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UKI Tax - Senior Manager - International Tax and Transaction Services - Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Job description

Requisition ID:  1440479

We’ve got an exciting opportunity to join our Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) tax team, working within our International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS), who are recognised as being leaders in  cross border M&A. You will be working with some of the largest corporations in the world, advising them on their M&A deals. Working within our International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS) in particular sectors or areas of the M&A landscape or to get experience across the spectrum. We are looking for someone to be based in Reading or Birmingham.


You will be working with some of the sector leading Partners who are well known and respected in the market. You’ll also be working with a high performing team who have advised on many high profile and market leading transactions over the past few years.


It is a great time to join the team who have expanded exponentially in recent years and are continuing to grow. With a number of disrupting factors in the market at the moment you’ll be at the forefront of helping our clients to navigate the market challenges on an international scale.


The opportunity 

In this team, you will get wide-ranging experience in all the core areas of the deal cycle, including tax structuring, sell and buy side tax due diligence, funds flows, SPA reviews and refinancings.


As deal advisers, International Transaction Tax team members not only get good UK tax technical experience but also get a commercial understanding of what is important to our clients in a deal context. As a large part of ITTS work is cross-border, you will also have an early introduction to international structuring techniques and overseas tax regimes.


We are currently looking to expand our Corporate M&A Tax team and are keen to speak with experienced Tax Managers and Senior Managers.


Your key responsibilities 

You will contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of tax services to the client, building and maintaining tax relationships with clients to provide high levels of client service.  You’ll contribute to winning new work by proactively managing existing clients and ensure technical excellence and a practical/business focus approach.


  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, winning work proactively and contributing to winning new clients
  • High level management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding transaction tax projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business focused approach taken
  • Overall responsibility of quality of client service
  • Manage possible leads from other areas of the practice
  • Build networks and relationships internally and externally for the team to leverage from
  • Help people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
  • Contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training transaction tax professionals
  • Significant involvement in the management of the team both in terms of strategy and operations and through managing junior staff development and assignments


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong client relationship management skills with ability to develop quality outputs to clients
  • Negotiation skills
  • Business development skills, able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work to new and existing clients
  • Effective time management, ability to remain calm when under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Experience of coaching and developing more junior staff
  • Ensure delivery of quality work and take day to day management of delivery team
  • Change orientated with flexible approach
  • Strong knowledge and experience within transaction/M&A tax


To qualify for the role you must have

  • ACA/ATT/CTA or international equivalent / Law qualification
  • Degree qualified
  • Experience in transaction tax
  • Strong transaction tax technical skills


What we offer


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
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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.


About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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