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Tax Manager - Private Client Services - Personal Tax

Location:  Manchester
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 14, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1490295

Private Client Services – Personal Tax – Manager
Our Private Tax team at EY consists of both personal and corporate tax specialists in one joined up team.  This unique approach results in a team with an exceptionally broad skill set and the ability to advise clients across a range of taxes.


Our Corporate Tax specialists within EY Private Tax work with a wide range of businesses (including OMBs, Family Businesses, PE backed and AIM listed) at various stages of the business life cycle (i.e. from start up right through to established multinational). Our work is primarily advisory in nature and typically includes tax advice in respect of matters such as M&A structuring, exit planning, group re-organisations, expansion into overseas territories and assisting businesses navigate the complex Venture Capital Scheme landscape.


More broadly, you will be responsible for building and maintaining trusted relationships with clients and ensuring in your role as their day to contact that they have access to the whole of EY.
The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious individual to join EY’s specialist Private Tax team based in Manchester. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with our excellent existing clients, providing a great opportunity to build and expand their network and be instrumental in winning new business.
We are currently looking to expand our team and are keen to speak with experienced Tax Managers, who have a proven track record of building trusted relationships with clients and a passion for delivering exceptional client service. EY is investing significantly in the Private Tax team and we are looking for the right individual to join our team and help contribute to our growth ambition at this exciting time.  

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
  • 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 companies including AIM listed, PE backed, Family Owned and OMB.

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
  • 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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