMB and experience in implementing management incentive plans or share options plans.


To qualify for the role you must have

  • ACA / CTA / Tax Inspectors with full Technical Training course / Law qualification / Tax specialist qualification / or breadth of knowledge equivalent to a Tax specialist qualification
  • Strong tax technical skills
  • Proven track record in the management taxes area
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work
  • Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff

Ideally you’ll also have

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work, meet deadlines, monitor own budget
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically

What we look for

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly
  • Outgoing with good relationship skills
  • The ability to deliver quality output in a timely and efficient manner


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. 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, coaching and feedback 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

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


Who we are

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.


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